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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's been mentioned recently that a new Freddie documentary is in production. Rhys Thomas has confirmed that he is making this and has in fact finished it, and it's called 'Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender'.

I presume that after his work with the Queen doc, they were impressed enough to sign him up for a Freddie one, in order to have more 'in house' control of this as opposed to DoRo's 'The Untold Story' which didn't even interview Roger!

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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 04:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm lookin forward to this!

about the lack of Roger in The Untold Story; I've always wondered about that.. I can't imagine they DIDN'T ask him...

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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So far he's done a better job that any of the crap documentaries DoRo made.


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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It seems that this documentary will be on the next Freddie's releases that it says on Freddie For A Day site. It make sense


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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Would be great to have it released on Freddie's 66th birthday.


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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 06:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope it will include more interview of Barbara Valentin. In "The Untold Story" there were just few seconds...
And I think it's great title of the documentary.

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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really hope they concentrate more on his musical output as opposed to who he socialised with, went to school with etc.... Whilst that's good stuff, it's already been covered. I wonder if there's any behind the scenes footage of Freddie in the studio working on Mr Bad Guy or Barcelona, or some extra stuff like the Bob Harris footage of Freddie in the studio with Queen which we haven't seen yet.

Rhys Thomas has said that he flew out to speak to Mack, so it seems promising that those closest to Freddie in his music making will be probed in new interviews.

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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:
So far he's done a better job that any of the crap documentaries DoRo made.


It was a different time. DoRo made some real nice stuff if you ask me.

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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just hope it won't be accompanied by a new Greatest Hits of Freddie's "hits".

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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And the new documentary will contain much new and unseen footage.

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Posted: 02 Jun 12, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cheers Gary - good to know, and whets the appetite!

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Posted: 03 Jun 12, 05:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

[quote]I hope it will include more interview of Barbara Valentin[/quote]

You'll do well...she died over 10 years ago.



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Posted: 03 Jun 12, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mack, Dave Richards, Mike Moran, Dave Clarke, Bri Rog and John - these are all the sort of folks I'd like to see interviewed extensively.

Barbara Valentin? Not really gonna give us a huge insight into Freddie's work is it?.....

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Posted: 03 Jun 12, 08:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I doubt John will be interviewed ever again.


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Posted: 03 Jun 12, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Supersonic_Man89 wrote:
[quote]I hope it will include more interview of Barbara Valentin[/quote]
You'll do well...she died over 10 years ago.

Have you ever seen "The Untold Story"? There's footage of Barbara Valentin interview. Only few seconds. Think before writing... sometimes...

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Posted: 03 Jun 12, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I stand by my quip

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Posted: 03 Jun 12, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, that's really witty... :-D

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Posted: 03 Jun 12, 20:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good info!... Looking forward to this.
Hopefully it'll be inclusive of John. The guys a legend himself...get up off the couch, John!!!


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Posted: 04 Jun 12, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I doubt John will be involved, for all we know it might still be too painful for him to talk about Freddie. And this looks pretty interesting, I look forward to it. The Untold Story was pretty disappointing (and cringe worthy at times).

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Posted: 07 Jun 12, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd really like to see a documentary about Freddie's battle with AIDS. There's a fascinating untold story there that I'd like to hear. It's over 20 years since he died now and the people he knew are getting old (if they haven't passed away already themselves), soon it will be too late. Freddie's bravery in his last days was something else and now people are surviving this disease, it will be a reminder of a time when AIDS was an automatic death sentence.