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I finally got to watch bohemian rhapsody the other day and needless to say i loved it . It was fantastic and rami did a fab job playing freddie im glad they picked him to play the role as freddie
 

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Bohemian Rhapsody Becomes Highest-Earning Music Biopic of All Time

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The Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody has become the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, Deadline reports. As of Tuesday, December 18, the film has earned $637,171,628 globally. The previous record-holder was the 2015 N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, which took in $201,634,991 globally, according to Box Office Mojo.


Bohemian Rhapsody also broke records for domestic and international earnings, individually: The film grossed $181 million in North America and $456 million across the rest of the world. Previously, Straight Outta Compton earned $161 million domestically and $40 abroad.
 

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by Noah Yoo January 22, 2019 Pitchfork
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Rami Malek has picked up an Academy Award nomination for his performance as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The film was also nominated in the Best Picture category. His Best Actor nomination is the actor’s first ever Oscar nod. Other Best Actor nominees are Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Willem Defoe (At Eternity’s Gate), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), Christian Bale (Vice).

Bohemian Rhapsody was also nominated in the sound editing, sound mixing, and film editing categories.

Earlier this month, Malek won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture. Bohemian Rhapsody won Best Motion Picture, Drama. The film is the highest-grossing music biopic of all time.
 

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I read yesterday that since the Bryan Ssinger expose hit the Atlantic magazine, Glaad withdrew Bohemian Rhapsody nomination for best picture.
This is so unfair in my opinion. This article is nothing but unproven allegations in the time of #me too and they're bringing the whole film down with Singer.
 

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By Rebecca Rubin April 14, 2019 Variety
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Bohemian Rhapsody” isn’t done rocking just yet. Fox and New Regency’s Queen musical has officially surpassed $900 million in ticket sales across the globe, continuing its mighty run as the highest-grossing music biopic of all time.

As of Sunday, the Oscar-winning movie has generated $685 million internationally, along with an impressive $216 million at the domestic box office. Though it has been out of North American cinemas for weeks, the film is still playing in theaters in China and Japan. Outside of the U.S., “Bohemian Rhapsody” became a huge hit among Japanese audiences, where it grossed $114 million. It also resonated in South Korea, earning $76 million, and the United Kingdom with $71 million.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” uses the legendary catalog of Queen music to chronicle the life of Freddie Mercury and the band’s rise to glory. Fox spent a modest $50 million to produce the movie, making its surprise success all the sweeter.

It wasn’t just moviegoers who rallied behind “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The film also received love from the Academy, scoring four Oscars, including a win for Rami Malek’s portrayal of the iconic frontman Freddie Mercury. “Bohemian Rhapsody” also nabbed Golden Globes for motion picture drama and actor in a motion picture drama for Malek.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is now Fox’s fourth-biggest movie ever, following “Avatar,” “Titanic,” and “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.” Overseas, is still the studio’s fifth-best release to date.

Thanks to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Fox ended its storied run on a high note. Last month, Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
 

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Freddie Mercury and Brian May LIve Aid 1985.

 

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They recorded "Put out the fire" 1982. It seems to me that it hasn´t been better, too many get shot including children. And sometimes children kill someone when they play with a gun In the land of the free.
The hero in the song is John Lennon who was shot 1981.

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It´s a nice interview with Freddie Mercury.I post it here because he talks about his work with Michael Jackson from 14:40
[video=youtube;P17v8MZWEw0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P17v8MZWEw0&list=WL&index=41&t=899s[/video].
He also mentioned in another interview that he thought "We are the world" was a beautiful song
It´s a pity they never found a time to finish the song they started to work together but they were both busy and lived far away from each other.
 

