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Thoughts on Bohemian Rhapsody

I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody 3 times. It’s a movie that’s been in the works since forever and I’m glad it finally came out.

Putting aside the typical Hollywood biopic storyline (fake drama, twisting facts to fit the story, etc.), I loved it.

But for the life of me, how hard was it to copy Roger’s hair through the years? They nailed Brian’s hairstyle, John’s haircuts, Freddie’s haircuts (well, apart from the WWRY recording scene). Roger has ~1 hairstyle throughout the movie. That’s 15 years with the long/stort(ish) version of a same haircut.

Have a look. Here is Roger Taylor (left picture) chatting with the Princess of Wales at the opening ceremony of Live Aid, and here’s Ben Hardy (the actor) on stage at Live Aid (pictures on the right).

Anyway, despite seeing the movie 3 times, I apparently I managed to miss Bono who appears in one of the very first scenes at a photo shoot with David Bowie. Hat tip to the husband for pointing him out. I guess I was too focused on Bowie whom I adore about as much as I adore Queen. U2 delivered an incredible performance that day by the way. I mentioned Bad a couple of times before, but here it is again if you haven’t watched it (I’m improving your musical tastes, don’t thank me):

I’m very excited about the soundtrack being released on tape. It’s too bad Virgin did such a poor job with the tape’s booklet (the quality is like homemade printing), I actually questioned its legitimacy when I first saw it at the store. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Many of my friends and people from my family have seen the movie and texted me afterwards saying they loved did.

Have you seen it? What did you think? Do you want to learn more about Queen? I can recommend songs and albums to properly introduce you to their music.

Pictures: © Twentieth Century Fox Film, Daily Mail / Splash News,


Fan de Queen et de bonne musique en général. Happiness Engineer pour chez Automattic.

6 thoughts on “Thoughts on Bohemian Rhapsody

  1. I really enjoyed the movie (though only enough to see it once 😝). My husband and I aren’t huge Queen fans so we didn’t really know what all would happen in the movie but it was very entertaining and of course the music was great.

  2. Absolutely LOVED the movie! Queen was actually my first concert. I saw them in Spain on the Magic Tour in 86. That concert was their second to last ever! Believe it or not, I found the whole concert bootleg on YouTube! The bootleg is only 1h90 minutes but they actually performed for more that 2h20… The last 25 min of the concert was a non-stop Beatles medley – they really set the bar high for any concerts I ever saw after…

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