First look!

Sep. 7th, 2017 08:35 am
scaramouche: All four members of Queen in silhoutte (queen silhouette)
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First look at Rami Malek as Freddie in Bohemian Rhapsody!

The Mr. Robot star is preparing to play Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (out Dec. 25, 2018), the Bryan Singer-directed film that chronicles Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS. Malek channels Mer­cury’s look from that global-­concert event.
egret: handsome portrait of young Freddie M. (freddieportrait)
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 Now it's in the popular news sites. 

Anyway, here is an article link: "Keep Sex, AIDS, and the Closet in Freddie Mercury's Biopic." The author Tim Teeman seems to recycle a lot of published stories as if they had been told to him personally, which I dislike. His overall point about changing cultural attitudes towards AIDS and what makes for a good biopic are on point. 
egret: young Freddie Mercury (cutefred)
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 Over on Queenzone, Daniel Nester tracked down the whole email on Wikileaks and posted it. The discussion runs to 3 pages so far.  Here is a fuller text of the leaked email I posted in the previous post.

Notes from Sony head, pasted below. From here: https://wikileaks.org/sony/emails/emailid/148797 

Fwd: freddy  

Begin forwarded message: 

From: "Pascal, Amy" 

P1:ISNT IT THE IDEA THAT HIS WHOLE FAMILY HAD TO LEAVE ZANZIBAR NOT THAT HIS PARENTS SENT HIM TO SCHOOL  IN INDIA .OTHER KIDS SHIPPED OFF TO BOARDING SCHOOL . DOESNT GIVE YOU THE FEELING THAT HE WAS A REFUGEE AS WE DISCUSSED 

Cutting for length; it's twice as long as the one I posted before )THERE NEEDS TO BE SOMETHING MYTHIC AND WE HAVE LOST IT