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Posted: 08 Nov 06, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just read this news:
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=61792

A film about Freddie's live. I can't wait to see it actually. Lets hope it's also focusing on the music, and not only the wild partying.

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Posted: 08 Nov 06, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know. I bet a filmed party might be quite entertaining, coming from FM.

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Posted: 08 Nov 06, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They would have to leave out quite a bit then, since sex & drugs are a no-go in Hollywood films :P

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Posted: 08 Nov 06, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

didn't you see BLOW or BOOGIE NIGHTS??

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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>The Audacity of Charles wrote:

<font color=red>The Audacity of Charles wrote:

The idea of a movie like that just makes me feel ill...

Knowing this "Hollywood" beast, I just dearly hope it's not too tasteless or overly doting upon things they think will get an award (if they even care about that) - like that AIDS thing.

If they're going to do it and go through his personal life, they might as well go all the way and present him as an actual person - good and bad, and not just a scandalous story.

I think it would be great if people walked away thinking they saw something they weren't supposed to. Maybe being grateful for their own privacy.


But fuck that, Hollywood will do whatever it damn well pleases.


On a more shallow note, if they do this, I would love if Johnny Depp played him. Depp is a fantastic actor. And that jumps out in my mind before any phsyical resemblances.

Actors, I think shouldn't be picked on a he-looks-like-him basis, sure that should certainly be considered, but there's always the magic of make-up and things like fake noses.


Considering that Brian, Roger (and John?) are involved, I don't think it will be a tasteless mockery of Freddie. Queen can always refuse the use of their music and voila! No movie.

I'm rather surprised that Robert DeNiro hasn't been mentioned by name as being involved. Other than being a great actor/director, he has his own film production company. I wonder if Martin Scorsese (sp?) would be interested in directing?

Though I'm not sure about Depp playing Mercury, I do agree that the actor does not need to look identical to Freddie. Joaquin (again, sp?) Phoenix didn't look like Johnny Cash necessarily but there were similarities.

This also begs the question, will the actor playing Mercury choose to sing the songs himself as is the current trend in Hollywood?

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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No way! I'll stick with the original Queen photos, vhs's, dvds. No substitutions, please. I purposely did not go and see the Johnny Cash film - I would rather see some old grainy black and white film of the real Cash than someone's imitation. Freddie Mercury is 100% pure charisma! Leave it alone.


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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great news about the film! cant wait to see it!

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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

willem-jan wrote:

They would have to leave out quite a bit then, since sex & drugs are a no-go in Hollywood films :P


Why was there animated sex in the Hollywood version to the video of Days Of Our Lives then?


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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.*.Messenger Of Leah.*. wrote:

willem-jan wrote:

They would have to leave out quite a bit then, since sex & drugs are a no-go in Hollywood films :P


Why was there animated sex in the Hollywood version to the video of Days Of Our Lives then?


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