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Posted: 11 Sep 05, 11:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IWTBF promo video is very funny and I like to see them in drag especially Rog(so cute:D) and Bri(love his slippers:D). But in the middle of the video why are Freddie and other dancers in Holstein leotards? What did Freddie want to tell us by that part? What inspired him to make that strange part? If anyone knows about the story, please tell me. I am sorry if this questions was made before.

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Posted: 11 Sep 05, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as I'm aware I believe Freddie was attempting to 'mimic' the famous dancer Vaslav Nijinsky in the equally famous ballet "L'après-midi d'un faune". There's a picture of Ninjinsky in that ballet and wearing a costume not too disimilar to the one copied by Freddie in the "Break Free" video here:

http://www.cmi.univ-mrs.fr/~esouche/dance/faun.html


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Posted: 11 Sep 05, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

such_a_jollification is correct. Freddie's dressed as Nijinsky from L'après-midi d'un faune.


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Posted: 11 Sep 05, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you friends. I learnt from some Inernet sites the "L'après-midi d'un faune" by Nijinski brought a controvercy because he "masturbated" on stage in that play, as being rejected his love to a nymph. I don't know how he did though.....

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Posted: 11 Sep 05, 19:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's unbelievable to see how Freddie was a cultivated guy...and on interviews he acted as if he could hardly read books...my ass the guy surely read books...

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Posted: 11 Sep 05, 21:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PainPleasure wrote:

It's unbelievable to see how Freddie was a cultivated guy...and on interviews he acted as if he could hardly read books...my ass the guy surely read books...

Yes, I am always impressed with this point. Freddie was really cultured and cultivated. We can see it from his songs, too. There are a looot of famouse quotes, historical motif, religeon and literature related subjects in!

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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ayano wrote:

PainPleasure wrote:

It's unbelievable to see how Freddie was a cultivated guy...and on interviews he acted as if he could hardly read books...my ass the guy surely read books...

Yes, I am always impressed with this point. Freddie was really cultured and cultivated. We can see it from his songs, too. There are a looot of famouse quotes, historical motif, religeon and literature related subjects in!


Glad you all mentioned that. Don't know why Freddie is seen as not cultivated to the arts, popular culture, film or books.

Think about it. he loved and explored EVERY realm of music...from popular to classic, ie; rock, pop, jazz, dancehall, vaudeville, glam, metal, disco, R&B, soul, rockabilly, opera.

He loved different types of dance as well, from contemporary disco to ballet.

He adored Hendrix, Liza Minelli, Aretha Franklin, Montseratt Caballe, Vaslav Nijinsky, The Royal Ballet.

Freddie was an artist to, designing Queen's crest and alot of their album covers, and videos.

He wore jeans and T-shirts, and tuxes with tails.

The guy could rock or go to the opera or ballet.

I think Freddie was VERY well rounded, aware of all art forms and loved exploring them all.


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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 14:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember that I felt disgusted at a malicious article written by a certain journalist from Freddie's interviews including his mention about Nijinsky for the first time around the mid '70s...he was often misunderstood or underrated.

btw, I think he had many chances to know some kinds of arts and literatures during boarding school days and his interests in those things were getting clearer and clearer during those days...e.g. operas and some classical English plays and so on...

I think he tried to fuse various arts together to make his own music across the borders.


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Posted: 12 Sep 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let me tell you something.

I am 44 years old. I have loved Queen since I was 14, and I have loved Rock & Roll since I was practically out of diapers, like FIVE!!!!

I also had books on ballet and the Biographies of Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, the Ballet Russes, Isadora Duncun also when I was a pre-teen like
11-12, same time that I was also rockin'.

So I think it's great that Freddie was well rounded and loved the classic/fine arts as well as pop culture.

Also meant he was not like alot of people who have ''tunnell vision'', who only know one thing and that's it..like rock music or pop culture or modern history instead of history itself, and where everything came from...before..hand.


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