Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody: The Official Book of the Movie' (2018) Aut. Owen Williams
Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew as author Owen Williams helps chart the journey from script to screen of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
Telling the story of legendary British rock band Queen and their extraordinary front man Freddie Mercury, it's safe to say production was not always easy, suffering delays from casting conflicts and off-screen scandals.
However, the passion for the story and faith in the material never died and with a box-office haul of over $900m and numerous awards including Oscars, BAFTAs and Golden Globes, the film was a colossus hit for all the right reasons presented here in this glossy book.
The nice thing about this inside look into the making of the film, is that Williams treats the readers as ones who may not be die-hard Queen fans. He breaks down each area of production, such as casting and costumes, to shed light on why certain decisions were made to reflect Britain's greatest band in an accurate way.
The attention to detail in bringing the members of the band to life for the big screen is fascinating; you can't fault the team.
Queen members Roger Taylor and Brian May give a foreward, starting a good selection of mini-interviews and reflections by the team who worked in various departments. From the set design working to bring Live Aid to life, and the costumes department who had to capture the flamboyance of Freddie performing, no area is left unexplored.
There are plenty of behind the scenes images, profile pictures of the cast and also images of the real band on stage, showing what the film set out to deliver and capture.
A perfect behind-the-scenes companion to the film, charting the journey from script to screen with great detail.
'Bohemian Rhapsody: The Official Book of the Movie' is a Carlton Books Ltd publication