Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Gwilym Lee: Brian May
Brian May : It's America. They're Puritans in public, perverts in private.
Brian May : I wanna give the audience a song that they can perform. So what can they do?
[Brian stomps his foot twice and claps, he and other band members follow along to the beat of We Will Rock You]
Brian May : Imagine... thousands of people... doing this in unison. Hmm?
Freddie Mercury : What's the lyric?
Ray Foster : Bohemian...
Brian May : Rhapsody.
Ray Foster : Rhapsody. What is that?
Freddie Mercury : An epic poem.
Ray Foster : It goes on forever, six bloody minutes!
Freddie Mercury : I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever.
Freddie Mercury : And you know what? We're going to release it as our single.
Ray Foster : [laugs] Not possible. Anything over three minutes, and the radio stations won't program it. John?
John Reid : Yeah, we need radio. Format is three minutes.
Ray Foster : What about 'I'm in Love with My Car'?
[disappointed look on Queen's faces before Freddie kicks Ray's desk]
Ray Foster : Well, that's the kind of songs teenagers can crank up the volume in their car and bang their heads to. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' will never be that song.
[Roger threatens to throw a coffee machine at Brian and John]
Brian May : Not the coffee machine!
Brian May : [to Freddie] No one will play us on the radio. We need to get experimental.
Roger Taylor : [debating which song is better; Sweet Lady or I'm in Love with my Car] "You call me sweet like I'm some kind of cheese"
Brian May : It's good.
Roger Taylor : WOW!
Brian May : Is that, you know, "with my hands on your grease gun". That's very subtle isn't it?
Roger Taylor : It's a METAPHOR Brian!
John Deacon : It's just a bit weird Roger. What exactly are you doing with that car?
Brian May : [At press conference] Does anyone have questions about the music?
[arguing over Queen's musical direction]
Roger Taylor : Drum loops? Synthesizers?
Freddie Mercury : If you say so.
Roger Taylor : It's not us.
Freddie Mercury : Us?
Roger Taylor : It's not Queen!
Freddie Mercury : [yelling angrily] Queen is whatever I say it is!
Roger Taylor : [stepping up to Freddie] Well, you can play your own bloody drums, then!
[Freddie shoves him away]
Brian May : Fred...
Roger Taylor : [getting right back in Freddie's face] Okay, let's see how good a boxer you really are!
Brian May : [trying to keep them apart] Roger! Take it easy, take it easy! Take it easy.
[gently pushing Freddie away]
Brian May : All right, Muhammad Ali.
[while this is going on, John picks up his bass and begins playing the opening riff for "Another One Bites the Dust"; everyone stops to look at him]
Brian May : That's... that's, that's quite... that's quite a cool riff, actually.
Freddie Mercury : Hm. You wrote that?
[John glares at him and keeps playing]
Freddie Mercury : That's really good.
John Deacon : Yes, it will be... if you all can just shut up and play.
[Brian pats Freddie on the shoulder]
Freddie Mercury : [nodding at Roger] He started it.
Brian May : Oh, shut up.
Brian May : This is America. They're puritans on the outside and perverts on the inside.
Freddie Mercury : I've been hideous. I know that, and... I deserve your fury. I've been conceited... selfish. Well, an asshole, basically.
Roger Taylor : Strong beginning.
Freddie Mercury : Look, I'm happy to strip off my shirt and flagellate myself before you. Or rather, I could ask you a simple question.
Roger Taylor : I'm good with the flagellation.
Freddie Mercury : What's it gonna take for all of you to forgive me?
Brian May : Is that what you want, Freddie? I forgive you. Is that it? Can we go now?
Ray Foster : Mark these words: if they're not careful, by the end of the year, no one will know the name Queen.
[a rock is thrown through the window]
Ray Foster : Christ!
Freddie Mercury : [down on the street] You can take that out of our royalties! Twat!
Ray Foster : Wanker!
Brian May : You can shove your gold discs! You made a mistake, Foster!
Freddie Mercury : Asshole!
Ray Foster : You'll never have a gold disc, you medium talent!
Ray Foster : And to think, I worked with Hendrix.