Details You May Have Missed in "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Details You May Have Missed in "Bohemian Rhapsody"

You'll 100% want to see the film again after reading this


Wayne's World

There's a scene in the film where Mike Myers plays an executive from EMI records, Ray Foster, and the band plays him the album they had just finished recording "A Night at the Opera." They're arguing over which one will be the single, and the band is pushing for Bohemian Rhapsody. He claims that "Bohemian Rhapsody will never be the song that teenagers can crank up the volume in their car and bang their heads to." Which is ironic, because that is exactly what Mike Myers's character, Wayne in "Wayne's World" does.

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According to Queen guitarist Brian May, apparently this scene in "Wayne's World" helped the band regain popularity in the United States after Freddie Mercury passed away.

Roger Taylor's Jewelry

Something that truly blew my mind was how close they paid attention to detail in the film. Queen's drummer, Roger Taylor, was into wearing a lot of jewelry around his neck and they made sure to include it in the film. &

Live Aid Concert

One of the film's most iconic moments and arguably the band's best performance, was their appearance at the Live Aid Concert, a benefit in 1985 for the famine in Ethopia. Many iconic bands and artists were on the lineup such as Elton John, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, and U2. In fact, U2 even makes an appearance in the film.

The singer pointed out in the photo is U2's frontman, Bono. Along with Queens, they too put on an astounding performance at Live Aid.

While on the subject, the film completely outdid themselves replicating Live Aid as a whole. The stage, the outfits, the crowd, and even the beer and Pepsi cups on top of the piano. &;=77s

Bohemian Rhapsody Inspo

In an opening scene we see Freddie has a photograph on his wall of Marlene Dietrich which ultimately inspired Queen's "Queen II" album cover, and the Bohemian Rhapsody video.;=108s

This photograph was from the actress's film, "Shanghai Express," and the band used this framing and lighting for their music video and album art.

If you haven't seen the film yet, I urge you to do so. The band is so important in the history of rock n' roll, and broke many barriers with the songs they produced and the way they carried themselves. Freddie Mercury is no exception to this, with his crazy outfits and bits that he did while performing. The film perfectly captured their story, and will only make you fall more in love with the band.

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Board Games Are More Important Than You Think They Are

They've become a defining part of my family.


Remember when you were a kid and you'd have a family game night? Or your friends would come over and you'd open the game cabinet and play at least three different games together?

Maybe it's just me, but those are some of my best memories from my childhood. My family loves games, board games, and electronic games.

Of course, as I got older, gaming consoles like PlayStation and Wii became more and more popular. That meant that the game cabinet was opened less and less, collecting dust.

Thankfully, I live in New Jersey near the shore and Hurricane Sandy left my family with no power for five days. Sure, it was scary not having power and walking around my neighborhood seeing fallen trees or roof shingles, but we were inland enough to not have had any flood water damage.

No power also meant no PlayStation or Wii games. The gaming cabinet was opened again, this time with vigor. Now, four years later, and I still think about sitting in the dark with a flashlight playing Scrabble with my family.

That was also the week I learned how to play Yahtzee and dominated my dad in every game. My sister constantly was looking for someone to play her to Battleship. We exhausted Rummikub.

The game was already a family favorite, and that's including extended family. Family barbeques had been ending with late night games of Rummikub for at least a year by the time Sandy hit.

We were ready to strategize and crunch numbers, but after day three, we never wanted to a number ever again.

This semester, there's been a surge of board game love again in my family. My sister bought Jenga, which we are currently trying to exhaust ourselves with. My favorite board game also had a comeback: Life.

I loved this game so much that I had the SpongeBob version as a kid. I would play it with my best friend, just the two of us, playing game after game of Bikini Bottom themed Life. Now, I have a car full of "kids" that I've started to make pets in my head. I can handle having five pretend dogs, but not five pretend kids.

I don't know what it is about board games, but my family has always had an affinity for them. We've gone through our cycles of playing video games and card games, but we always come back to the classics. Maybe it's more a defining part of my family than I originally thought.

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