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I hope this okay. Happy Birthday Freddie.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Remembering the one and only <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FreddieMercury?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FreddieMercury</a> on his birthday. &#55358;&#56691;&#55356;&#57218;&#10084;&#65039;&#10024;&#55356;&#57270; <a href="https://twitter.com/QueenWillRock?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@QueenWillRock</a> <a href="https://t.co/6ZOzfFoDzV">pic.twitter.com/6ZOzfFoDzV</a></p>&mdash; MJ Rock Forever On (@MJRock4everOn) <a href="https://twitter.com/MJRock4everOn/status/1302095360156938242?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 5, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&#55356;&#57200;&#55356;&#57197;&#55356;&#57196;Happy <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/birthday?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#birthday</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/freddiemercury?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#freddiemercury</a> &#55356;&#57218; Thank you for the talent you shared with us and the example of the strenght, that you can achieve what ever you want with hard work &#55357;&#56911;&#55357;&#56401;&#55357;&#56471;<a href="https://twitter.com/QueenWillRock?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@QueenWillRock</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MichaelJackson?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MichaelJackson</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mjfam?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#mjfam</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyBirthdayFreddieMercury?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyBirthdayFreddieMercury</a> <a href="https://t.co/UxvVHHjXR9">pic.twitter.com/UxvVHHjXR9</a></p>&mdash; MiJoSi (@MiJoSi1) <a href="https://twitter.com/MiJoSi1/status/1302140071047499776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 5, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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I can't believe its been nearly 30 years since Freddie's death. Even though he died before I was born, I still miss him a lot. I wish he was here to see the success of Bohemian Rhapsody.
 

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Support the work of The Mercury Phoenix Trust - Fighting AIDS Worldwide - in memory of Freddie Mercury. The song is from Freddie´s solo album but Brian May and Roger Taylor was involved and started The Mercury Phoenix Trust. They still support it, they have recently donated things for an auction and totally the trust recieved £28,431.THere are still no cure for AiDS only medicin which prevent you from getting AIDS if you are HIV +
 
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I think it was their producer who said he called them North, South, West and East..for example Freddie loved opera and Brian loved heavy metall. No one in Queen was angry at Freddie when he wanted to do a soloalbum as claimed in the movie.Roger Taylor had done 2 soloalbums earlier.IF Roger and John had a reason to be angry at Freddie it was for the clothes they had to wear in this video.You can see how unhappy they looked, who can be a womanizer in these clothes?But it was the songwriter -Freddie in this case-who determined the content of the video. The song is from real life but the video was opera -inspired

"It's A Hard Life"

I don't want my freedom
There's no reason for living with a broken heart

This is a tricky situation
I've only got myself to blame
It's just a simple fact of life
It can happen to anyone

You win you lose
It's a chance you have to take with love
Oh yeah I fell in love
But now you say it's over and I'm falling apart

Yeah yeah it's a hard life
To be true lovers together
To love and live forever in each others hearts
It's a long hard fight
To learn to care for each other
To trust in one another right from the start
When you're in love

I try and mend the broken pieces
I try to fight back the tears
They say it's just a state of mind
But it happens to everyone

How it hurts (yeah) deep inside (oh yeah)
When your love has cut you down to size
Life is tough on your own
Now I'm waiting for something to fall from the skies
I'm waiting for love

Yes it's a hard life
Two lovers together
To love and live forever in each others hearts
It's a long hard fight
To learn to care for each other
To trust in one another right from the start
When you're in love

Yeah it's a hard life
In a world that's filled with sorrow
There are people searching for love in every way

It's a long hard fight
But I'll always live for tomorrow
I'll look back on myself and say I did it for love
Yes I did it for love for love oh I did it for love
 
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MIST;4300285 said:
It´s a nice interview with Freddie Mercury.I post it here because he talks about his work with Michael Jackson from 14:40
[video=youtube;P17v8MZWEw0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P17v8MZWEw0&list=WL&index=41&t=899s[/video].
He also mentioned in another interview that he thought "We are the world" was a beautiful song
It´s a pity they never found a time to finish the song they started to work together but they were both busy and lived far away from each other.

I really want to hear Victory!
 

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Themidwestcowboy;4308394 said:
I really want to hear Victory!
Freddies personal assistant Peter Freestone said this;
&#8220;The combination of the two of them, but just being there while they were feeding off each other. Each of them were just giving out everything they could to create something and to be present at that sort of thing is amazing,&#8221; he gushed.

&#8220;The same happened with David Bowie with Under Pressure for Queen. To be present when you have&#8230; it&#8217;s almost like electricity. Then you feel tension in the air and there&#8217;s that ozone smell. It&#8217;s almost like that.
 

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Jeez it's mad seeing posts from me in this thread back in 2008, haha, time flies.
 

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I read this was the last song Freddie wrote alone.He knew he was going to die and he saw the beauty of the world.The other members in Queen finished it after his death
 
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