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Queen: Days of Our Lives (2011)

The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond.

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... Himself
... Himself
Chris Smith ... Himself - Keyboards, Smile
... Himself (archive footage)
Rosie Horide ... Herself - Disc Magazine
Tony Stewart ... Himself - New Musical Express
... Himself (archive footage)
Roy Thomas Baker ... Himself - Producer
Paul Watts ... Himself - EMI Records
John Reid ... Himself - Queen Manager 1975-77
Peter Hince ... Himself - Queen roadie (as Peter 'Ratty' Hince)
Paul Gambaccini ... Himself - Broadcaster
Harvey Kubernik ... Himself - Melody Maker, LA
Reinhold Mack ... Himself - Producer
Jim Beach ... Himself - Queen Manager
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The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond.

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Only two of the surviving members of Queen were interviewed for the documentary. Retired bass player John Deacon declined to take part but archive footage of interviews with him was used. See more »

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Hey Big Spender
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Music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Freddie Mercury
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Very Good Documentary
12 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

Queen: Days of Our Lives (2011)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Very good documentary looking at the rise of the band Queen who packed sold-out stadiums before eventually losing their lead singing to the AIDS virus. As someone only familiar with the groups hits, I found the documentary to be very good in explaining every step of the band's rise to the top, their somewhat fall in the U.S. and their eventual rise with the help of Live Aid. The documentary was shown in two parts with the first covering the 70s and then the second half takes us from the 80s to today. Roger Taylor, Brian May, John Deacon and the band's manager are all on hand to give their memories on the events and it's clear that they all realize that they were a part of something special. The most touching moments happen towards the end once everyone learned that Freddie Mercury was dying and hearing the way he took it was quite inspirational. The documentary mixes the interview footage with archival material including Mercury interviews, concert footage, news clips and various other bits of footage. I'm sure die-hard Queen fans are probably going to already know most of this stuff but I'm sure they'll still get a kick out of the film simply because of how well-made it is. It's clear that everyone involved wanted this to be a very good example of Queen's work and I think the documentary does just that and it's bound to gain the band even more fans.


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