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Posted: 07 Feb 11, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Almost all the music biopic movies out there have started with a scene somewhere dfown the line in the career of the musician(s).  What do you think should be the opening sence in the upcoming Freddie/Queen biopic?


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Posted: 07 Feb 11, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe they start off with a scene right before or right after hitting the stage at LIVE AID? I would love to see scenes like this. The tension, the passion, the moment when they appear on stage - the energy.

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Posted: 07 Feb 11, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It should start with a flashback of the band getting bigger and bigger. Two US no 1 singles and no1 album, increadibly sucessful 1980 US tour. Then the '81 South American tour. This would all be happening while the opening credits are going up.
The film then starts with the band in the studio recording Hot Space. Everything then starts to go downhill.

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Posted: 07 Feb 11, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bad Seed wrote: It should start with a flashback of the band getting bigger and bigger. Two US no 1 singles and no1 album, increadibly sucessful 1980 US tour. Then the '81 South American tour. This would all be happening while the opening credits are going up.
The film then starts with the band in the studio recording Hot Space. Everything then starts to go downhill.
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It does start to go downhill, BUT in the U.S. only, not the rest of the world.


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Posted: 07 Feb 11, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie base jumping into a live volcano to the tune of Dont Stop me now. Just as he's about to spash into the lava, he is rescued by Flash Gordon. They then tongue kiss for the next 35 minutes.


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Posted: 07 Feb 11, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The camera pans down from the stars and settles on the horizon line.  A tiny car screeches away from the camera, only to be chased by a much bigger car that is (possibly) firing lasers at the smaller car.


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Posted: 07 Feb 11, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie goes to the doctor's office and the doctor tells him he has AIDS. Flashback...

Or, a scene in which Freddie has sex with Nicolai Grishanovich and in the heat of the moment shouts out 'THIS WILL BE MY DEATH SENTENCE!'. Cut to previously mentioned scene and flashback again...

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Posted: 07 Feb 11, 18:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How bout an hour of 4/25/1979 for an opening.


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Posted: 07 Feb 11, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jamster1111 wrote: How bout an hour of 4/25/1979 for an opening.
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Brilliant.


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Posted: 07 Feb 11, 19:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are a plethora of ways that it can be done.  It could start off with the birth of Freddie, with some non-related Persian music going on in the background; it could start off with him being told he has AIDS and then a flashback (Larry Lurex "Goin' Back" being played in the background) with loads of  Queen  and Freddie landmark/milestone images zipping backwards (Wembley, Live Aid, Hammersmith '79, Bohemian Rhapsody, the Kenny Everett sketches, The Hectics etc etc) right the way back to the aforementioned birth scene.  It could also start off at the first contract signing, Live Aid itself, the making of Bo Rhap or even Freddie uttering the lines about not going to be a star, but a legend. 

Who knows? Only the writers!

Let's wait and see!


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Posted: 08 Feb 11, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May walks into the frame and rips off the first few licks of Tie Your Mother Down. Flashpots explode, and he and Roger perform the song while the credits roll, with Danny Miranda on bass and Jamie Foxx on vocals. Why Jamie Foxx? Because the last biopic the dude was in won an Oscar.


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Posted: 08 Feb 11, 02:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i did hear that there wont be any focus of Freddies Aids virus,will basically be all musical, perhaps imo some personal stuff re all the members will appear on film, but its all about the music

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Posted: 08 Feb 11, 03:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first shot should be Greg Brooks saying; "This movie is property of Queen Productions".


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Posted: 08 Feb 11, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it will be and should be Queen backstage either just after or just before Live Aid. Show the emotion for a few minutes, how much the crowd loved them and then cut back to an art room showing a shy Freddie at Art School in the late 60's.


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Posted: 08 Feb 11, 04:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, it has been reveiled already that this film isn't going to be about his music?

So my guess is that it opens in New York, in 1983 where he is laying in an empty bathtub, while some gay in leather stands above him, pissing on him


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Posted: 08 Feb 11, 04:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aah you beat me to it.  I was thinking of Freddie in the bathtub composing Crazy Little Thing Called Love :-D

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Posted: 08 Feb 11, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first scene should be Freddie/Borat saying Paul Rodgers was his favourite singer.


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Posted: 08 Feb 11, 05:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie bending over some young German bloke, nailing him and, once finished, announcing:

"Bring me another - this one's broken!"


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Posted: 08 Feb 11, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Right after the Knebworth concert... when Freddie knew that it was his last time on stage. Heartbreak... then flash back to a pivotal moment in his childhood/early adult years... Opening title: Anyway The Wind Blows

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Posted: 08 Feb 11, 05:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote: Freddie bending over some young German bloke, nailing him and, once finished, announcing:

"Bring me another - this one's broken!"

That really had me laughing! Let's tweak that a bit... "Bring me another, darling - I think this one's broken!"