‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel on ‘finding the cinematic language’

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel on ‘finding the cinematic language’
Newton Thomas Sigel just received a BAFTA Awards nomination for Best Cinematography for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the blockbuster biopic of Freddie Mercury and Queen. “To be recognized by my British colleagues, in the birthplace of Queen, is more than I could have hoped for,” admits Sigel. The film reaped seven BAFTAs bids in all. “I am elated for Rami and my co-conspirators on Team Bo Rhap. We gave blood, sweat and tears to tell the story of Freddie and Queen, so I am eternally grateful all these wonderful artists are getting their due.”

Bohemian Rhapsody” has already defied expectations by breaking the bank at the box office and winning Best Drama at Sunday’s Golden Globes. Sigel readily admits, “It’s mind-blowing. I had somebody from South Korea tell me that they saw the film five times in a regular theatre and it got a standing ovation. I’ve never had that before!
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