Fine-tuning Bohemian Rhapsody at Bovingdon

The Editor and Production Designer of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody tell IBC365 how the film recreated the classic Live Aid concert from Wembley Stadium – with 800 extras at Bovingdon airfield near Hemel Hempstead.

Queen’s showstopping 21-minute gig during 1985’s Live Aid is a contender for the greatest live performance in rock music history and is “the Star Wars Death Star sequence” of a new film according to its Editor.

“It is the moment the whole movie is building towards so there was a lot of pressure to fulfil people’s expectations of what that might be,” explains John Ottman, the editor of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. “The biggest fear making this film was whether ending at Live Aid, with no epilogue, was going to be memorable and leave people emotionally satisfied or leave them blank.”

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