Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#26 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:59 pm

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Yes because Dexter Fletcher has a name to protect
So he'd want his first/most predominant credit to be as co-director of a bad film? Assuming this winds up being bad? Sure, he's not a name now, but that would have been even more reason for him to want credit for his work on this were he proud of it

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#27 Post by Lost Highway » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:03 pm

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There's been loads of discussions and near-infighting on Twitter about how the film is purportedly hiding Freddie's queerness, and particularly white-washing the fact he died of AIDS by ending the film at their Live Aid performance. Bryan Fuller has been particularly outspoken about it since the trailer premiered online.
Wikipedia credits Aaron McCusker as playing Jim Hutton who was Mercury’s partner till his death, so it looks like that’s not left out of the film. Still, nothing about this looks appealing to me and I’m not much of a Queen fan.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#28 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:27 pm

To be fair, I am not a Carpenters fan but I love Todd Haynes's Superstar. But Singer is not on the same level as Haynes, even if he gets to play with bigger budgets.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#29 Post by Lost Highway » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:43 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
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To be fair, I am not a Carpenters fan but I love Todd Haynes's Superstar. But Singer is not on the same level as Haynes, even if he gets to play with bigger budgets.
Hardly you run-of-the-mill biopic. I’m not a fan of the genre at the best of times but could be convinced if the movie is formally interesting, like Superstar, or if I like the artist/s and the music.

...I do quite like The Carpenters though. :)

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#30 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:08 pm

There was zero chance anyone but Singer would get the director credit here—DGA rules prohibit multiple director credits on a single film without a special waiver, and Bohemian Rhapsody was clearly not going to get one, since this situation (director fired by studio and replaced mid-shoot) is exactly the sort of thing the rule was meant to discourage.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#31 Post by beamish14 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:40 pm

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
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There was zero chance anyone but Singer would get the director credit here—DGA rules prohibit multiple director credits on a single film without a special waiver, and Bohemian Rhapsody was clearly not going to get one, since this situation (director fired by studio and replaced mid-shoot) is exactly the sort of thing the rule was meant to discourage.
Right. Principal photography had clearly made it past the halfway point when Singer was booted, so I figured he'd retain his credit.
One notable exception to the DGA guidelines, which was clearly precipitated by very exception circumstances, is the shared credit Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson got on Chasing Mavericks.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#32 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:01 am

swo17 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:40 pm
Yes because Dexter Fletcher has a name to protect
If you watched Press Gang or Gamesmaster, he does!


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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#34 Post by Big Ben » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:04 pm

I don't even know what to say. I winced more than once.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#35 Post by Lost Highway » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:31 pm

Denture Rhapsody

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#36 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:55 pm

Early impressions are floating in on this, and apparently Malek is the only thing that's good about it. Kyle Buchanan said it's a "glorified Wikipedia entry"

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#37 Post by domino harvey » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:59 pm

Yep, this is going nowhere, despite some positive but not effusive notices for Malek. Another spot free for Best Actor, which is surprisingly wide open this year

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#38 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:07 pm

It can't help at all that the leads actually sing in A Star is Born, where here it's all Mercury's vocals.

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#39 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:33 pm

I still can't imagine Malek not getting nominated, unless this is just totally ignored commercially.

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#40 Post by Fiery Angel » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:58 pm

Lip-syncing didn't hurt Cotillard when she played Édith Piaf.

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#41 Post by domino harvey » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:07 pm

That movie and performance had massive industry support for Cotillard. No evidence Hollywood royalty will stick its neck out for this

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#42 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:08 pm

Unless it makes unexpectedly big bank at the box office, which I'm still expecting

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#43 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:50 pm

Even then there's still the Bryan Singer problem.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#44 Post by Big Ben » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:06 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
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Even then there's still the Bryan Singer problem.
He's already been hired for the Red Sonja movie and just received a big payday. So I'm guessing the most recent accusation meant nothing to executives.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#45 Post by domino harvey » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:11 pm

But we are talking about the same Academy that just kicked Polanski out even though not a single new negative thing had happened since they awarded him an Oscar. Unless this movie is undeniably brilliant, which so far not even its admirers think, it's easily ignored

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#46 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:51 pm

Just going to put my flag in the ground and say I think Malek is definitely nominated for this. The filmmaker is much different from the actor(s) and technical categories, and I think he gets recognized. Happy to put a bet on it with Domino if this forum wants some pitiable mod stunt to take place, but I'd rather it just be a friendly declaration of disagreement \:D/

Oh, and for the record, I think Singer is perhaps the luckiest man in Hollywood and is definitely guilty of almost everything Kevin Spacey has been blacklisted for, and more. The documentary An Open Secret alone should have sent him packing.

But I won't continue on that line of discussion in this thread! Just want it clear that I am far from in the tank for the film itself.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#47 Post by domino harvey » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:11 am

I will happily take that bet. We can do it Trading Places style

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#48 Post by rawlinson » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:08 am

Queen are my least favourite band of all time so I'd be more than happy to see this flop, but given the praise for him I think a Bafta nod for Malek is pretty much a certainty and the crossover with Oscar voters could push him in. But regardless of Singer getting new work I think if this does look to have any traction heading in to the Oscars there'll be enough negative stories brought up to hurt the film.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#49 Post by Fiery Angel » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:15 am

rawlinson wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:08 am
Queen are my least favourite band of all time so I'd be more than happy to see this flop
Thanks for that hot take.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018)

#50 Post by rawlinson » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:14 pm

Just a honest opinion. I absolutely despise the band and hope the film flops so it gets no awards play. If it hits big at the Oscars I'll have to make myself see it to have an informed opinion. But despite my hopes I think Malek is going to get a Bafta nom at least. The film might well be decent but I know how much I'll loathe the soundtrack and what a huge part of the film it'll play. Is that really that outrageous an opinion?

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