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You're kind of focusing on the wrong end of the sentiment. It's not so much that they did what Freddie wanted, it's that they never stood up to him or offered any critiques. What Freddie's trying to concede here is that he did his best work when Brian, Roger, and John were giving their input. The Munich guys were either unable or unwilling to stand up to ...


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The revenue for Live Aid wasn't really from the ticket sales, it was from phone-in pledges for the charity fronted by Bob Geldof. Tickets were only £5, but included a donation to the charity, making entry £35 in total. The bulk of the money came from donations, on the day and following, and also from the DVD sales [much, much later I just realised, the DVD ...


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This is done somewhat commonly. There is even a TV Tropes article listing out various examples. A few examples provided here: X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Peanuts Move: And I don't know if you are only asking about the music, or including the visuals as well, but Moulin Rouge! ...


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It's a combination of Rami Malek's voice, that of Freddie Mercury, and of Marc Martel: Even though Malek was singing, he still needed to lip-sync to Mercury's recordings, so they could overdub his voice where necessary. Here's an article about the process.


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Freddie! A 'queen', if you didn't know, is an 'overtly gay man'. It's not a description really used in these days of more openness and LGBTQ 'equality' but it was a term definitely used between gay men and their friends [of any gender-bias] to describe a man who displayed 'dramatic tendencies'. I hope I don't come off as some kind of neanderthal in the above ...


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Well, Bohemian Rhapsody got a limited release in China. It released on March 22, 2019 According to The New York Times, the Queen biopic hit theaters in the country last weekend, but it was an altered version that omitted references to lead singer Freddie Mercury’s sexuality. Per the Times, those references include the scene where Mercury, who was bisexual, ...


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I can't find any reason given so far, but we can speculate. There are lots of reasons why actors opt to not wear contact lenses when playing a character (either from real life or a book). For example, it is well know that Daniel Radcliff couldn't stay true to the Harry Potter books with his green eyes as he had a bad reaction to contact lenses. The ...


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The scene with the sweets is open to interpretation. I felt he did it to divert attention from the two of them holding hands, and to "reset" the conversation. As to what his father thought in real life, it's important to remember that the movie was a fictionalized account of his life. There are many, many things the movie got wrong, from how Freddie met ...


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