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Posted: 04 Sep 12, 01:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was recorded tears before he knew he had HIV so any emotional resonance connected to what we now know happened is purely coincidental. Plus the fact that he didn't write it and it was written for a specific musical which had a different theme, means again just coincidence.

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Posted: 04 Sep 12, 02:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Personally, though I know the history, I also find this song particularly affecting. As it happens I was surprised at my emotional reaction to the Olympics Closing Ceremony stuff: Obviously Freddie but, strangely enough, also Brian.


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Posted: 04 Sep 12, 02:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

we need someone like Bob Hoskins becuase he is british and working class, like freddie dreamed of being.
The movie will tell the story of how he worked his way up from "rag and bone man" singing "any old iron" on the street, to when he was found by Brian May and taught to use his voice for things other than collecting old metal and electronics from people’s gardens.

a sample from the 176 i have chosen

Bob Hoskins as Freddie mercury
http://www.mariowiki.com/images/1/18/Bob_Hoskins.jpg

Jazz Man Rik as Rolf Harris
http://www.nubar.com/realstock_images/64318_33.jpg

Scatman john as normal john
http://www.nubar.com/realstock_images/64318_33.jpg

david bowie (said BOH-ee) as David bowie (said BAW-ie)
http://www.davidbowietribute.com/bbb.jpg

Alun Armstrong as Profressor Que the wizard
http://static.whatsontv.co.uk/images/gallery/new-tricks-alun.jpg

Cleavant Derricks as Jim Saint Mark (an amalgam of Jim Hutton, Peter Morgan, mike Moran, spike edney and London
Philharmonic Orchestra)
http://www.cleavantderricks.com/sssliders.jpg

Frank Bruno as Mike Tyson
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39096000/jpg/_39096615_frank_bruno_pa300.jpg

Navi Jackson as Mary Austin
http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Michael+Jackson+Look+Alikes+Photocall+-hcI2RfBIffl.jpg

Bruce li as Roger Taylor
http://i29.tinypic.com/162ac8j.png

lou ferrigno as Brian may / Evil Brian may
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-56h4W9ejhH4/TrFcEs4nUsI/AAAAAAAAA1k/v-L2LCqMd_4/s1600/Lou.jpg

And this guy as John Deacon
http://blog.popflys.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Liu-Bolin-blending-in.jpg


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Posted: 04 Sep 12, 05:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have your attention, my attention seeking is vvorking.

Bob Hoskins as Freddie mercury
http://www.mariowiki.com/images/1/18/Bob_Hoskins.jpg

Jazz Man Rik as Rolf Harris
http://www.nubar.com/realstock_images/64318_33.jpg

Scatman john as normal john
http://www.nubar.com/realstock_images/64318_33.jpg

david bowie (said BOH-ee) as David bowie (said BAW-ie)
http://www.davidbowietribute.com/bbb.jpg

Alun Armstrong as Profressor Que the wizard
http://static.whatsontv.co.uk/images/gallery/new-tricks-alun.jpg

Cleavant Derricks as Jim Saint Mark (an amalgam of Jim Hutton, Peter Morgan, mike Moran, spike edney and London
Philharmonic Orchestra)
http://www.cleavantderricks.com/sssliders.jpg

Frank Bruno as Mike Tyson
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39096000/jpg/_39096615_frank_bruno_pa300.jpg

Navi Jackson as Mary Austin
http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Michael+Jackson+Look+Alikes+Photocall+-hcI2RfBIffl.jpg

Bruce li as Roger Taylor
http://i29.tinypic.com/162ac8j.png

lou ferrigno as Brian may / Evil Brian may
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-56h4W9ejhH4/TrFcEs4nUsI/AAAAAAAAA1k/v-L2LCqMd_4/s1600/Lou.jpg

And this guy as John Deacon
http://blog.popflys.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Liu-Bolin-blending-in.jpg


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Posted: 04 Sep 12, 05:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

emrabt wrote:
we need someone like Bob Hoskins becuase he is british and working class, like freddie dreamed of being.
The movie will tell the story of how he worked his way up from "rag and bone man" singing "any old iron" on the street, to when he was found by Brian May and taught to use his voice for things other than collecting old metal and electronics from people’s gardens.
a sample from the 176 i have chosen
Bob Hoskins as Freddie mercury
http://www.mariowiki.com/images/1/18/Bob_Hoskins.jpg
Jazz Man Rik as Rolf Harris
http://www.nubar.com/realstock_images/64318_33.jpg
Scatman john as normal john
http://www.nubar.com/realstock_images/64318_33.jpg
david bowie (said BOH-ee) as David bowie (said BAW-ie)
http://www.davidbowietribute.com/bbb.jpg
Alun Armstrong as Profressor Que the wizard
http://static.whatsontv.co.uk/images/gallery/new-tricks-alun.jpg
Cleavant Derricks as Jim Saint Mark (an amalgam of Jim Hutton, Peter Morgan, mike Moran, spike edney and London
Philharmonic Orchestra)
http://www.cleavantderricks.com/sssliders.jpg
Frank Bruno as Mike Tyson
http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39096000/jpg/_39096615_frank_bruno_pa300.jpg
Navi Jackson as Mary Austin
http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Michael+Jackson+Look+Alikes+Photocall+-hcI2RfBIffl.jpg
Bruce li as Roger Taylor
http://i29.tinypic.com/162ac8j.png
lou ferrigno as Brian may / Evil Brian may
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-56h4W9ejhH4/TrFcEs4nUsI/AAAAAAAAA1k/v-L2LCqMd_4/s1600/Lou.jpg
And this guy as John Deacon
http://blog.popflys.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Liu-Bolin-blending-in.jpg


lol! Particualrly like your casting for John Deacon and that someone finally realises the HUGE role Rolf Harris played in Queen's development. That's the real "Untold Story". Brian even modelled his hair after Rolf's and Fred had a huge collection of Rolf's paintings.


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Posted: 04 Sep 12, 06:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well here is the brilliantly PHotochopped movie poster.

http://oi48.tinypic.com/bi1iqu.jpg

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Posted: 04 Sep 12, 21:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

qz08927 wrote:
"In My Defense" by Freddie Mercury, is the only song i can think of left by any singer close to the time of their death, that truly is like Art as Life.
It has to be the most moving human song ever heard by the human ear, when you consider the circumstances.
The end lines are of course what i am talking about , that give it that perfect and unique place amongst all songs ever recorded by an artist in the entire history of music.
And, i know i got the title wrong.


There are several coincidental songs recorded by Freddie that are emotionally riveting after the fact. "Too Much Love Will Kill You" and "How Can I Go On?" are good examples


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Posted: 04 Sep 12, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote:
The song was written by Dave Clark, David Soames and Jeff Daniels for the musical Time.

Jeff Daniels from Dumb & Dumber?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIZU_NZRfjA

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Posted: 05 Sep 12, 07:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Until the TC "brought the crazy", this was an interesting thread idea.

To me, nothing is more heartbreaking to listen to than Warren Zevon's "Keep Me In Your Heart" and "Knocking On Heaven's Door".

Both recorded while suffering from advanced lung cancer as goodbye songs. "Knocking" recorded with a bunch of his friends in an all-night jam session and "Heart" as a thoughtfully written goodbye to his loved ones.



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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 01:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

emrabt wrote:
well here is the brilliantly PHotochopped movie poster.
http://oi48.tinypic.com/bi1iqu.jpg


Beautiful. Sadly, this isn't much worse than QZ/Medusa's actual proposals.

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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh christ not this again?

and Bohemian Rhapsody is about AIDS :-)


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