Queen’s legendary guitarist Brian May spoke in an interview with Louder Sound and revealed his favorite scene in biopic of Freddie Mercury, “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie.
Here’s the Brian May’s statement:
“My favourite Rami moment is when Freddie is plucking up the courage to tell us he’s going off to do his solo album.
It’s a wonderful piece of acting – and a lot of that wasn’t in the script. And when I watch it I feel that is so Freddie. He’d talk quietly, puff on his cigarette, not want to come out with the words. Eventually he did it – in a very cut-and-dry manner. But you can see the angst inside. That scene nearly got cut from the movie – that’s a little secret – just because there’s always this pressure to make things shorter.
But we fought for that scene to stay in, because the realism of it is quite gut-wrenching. That was a difficult moment for us. It’s Freddie kinda leaving his family. “
Interviewer asked “Do you think the film will satisfy the hardcore Queen fans” and Brian responded:
“Yeah, I think it will. It satisfies us. It makes us feel something. There’s a lot of incredible detail. All our technical people were involved, so if you look around at the guitars and amps you see on stage at Live Aid, you’ll see they’re pretty damn perfect and correct.
And the guys who built the Live Aid set itself [for the film] were the guys who built the original. Of course, there’ll always be things you can find fault with. There is no such thing as a perfect film, and Queen fans will understand when they see it that certain things have been moved around for the story to make sense.
You can’t collapse forty years of a person’s life into two and a half hours without cutting out a lot of stuff. “
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