Queen: Days Of Our Lives (2012)





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This epic, feature length documentary tells the story of the legendary British rock band Queen. Beginning with their early days as college students, performing with Mott the Hoople under the name "Smile," the band's story eventually leads to unparalleled success, admiration, and respect, filling stadiums to perform classics like "We Are the Champions", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Under Pressure", and more.
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"Queen: Days Of Our Lives" is an incredible chronicling of the eventful career of Queen as told by its members. As if Queen's music isn't incredible in and of itself, it takes on an entirely new meaning once it is set in the context of what was occurring in the lives of the band members. Knowing that Freddie Mercury was writing "The Miracle" as he was dying of AIDS takes these already poignant lyrics and transforms them into his personal eulogy to inspire the world. It is also amazing to know that the band's finances were so bad that they were in danger of breaking up and "Bohemian Rhapsody" was the enormous risk that would either save them or destroy them. It's a cool song... but this gives it historical significance. You just might want to be a bit cautious of the sequence where they show the making of the "Bicycle" music video... The film uses an interview format with all of the band members, combining archival interviews (including Freddie) of what was occurring at the time with recent interviews that reflect on Queen's legacy. These insightful interviews with Brian May (combined with several of my favorite guitar solos of all time) has secured his spot as my favorite guitarist of all time. I never had an attachment to Roger Taylor from watching their music videos, but this documentary exposed his personality in a positive way. The best part is that over the two hours, we get to experience all of their greatest hits (of which there are at least 30) from a, inspiration, composition, and performance standpoint. Queen is an epically awesome band, from their ever-evolving style to Freddie recording all of his vocal tracks in the studio alone, knowing that if he waited for the band to record their parts, he would die before it was finished. If they are not one of your favorite bands, they will be by the end of this documentary.

Jonny Priano
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