Kim Kizyma
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Is this the real life?

I LOVE music documentaries. My favorite is probably Across The Universe, a Beatles inspired musical that came out not incredibly long ago. I remember I saw it in theaters with my mom (I dragged her with me) and she hated it. I loved it. There were so many subtle allusions that non-hardcore Beatle fans may miss, which I thought was really cool. I really respect detail like that.

Anyways, while watching videos on YouTube per usual, the ad before the video was the above trailer for the upcoming Queen movie, Bohemian Rhapsody.

It looks incredible to me. I love Queen--their music all sounds so good. Really, any track. I almost equate them (this is gonna sound weird) to Bone Thugs in the sense that a lot of their songs sound similar, but they are all unique and do stand alone...and the test of time.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a movie I will definitely need to see, so I can't wait til it comes out on November 2. I did a little research and found that "Freddie's" voice in the film is actually 3 separate people. Interesting.

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Although Freddie Mercury is the band’s most famous member, audiences shouldn’t expect Bohemian Rhapsody to focus entirely on Queen’s acclaimed lead singer.
The film will reportedly draw inspiration from the band’s music as it chronicles the time between the band forming in London during the 1970s and Queen’s 1985 performance at Live Aid, six years before Mercury’s death. It will also address Mercury’s death in 1991 due to complications from AIDS, but the film’s now-fired director insisted that the singer’s life won’t be the primary focal point for the film and it won’t be “a traditional biopic.”

“It won’t just be the dark Freddie story, but that being said, that also will be honored,” said Singer when asked about tone and focus of the film. “It’s about collaboration. It’s a celebration.”

Making the band a central theme of the movie instead of Mercury alone also falls in line with some of the issues raised early in the film’s development stage. Back in 2011, prior to Malek or Singer joining the project, May told The Daily Record that preserving Mercury’s legacy was the most important thing any film about Queen must do.

“Obviously, we go into it with a great amount of enthusiasm but also a certain amount of caution because Freddie’s legacy is very precious and we have a great responsibility not to mess it up,” he said.

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