Why Brian May’s ‘violin trick’ was in trailer but NOT Bohemian Rhapsody movieDecember 12, 2018
Brian May has cast a light on why trailers often show footage that we never get to see in the movie – case in point, Bohemian Rhapsody.
The Freddie Mercury biopic was released this year to mixed reviews, but was missing a few scenes that fans spotted in the trailer.
May speaking to Classic Rock pointed out how things change between the teasers we see and the final product.
May said: "The funny thing is, the trailer people work from film stock which is their own. So a lot of what’s in the trailers is not in the movie."
In this case an impressive moment in the trailer was missing from the final biopic when it made it to the big screen.
"The scene with me and the bow was shot as part of a bunch of experimental things.
"We weren’t there for the shoot. And when I saw it I went: ‘No, that’s not what happened. And don’t let’s even pretend it happened, because that’s a Jimmy Page thing, that’s not me.’"
So how come the trailer still used it?
"But the trailer people liked it," May said. "That’s all I can say. But no, you won’t see that in the movie."
Bohemian Rhapsody showed how Freddie Mercury joined Queen and their rise to fame as well as his struggle when diagnosed with Aids.
It also showed the famous Live Aid set in full and Mercury’s relationship with Mary Austin.
Rami Malek has been praised for his performance, with Brian May also saying he feels the actor should get an Oscar for the role.
Bohemian Rhapsody is already the highest-grossing music biopic ever.
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