The songs in the Bo Rhap film, are they supposed to be played in chronological order? In that case why was Fat Bottomed Girls played when they were sent to the US straight after the scene of them recording 7 Seas Of Ryhe?
Try it suited the film montage about life on the road, so it was probably a production decision. Aligned with scenes of Freddie crowd surfing (I still can't get over how wrong this was) and Deaky doing backing vocals on FBG and speaking on mic ('We love you") which he never did, the segment was (for me) the most frustrating. The only time I heard John ever speak on mic live was at the Freddie Memorial concert. Other annoying moments were the performance of Bo Rhap in Edinburgh with Fred in black and white jump suit and leather jacket circa NOTW tour and of course moustache Fred in the birth of WWRY
That "We Love You Cleveland" montage is a good example of the poor writing that plagued the movie. They must have said "We love you (insert city name here)" eight times or so. Rather than being fun or clever it just laboured the point. We get it, they're playing in lots of different cities across America. Surely there was a more creative, less expositional way of doing this without bursting the budget?
Fat Bottomed Girls made sense for that montage. Now I'm Here could have been any other song but I kinda liked the "Superman - The Movie"-style visuals. Maybe something like Let Me Entertain You would have been cool there too.
What annoyed me the most was that Rio '79 nonsense. Let me see if I got it right:
They wanted to have Freddie come out to Mary to the tune of Love of my Life, live on T.V., sung by thousands of people - "why not make it 250,000 people in Rio?"
Well, that was '85 and Freddie had a mustache then... and they wanted to use Freddie's mustache to represent his coming out and embracing of his sexual identity and lifestyle.
"let's make that Rio '79, then". Duh!
The anachronisms were many, and for me (like many of you, I'm gathering) they were extreeeeeeemely distracting. If only more care were taken to get the costumes/songs/personal styles a bit closer to the actual years... But it ain't, that's what we got. Sigh.
the issues with the movie and inconsitent parts made it jarring and took me away from being in the movie.. and all these things could have been easily handled. change rio 79, to hyde park 76 for example...
Well another theory other than the time period shift is on the first American tour in 1974 what other song that majority of the audiences would know could they play? They are saving Killer Queen and Now I'm Here for scenes later on in the film and they've already done Keep Yourself Alive and Seven Seas Of Rhye. I only think that less 10% of audiences would know songs like Liar, Great King Rat, Son And Daughter or Brighton Rock (perhaps a bit more for the latter because of Baby Driver) from that time period as they are all deep cuts.
They could've done Stone Cold Crazy as it's a bit more well known now thanks to Metallica and Queen+AL but I think that song is unsuitable for this role as it's a fast paced rocker for a montage. If they're not covering 1976 to 1980 then Fat Bottomed Girls is a good choice. It's still a heavy rocker but not faced paced and it's a well recognisable Queen song - a lot of people know it and can singalong if they wanted to.