Bohemian Rhapsody

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:37 am

MaxWilder wrote:Maybe they meant "and" instead of "as."

If so, "however" looks awkward in context.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby MaxWilder » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:57 am

Maybe they meant "and" instead of "as."

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:31 am

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Precious Doll wrote:"Almost everyone admitted that “Bohemian Rhapsody” was a guilty pleasure to watch, however, as Rami Malek turned in an Oscar-worthy performance as Freddie Mercury.

I cannot parse this sentence. What is the deal with it? I have read it six times and it doesn’t make any sense. It just stops abruptly and omits the final clause.

Sorry, it was driving me crazy.


I took it to mean that people didn't actually think the film was good but they enjoyed it anyway and in spite of that they (the Academy members invited) are voting for Rami Malek.



That sentence, like much of the article, is poorly written and edited. The word "as" does not belong in it. It does read as though he intended to say something else and then dropped it.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby Precious Doll » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:17 am

flipp525 wrote:
Precious Doll wrote:"Almost everyone admitted that “Bohemian Rhapsody” was a guilty pleasure to watch, however, as Rami Malek turned in an Oscar-worthy performance as Freddie Mercury.

I cannot parse this sentence. What is the deal with it? I have read it six times and it doesn’t make any sense. It just stops abruptly and omits the final clause.

Sorry, it was driving me crazy.


I took it to mean that people didn't actually think the film was good but they enjoyed it anyway and in spite of that they (the Academy members invited) are voting for Rami Malek.
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby flipp525 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:40 am

Precious Doll wrote:"Almost everyone admitted that “Bohemian Rhapsody” was a guilty pleasure to watch, however, as Rami Malek turned in an Oscar-worthy performance as Freddie Mercury.

I cannot parse this sentence. What is the deal with it? I have read it six times and it doesn’t make any sense. It just stops abruptly and omits the final clause.

Sorry, it was driving me crazy.
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby Uri » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:23 am

FilmFan720 wrote:If this year is Malek and Close, then they would tie with George Arliss/Norma Shearer (1930) for the third biggest gap ever.


Ahm, we know Arliss was born in 1868, but when was Shearer born? 1902? I remember when she was supposed to have been born in 1900. And then there's the burning question of how the hell one is calculating the age gap between Joan Crawford, with all her conflicting birth dates - 1904,'05,'06 or '08, and Ray Milland (which I see that now his year of birth is stated as 1907, but I do remember - sue me - that in earlier publications it was 1905).

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby dws1982 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:54 pm

I'm guessing that the 61 years between John Houseman and Tatum O'Neal is the biggest-ever gap between Supporting winners?

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby FilmFan720 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:37 pm

dws1982 wrote:I think the nearly 48-year difference between Jessica Tandy and Daniel Day-Lewis is probably the biggest gap.


That is the biggest gap between the two lead acting winners ever. The second longest is only a few years earlier than that: Paul Newman was 41 years older than Marlee Matlin. If this year is Malek and Close, then they would tie with George Arliss/Norma Shearer (1930) for the third biggest gap ever.

The shortest gap is 1990...Kathy Bates is only 2 months older than Jeremy Irons.

Interestingly, the Actress winner has been older than the Actor winner only 22.5 times (the 1/2 credit goes to 1968, when Hepburn was older than Cliff Robertson and Streisand was younger).
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Postby dws1982 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:35 pm

I think the nearly 48-year difference between Jessica Tandy and Daniel Day-Lewis is probably the biggest gap.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby Greg » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:27 pm

If Malek and Close win, the Best Actor winner will be 34 years younger than the Best Actress winner. Generally, the Best Actor winner is older; so, does anyone know if this would be a record?
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby Precious Doll » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:06 am

Regardless of whatever they did the results worked out well for Rami Melak and I think the paragraph taken from one of the Oscar voters speak pieces sums us the films enormous public appeal (just shy of $850 million worldwide and still counting):

"Almost everyone admitted that “Bohemian Rhapsody” was a guilty pleasure to watch, however, as Rami Malek turned in an Oscar-worthy performance as Freddie Mercury. (All 20 people I contacted said Malek had their vote for best actor.)"

Guilty pleasure sums up the film and Queens timeless music didn't hurt it either.
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby OscarGuy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:36 am

There are a number of things that can affect your voice and how it sounds, including the size and shape of your mouth, teeth, and nasal cavity. Having to change how you hold your tongue could impact vocal patterns, cadence, and more. I'm not sure it can increase your range, but it does have an impact on the overall quality of output.
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:31 am

I can't find the quote, but supposedly it had something to do with forcing him to open his mouth and throat wider.

Freddie himself did think his teeth were part of what helped his range. That I did find a quote for:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/did ... 49914.html

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby MaxWilder » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:13 am

Yeah, that's false. How is having extra things in your mouth supposed to enhance your singing?

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody

Postby Uri » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:53 am

Big Magilla wrote:Although no one could match Mercury's range, the false teeth that Malek wore supposedly enabled him to reach higher notes than he normally could.


Not that the rest of the stuff doesn't come off as PR bullshit, but this is really, but really, pushing the envelope.


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