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should've used real footage of Live Aid as the ending


seems so obvious... either way, thank god for youtube...
Enjoy the greatest performance ever...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A22oy8dFjqc

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Completely disagree.

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Completely agree.

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The director of the film tried to make the Live Aid performance as realistic as possible. I thought that it was done very well.

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I agree. They did a fine job recreating it.

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From what I have heard they used green screen to help recreate that and had extras dress in what was popular to wear during 1987. I was in Spain at the time when Live Aid took place and remember the news footage that they showed on TV. I was 15 years old at that time.

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This might have made for a touching homage to Freddie, but there may be a lot of reasons they couldn't or wouldn't use it. I was never that big of a Queen fan so I've never seen it. (Actually, even groups I'm very fond of I haven't gone to youtube to see. I didn't grow up with this stuff.)

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Im with you there. To me a group is music first, visual second. Many groups i enjoy i dont even know how the members look like, because im interested in their music, not their faces. Heck, some bands intentionally hide faces (see: Slipknot)

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I agree.
Why settle for second best?
That whole movie bugged me.

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I understand your point of view but I disagree. My 24 year old daughter and I saw this together in the theater and the very first thing we did when we got home was search on YouTube for the actual Live Aid footage to watch it because neither of us had ever seen it. I’m fairly certain a lot of people did the same thing - in fact, a lot of my Facebook friends noted that they did the exact same thing. Real lovers of Queen will seek it out.

Proud to say my daughter is part of the next generation that adores this band because of my influence and this wonderful movie.

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I agree....or at least blended it. When the scene started, have the actors but at some point to finish off the movie, switch to actual footage at some point when they shot goes out to the crowd.

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