Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
The scene where Freddie tells the other members of Queen that he is HIV positive right before Live Aid is 100% fiction. It is also unclear when Freddie first learned he had the virus. Reports have varied from Freddie finding out in 1987 to him knowing much earlier than that after seeking medical attention in Germany. So the time it took for his disease to escalate to full-blown AIDS and end his life in 1991 is unclear. The movie ends with the public not knowing about his condition, which is accurate, as Freddie didn't publicise his illness until years afterwards, on 23 November 1991 - the day before he died. See more »
There is a scene in the film where Another One Bites The Dust is rehearsed and performed. There is transparent imagery of Queen albums in LP format. The albums appear in the order through their appearance. 'A Day At The Races (1976)', 'News Of The World (1977)', & 'Greatest Hits (1981)'. The albums 'Jazz (1978)', 'The Game (1980)', & 'Flash Gordon (1980)' are missing. See more »
We can be. We believe in each other... that's everything. We are going to do great things. It's an experience - love, tragedy, joy... it's something that people will feel belongs to them.
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The 20th Century Fox fanfare is performed with an electric guitar (composed by Queen guitarist Brian May himself) and ends with a guitar riff. See more »
For those of us of a certain age Queen, and especially Freddie, defined us. Sitting through this movie I had goosebumps. The casting just works and watching the actors playing May and Deacon you'd be forgiven in thinking someone had access to a time machine. Even Kenny Everett was instantly recognisable.
I left this movie a strange combination of elated and terribly sad. Elated to hear the music, watch the story and yet sad that Freddie was so desperately lonely.
Ultimately, I think Freddie would have approved of the whole thing. His genius and flamboyance shone through.
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