“Bohemian Rhapsody” is the perfect film to help today’s young generation learn about the musical genius, Freddie Mercury.
The Queen frontman was the subject of the movie which garnered top honors at this year’s 76th Golden Globe Awards held Sunday in Beverly Hills.
With “X-Men” film series director Bryan Singer behind the film’s successful completion, “Bohemian Rhapsody” raked in the Best Motion Picture – Drama award and Best Actor – Drama for Rami Malek’s portrayal of Mercury.
Malek dedicated the accolade to the rock band’s legendary lead singer. He thanked Mercury for giving him “the joy of a lifetime.”
Malek also praised Mercury, describing him as a person of beauty. Born as Farrokh Bulsara in 1946, Mercury demonstrated his singing prowess during his lifetime in Great Britain.
His family was of Muslim-Indian descent. He joined Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon, forming the immensely successful British rock band, Queen.
Together they created commercially acclaimed songs. In listening to Queen’s “Greatest Hits” compilation album, listeners can observe Mercury performing the vocals on all the compositions.
The musical works involve diverse rhythm and beat – some of them upbeat while others are melancholic.
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” for instance, is a song about a troubled young man speaking to his mother about his dismal fate.
In “Killer Queen,” Mercury describes an attractive young woman who is “guaranteed to blow your mind anytime.”
Queen’s “Somebody to Love” features the lead vocalist expressing his desire to find a lover and the difficulties of finding one in this life.
The song “We Are the Champions” is one of the most popular songs of Queen. Listeners and fans of it found their necessary motivation to face the various circumstances that they have in their lives.
In addition, “We Are the Champions” is the rock band’s most distinguishable musical composition.
Finally, the upbeat “Don’t Stop Me Now” is about having a hugely enjoyable time in the company of friends at a party.
Apparently, the variety in the mood and themes in Queen’s songs present the band’s versatility and immeasurable musical talent.
In the film, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the audience will discern the tremendous prosperity of the British rock group and the personal intensity of Mercury.
However, their enormous triumph and wealth garnered in the music industry was also accompanied by rifts, as the movie presented.
Mercury especially showed how being successful in the public eye does not translate to a well-sorted private life.
Queen’s lead singer grappled with dilemmas involving his sexuality and his relationships with his band and his family.