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Becoming Queen (2004)

Becoming Queen chronicles the majestic rise of rock's most flamboyant and revolutionary outfit. Fronted by Freddie Mercury, Queen blended stylistic elements of hard rock, opera, and Tin Pan... See full summary »

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Carlos Larkin ...
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Ken Testi ...
Ibex; Wreckage
J.J. Jackson ...
MTV Radio Personality
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Mike Read ...
BBC Personality
Tim Staffell ...
1984; Smile
Doug Puddifoot ...
Friend - Photographer
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Mike Bersin ...
Ibex; Wreckage
Trevor Dann ...
BBC Producer
Dave Schulps ...
Rock Journalist
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Jeff Griffin ...
BBC Producer
Zandra Rhodes ...
Fashion Designer
Edwin Shirley ...
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Becoming Queen chronicles the majestic rise of rock's most flamboyant and revolutionary outfit. Fronted by Freddie Mercury, Queen blended stylistic elements of hard rock, opera, and Tin Pan Alley to create their own unique tapestry of musical magic. Featuring extensive interviews with friends, members of pre-Queen outfits, Smile and Ibex/Wreckage, musical peers, rare archival interviews with Queen, scores of previously unseen photos and vintage memorabilia. Written by Mark McLaughlin

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Not bad
6 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Interesting as it has interviews with members of Wreckage and Smile, early bands the members of Queen were in. As a result, well worth watching for fans, or those interested in rock music. Probably there are no new insights, but well worth owning if you are a fan. More interviews with the band (which aren't BBC file tapes) would have been valuable. Other people, such as management might have contributed. And, do you think they really couldn't afford to buy the soundtrack, rather than just try and compose a 'sound-a-like' - which doesn't work particularly well.

Nevertheless, well worth watching for those with an interest in this most interesting of rock bands. Also avoids the Spinal Tap lookalikes - the downfall of many a rock documentary.


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