Legend of the Rock and the leader of the British band Kevin, Freddie Mercury, has finally received proper treatment Hollywood thanks to a film that tells his life, Bohemian rhapsody.
The film is one of the public's favorites, according to Forbes Magazine data, collected $ 285 million global.
During the film's presentation on October 24 in Wembley, Britain, one of the Queen's members, Brian May, said that Bohemian rhapsody It's not "a movie about Kevin, it's a movie about Freddie."
And he emphasized the appearance of Rami Malk as a Mercury Mercury, something most critics agree with.
Many of them also stress it Different aspects of The film does not reflect the real events of The lives of heroes.
The producers emphasize that although the film was made based on the story of Queen Freddie Mercury, Bohemian rhapsody This is not a documentary film, so they were taken away Some licenses And some adjustments were made to reality.
what are they These differences? We present five of them.
1. Band formation
Probably, the way in the film Bohemian rhapsody Showing the way Kevin was established is very different from what actually happened.
In the film, Freddie Mercury meets guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor in 1970 for the first time, in a presentation by Smale, the band that preceded the queen. This happens, by chance, right after the band's bassist and singer Tim Stasl has retired from the band.
At first, always according to the film, Mercury did not convince them, but then let him join the band.
But in reality Freddy Mercury met his band members while studying art and design at London's Ealing College.
Name, Mercury He befriended Tim Stapel, who was part of itA smile with Mai and Taylor, And soon he became a fan of the band. When Stapel left the team in 1970, Mercury joined him.
Another of the different points in the formation of the musical group in the film is the date on which the bass player was incorporated John Deacon
In the film, it shows that since Freddie Mercury began to be part of the band there were no changes in its composition because the deacon was part of the group from the beginning.
Yet, The singer not only persuaded Mai and Taylor to change the band's name to Queen, but that It was In 1971 When They added bassist John Deacon to the group.
Another character that appears in the film and that is far from reality is that of Ray Foster, EMI Records Manager.
According to the fictional report, Foster initially refused to produce the song Bohemian rhapsody Because it was too long and he asked the group to make more commercial music.
The magazine Rolling StoneHe declares that there is no evidence that Foster Ray was in reality.
The publication assumes that the character may be inspired by EMI boss Roy Featherstone, although he was a big fan of the Queen, unlike the film poster.
2 ARemoved Of Mercury
the film Bohemian rhapsody Says that Mercury met his girlfriend Mary Austin That night he joined the band in 1970.
But, according to Rolling Stone, The singer I do not know interested Bo until after To be the leader Of the Queen.
The film also creates a fictitious way in which the love story between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton, To say that both met at a party organized by the singer where Hutton worked as a waiter.
In real life, sAnd they met at a nightclub.
In an interview Times In the UK, he said that in 1984 he rejected Mercury when he invited him to drink because he did not recognize him (at that time Mercury was already a star).
Houghton worked as a hairdresser at the Savoy Hotel in London. When they met again, Already in 1985More they broke up.
Their relationship lasted seven years, until Mercury died in November 1991.
Hutton himself was diagnosed with AIDS in 1990 and does not appear prominently in the film because the film ends with Kevin performing live in 1985 live in London, which occurred shortly after his relationship with Mercury. As he writes Irish.
3. When he contracted AIDS
Towards the end of the film, Freddie Mercury learns that he has AIDS and exposes it to his friends to the concert "Live Aid".
This fictional fact serves as an emotional end to the story of the film about the history of the band.
But that's not really what happened.
According to Jim Hutton, The band's lead singer did not know about his illness until 1987, And did not officially announce it until November 23, 1991, the day before his death.
This is perhaps the strongest criticism of the film.
"I've never seen a film distorting its facts so punitively. It's as if the film wants to punish Freddie Mercury"Wrote Mike Ryan of UPROXX, a well-known entertainment site in the United States.
"Mercury's tragic death from AIDS was a key moment in the early 1990s to be aware of the disease, and linking her illness to her performance in live performance" seems light and cruel, "he added.
4. Participation in Live Aid 1985
No doubt Kevin's performance at the charity concert Live Aid in Wembley, UK, in 1985 was the most famous of History of The band.
The film shows that the group met to participate in the concert after a long season without seeing the face of it.
But it was not like that, because the band released their album the year before The works And they did a world tour to view the album.
Another of the great differences between fiction and reality is this The Queen has never separated as the film suggests Bohemian rhapsody.
In the film, Mercury signed a $ 4 million solo contract without telling his band members, which caused tension in the group.
Later, the singer said he needed a break from the band and that everyone had to make his way.
But what happened in real life is that the band lost their enthusiasm in 1983, after a decade of touring.
The friends agreed to take a break and focus on their solo career.
According to Leslie Anne-Jones' biography Mercury, The band worked on individual projects after their album Hot space In 1982.
However, explains Rolling Stone,The artists They did not lose touch And they started working in 1983 on the disc The works, Which includes the great success Radio Ga G.A.