It was a worthy Queen night at the US premiere last night for Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic of rock and roll that celebrates the supersonic rise of the band. A plum carpet was placed when some familiar melodic guests arrived. From Queen, lead guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor (who produced the film) were present, handling the fans' screams as gracefully as they did when "Seven Seas of Rhye", the band's first hit, was spearheading the charts. 1974.
Despite fame, fortune and everything that goes with it, Rami Malek's concert as the rock deity Freddie Mercury is what attracted the crowd. The producer Graham King, who remained in the film since his birth 10 years ago, as he changed directors and actor (Sacha Baron Cohen was scheduled to play Mercury at any given time), stressed the importance of the legacy of the lead singer. "First of all, I wanted to bring Freddie's legacy and Queen's legacy to a whole new generation of people who know music but do not know who they are." Malek, with the characteristic overbite of Mercury (it is said that he has blessed it) a cosmic vocal range), delivered. Right next to Bergdorf Goodman at the Paris Theater, the guests trampled, applauded, sang and shouted at the magnificent Queen.
Joe Mazzello, who plays Queen bassist John Deacon (creator of "Another One Bites the Dust", whose pulse beat) broke the sensation of the movie. "It takes you through a roller coaster. There are really funny moments, very dark moments, very sad moments, epic moments, but I think that when you see Freddie's trip and you know where his life is going to end, we do not end with that sadness. We ended with the triumph of Live Aid. "(Live Aid was the largest concert concert in multiple venues broadcast live to an audience of nearly 2 billion, benefiting the Ethiopian famine in 1985.) Six years later, at 45 years, Mercury died of pneumonia resulting from AIDS, a diagnosis he publicly denied, he had many secrets and the movie touches all of them, including the times when Mercury comes to terms with his sexuality. "Mazzello continues:" I think people You will feel that it does not matter what happened to you, regardless of all the difficulties in your life. . . he still has it and no matter what, nobody can take that away from him, he's the biggest rock star in the world. "On set, Gwilym Lee, who plays Brian May, did not want rock magic to end. She refers to herself as a family, and we stood firm from the first day we wanted to try to emulate that link, we have become a big family now. "
Brian May's real life, in lilac from head to toe, gives the film its stamp of approval. When asked what he would like to say to the younger generations who recently learned about Queen, May gives a modest answer. "Oh, I'm happy that you realized what we did, we fight for the same things that you fight for, we fight for being individuals and for freedom of expression, and that's still very important in today's world." . As someone who knows all the words of "Bohemian Rhapsody," it was comforting to see young children moving in the theater at legendary rhythms.
When Malek took his last arc of Mercury, the audience gave a standing ovation. Driven by Queen's euphoric hymns, we walk alongside the Plaza in an educated manner. (Despite the rock reputation of playing the guitar and destroying the hotel room). Very soon lines were formed in bars and meat carving stations, where revelers like Marky Ramone (Ramones), Steve Miller and Matt Sorum (Guns N & # 39; Roses) literally departed as rock stars until late hours of the night.