Well, this is the longest New Years Resolution that I have ever resoluted for.
Jeff and I have watched one movie each month since the beginning of the year and it is something that I have enjoyed immensely. The movies are fine but it is spending time with my brother that I find so enjoyable. And there are so many more movies to choose from. It was my choice this month and I chose Bohemian Rhapsody.
Rami Malek played the lead singer of the band Queen and he certainly did a wonderful job of bringing Freddie Mercury to life. Rock movies can sometimes go a few different ways. They were accurate enough, for the most part, but the historical things that they chose to embellish or to shift in time made for a better movie.
The LiveAid scenes were brilliantly replicated. There were lots of clever nods to the original band. If you listen to some of the words to some of the songs it will rip your heart out. Some of the other words made you want to stand up and shout as loud as you can. That’s what Queen did for music.
Some of my favourite quotes from the movie
Freddie Mercury: “Good thoughts. good words, good deeds. Just like you taught me, Papa”
Brian May: That’s a nice fancy dress, Fred.
Freddie: I’ve got to make an impression, darling.
Brian: You look like an angry lizard.
Freddie: “I couldn’t sing off-key if I tried. I am exactly the person I was always meant to be. I’m not afraid of anything.
Freddie: “Roger, there’s only room in this band for one hysterical queen.”
Mary Austin:[to Freddie]Your life is going to be very difficult.
Jim Hutton: So all your friends have left you alone.
Freddie: They’re not my friends, not really. They’re distractions.
Jim: From what?
Freddie: The in-between moments I suppose. I find me intolerable. All of the darkness you thought you’d left behind comes creeping back in.
Jim: I know what you mean.
Freddie: Really? What is it that you do with them?
Jim: Spend them with real friends. You look like you could use a friend.
Freddie: I like you.
Jim: I like you too, Freddie. Come and find me when you decide to like yourself.
Freddie: “We’re family. We believe in each other, That’s everything.”