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Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is widely considered to be one of the best songs of all time and defined Queen's career. In this groundbreaking music video, the band perform their hit with a bunch of lights and colors.

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Bruce Gowers
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Credited cast:
Queen ... Queen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Deacon ... John Deacon
Brian May ... Brian May
Freddie Mercury ... Himself
Roger Taylor ... Roger Taylor
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Storyline

The video opens with a shot of the four band members in near darkness as they sing the a cappella part. The lights fade up, and the shots cross-fade into close-ups of Freddie. The video then fades into them playing their instruments. In the opera section of the video, the scene reverts to the Queen II standing positions, after which they perform once again on stage during the hard rock segment. In the closing seconds of the video Roger Taylor is depicted stripped to the waist, striking the tam tam in the manner of the trademark of the Rank Organisation's Gongman, familiar in the UK as the opening of all Rank film productions. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Short | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody See more »

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EMI See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In 2009, The Guardian's music critic, Tom Service, examined the song's relationship with the traditions of classical music, describing its popularity as "one of the strangest musical phenomena out there": See more »

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Edited into Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody, Wayne's World Version (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Bohemian Rhapsody
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
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Catchy song, forgettable video
7 November 2019 | by nikitalinivenkoSee all my reviews

I always thought the song was fine, not my favorite Queen song, but I give it a listen now and then, but I'm focused more on the video here. The video was standard live concert footage mixed with a pretty mild theatrical intro, it does nothing to service the song. A great music video is where song and footage compliment each other and you want to both watch and listen. With this one, you can give it a listen, but you won't really get much from the common band footage you've seen a thousand times. If the video is well known, it's because the song made it well known, as opposed to something like Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", where both music and video are iconic in their own right.


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