Bohemian Rhapsody (film)

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Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 film that tells the story of the legendary rock music band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985.

Directed by Bryan Singer. Written by Anthony McCarten.
Fearless lives forever  (taglines)

Freddie Mercury[edit]

  • [Quoting Zoroaster] "Good thoughts, good words, good deeds." Just like you taught me, papa.
  • The human condition requires a bit of anesthesia.
  • Roger, there's only room in this band for one hysterical queen.
  • I am the lead singer not the leader of the band.
  • I'm just a musical prostitute.
  • We're family. We believe in each other. That's everything.
  • I'm not going to be anybody's victim, AIDS poster boy or cautionary tale.
  • What's it gonna take for you all to forgive me?


  • Brian May: It's America. They're Puritans in public, perverts in private.
  • Ray Foster: Mark these words. No one will play Queen.
  • Roger Taylor: How many more "Galileo"'s do you want?!
  • Mary Austin: [to Freddie] I love the way you move on stage. The whole room belongs to you. Don't you see what you can be?


Freddie Mercury: I enjoyed the show. I also, I write songs.
Brian May: Our lead singer just quit.
Freddie Mercury: Well then, you're going to need someone new.

John Reid: So, tell me. What makes Queen any different from all of the other wannabe rockstars I meet?
Freddie Mercury: Tell you what it is, Mr. Reid. Now we're four misfits who don't belong together, we're playing for the other misfits. They're the outcasts, right at the back of the room. We're pretty sure they don't belong either. We belong to them.

Ray Foster: I'm not entirely sure that's the album you promised us.
Freddie Mercury: No, it's better than the album we promised you. It's better than any album anyone's ever promised you, darling. It's a bloody masterpiece. It is a good album, Ray.
Ray Foster: We prefer "masterpiece." It's expensive, and as for Bohemian...
Brian May: Rhapsody.
Ray Foster: Rhapsody. What is that?
Freddie Mercury: An epic poem.
Ray Foster: It goes on forever, six bloody minutes!
Freddie Mercury: I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever. [pause] And you know what? We're going to release it as our single.
Ray Foster: [laughs] Not possible. Anything over three minutes, and the radio stations won't program it. John?
John Reid: Yeah, we need radio. Format is three minutes.
Ray Foster: What about 'I'm in Love with My Car'?
[disappointed look on Queen's faces before Freddie kicks Ray's desk]
Ray Foster: Well, that's the kind of songs teenagers can crank up the volume in their car and bang their heads to. Bohemian Rhapsody will never be that song.

Freddie Mercury: [coming out to Mary] I think I'm bisexual.
Mary Austin: Freddie, you're gay.

Mary Austin: What do you want from me, Freddie?
Freddie Mercury: Almost everything.

Freddie Mercury: [calling Paul on the telephone] Paul.
Paul Prenter: Freddie?
Freddie Mercury: Sweetheart, I want to throw a party.
Paul Prenter: Okay, who do you want to invite?
Freddie Mercury: People! I want you to shake the freak tree and invite anyone who plops to the ground! Dwarfs and giants, magicians, Zulu tribesmen. contortionists, fire eaters, and priests. We're going to need to confess.

[Freddie enters wearing an extravagant outfit]
Brian May: That's a nice fancy dress, Fred.
Freddie Mercury: I've got to make an impression, darling!
Brian May: You look like an angry lizard!

Brian May: I want to give the audience a song they can perform. So, what can they do? [Starts to do two stomps, then a clap. Roger and John join in, followed by their wives, continuing the 'stomp-stomp-clap' that's the beat for "We Will Rock You."] Imagine...thousands of people doing this in unison.
Freddie Mercury: What is the lyric?

Jim Hutton: So, all your friends have left you alone.
Freddie Mercury: They're not my friends. Not really. Just distraction.
Jim Hutton: From what?
Freddie Mercury: The in-between moments, I suppose. I find them intolerable. All of the darkness you thought you left behind comes creeping back in.

Roger Taylor: You're a legend, Fred.
Freddie Mercury: We're all legends. [pause] But you're right, I am a legend.

Jim Beach: They just need a bit of time.
Freddie Mercury: What if I don't have time?

Freddie Mercury: Let's go and punch a hole in the roof of Wembley Stadium.
Brian May: Actually, Wembley Stadium doesn't have a roof.
Freddie Mercury: Then we'll punch a hole in the sky.


  • Fearless lives forever
  • The only thing more extraordinary than their music is his story
  • The music you know, the story you don't


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