Bohemian Rhapsody's Terrible Editing - A Breakdown

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  • Laura Jones
    Laura Jones 7 hours ago

    Too bad First Man and Searching aren't nominated for an Oscar for Best Film Editing because those movies have some of the best film editing of last year. Any one of those movies would be a better choice to win in this category imo.

  • BlueFox94
    BlueFox94 Day ago

    A strong part of me believes that the professional film editing community championed Bohemian Rhapsody out of a certain spite.

  • BiopicLover7418
    BiopicLover7418 3 days ago

    The bad editing is one of the reasons why I turned off the film on my TV. I was losing interest quickly
    and I had only watched 1hour and 25minutes of it! Never went back to
    watch the rest.

  • Chris Sche
    Chris Sche 3 days ago

    Love Queen. Didn’t care for this movie. I felt it could have been better in a lot of ways. Especially the choice of Freddy. The other casting was perfect though. And yeah the story was too fast and didn’t have a specific vision other than a movie about Queen with Freddy Mercury. People that don’t understand film have a hard time understanding what was bad about the movie.

  • Roy Jiminez
    Roy Jiminez 4 days ago

    It was a terrible movie

  • Сова Томпсон

    The editing is so terrible that I can't see angles, movements and sides with characters and visionary views in any sequences. I think Oscars gave it for Studio Recording Scene when the band recorded Bohemian Rhapsody single, but other scenes were edited primitively.

  • Sam Garcia
    Sam Garcia 5 days ago

    Brilliant. Now please do a video breaking down the atrocious editing in the Brienne vs the Hound fight in Game of Thrones

  • AllieAndPeach
    AllieAndPeach 5 days ago

    Interesting to compare the editing and camera placement in this and Mr Robot with Malek. Mr Robot is so somber, stylistic and interesting, it would be cool to see it translated into a more livlier setting.

  • Ben
    Ben 6 days ago

    Ottman won the American Cinema Editor (ACE) Award for 2019, so we are not talking about Oscar voters who might not know the first thing about editing. The ACE is an honourary society of film editors. These people know editing more than novices who’re still in editing school and posting their inexpert opinions on social media. Maybe ACE judged it based on the challenges they knew Ottman had to hurdle, and said “frig it, that guy deserves an award.”
    Or they could have voted for Ottman purely on the Live Aid sequence, which elevated an otherwise tepid biopic. That was an excellently shot rendition of Queen’s finest performance.
    Ottman‘s been around a long time and I think his edits in such movies as the X-men series are excellent. He just made the best of a bad situation with Bohemian Rhapsody. The result speaks for itself - almost a billion dollars at the box office.
    Ottman said he was under a lot of pressure. Singer left, and Fletcher came and added a few scenes and Ottman had to stitch them in seamlessly. He added that the producers were breathing down his neck, something about giving each character equal screen time. (Would we be surprised if May and Taylor stipulated this?) Ottman said that if he could revisit this scene he would.
    I would challenge all those so called experts to make a hash of a stressful situation where the director’s been fired, a new one adds scenes which has a slightly different tone to the previous, and producers are jumping on your neck.
    The fact of the matter is, we don’t see where Fletcher took over from where Singer left. It could be that Fletcher managed to stay within the overall tone of the movie. OR, the editor managed to stitch these disparate scenes together such that no one noticed.
    Nope, no rookie editor can do that. So this knotty Queen-Reed scene is easily forgiven.
    I’m probably the only one who enjoyed this scene. The fast pace tells me how tense Queen feels that they might be rejected by Reed.
    Reed’s change in position amused me because it tells me he’s equally excited to meet Queen.

  • Nani Corday
    Nani Corday 7 days ago

    The pace of editing is way to quick. It works for the music montage scenes, but that's about it.
    I always noticed this, but now that you've pointed it out, it makes me dizzy just trying to watch the film again.

  • J. R.
    J. R. 8 days ago

    Aspergers in 13 minutes and ten seconds.

  • Jared Kunish
    Jared Kunish 8 days ago +1

    You mentioned that maybe this scene cuts together so poorly because the director didn’t get enough coverage or maybe the blocking needed tweaking, so maybe the academy knew Bryan Singer did a bad job at directing and the editor made do with what crap he had and won the Oscar for it 😂

    • Ben
      Ben 6 days ago +1

      I agree with this assessment. Actually Ottman did mention that he did a lot of postproduction fixing for Singer’s previous movies

  • Trey Nelson
    Trey Nelson 8 days ago

    ....a lot of dudes playing the band look like females.

    • Morten Aanstad
      Morten Aanstad 6 days ago

      Well, that was the fashion of the 70's; a lot of long hair and flashy costumes

  • Henry Negan
    Henry Negan 8 days ago

    I see what youre saying but minus all that did you like the movie or was the shots driving you nuts?

  • Browk
    Browk 9 days ago +1

    3:06 "Freddie, you're gay"

  • Zaf Mo
    Zaf Mo 11 days ago

    you people still dont get it do you? the jewish elite own the oscars. they give out oscars when they want to humilate the film sometimes. EG - when they put THE MARTIAN as a comedy. Same here...they gave it the oscar for best editing to humiliate the film and its makers. cummon ppl wake up lol. Why do you think they keep giving the oscars to that same black actor in moonshine and the piano guy film, its to humiliate the industry and express the power they have.

  • Travis Bickle
    Travis Bickle 11 days ago

    LOL brilliant analysis of the table scene §

  • Nicole Hayes
    Nicole Hayes 12 days ago

    I haven’t seen the movie and screamed when Tommy Carcetti showed up

  • futurestoryteller
    futurestoryteller 13 days ago

    Lol, sure buddy, you must be a huge fan of Martin Scorsese films.

  • spacedoginnebraska
    spacedoginnebraska 14 days ago

    More reasons why I don't think I should see this movie. Thank you.

  • Aug24th
    Aug24th 16 days ago

    It's really unbelievable. Even for me as a layman those cuts are so random and buggy. :/ Hollywood ist just so messed up.

  • MGBillionaire
    MGBillionaire 16 days ago

    funny how people only use this one scene as an example of bad editing

  • healthywholemealbread
    healthywholemealbread 16 days ago

    production companies should hire you as an editing consultant

  • Nate DS
    Nate DS 18 days ago +1

    The only films That come to mind when I think about great editing are Godfather and the master. Neither won best editing.

  • MrDenzi
    MrDenzi 20 days ago +1

    Could you make a video on why Roma deserved an Oscar nomination for editing?

  • ChakraZulu210
    ChakraZulu210 21 day ago

    They guy playing Freddie has a real Tony Hinchcliffe vibe

  • bill clay
    bill clay 21 day ago +1

    you speak truth. movie was a disappointment, not just for the way it was shot. Hope the Elton John movie is better.

  • Firebrand VOCALS
    Firebrand VOCALS 23 days ago +1

    I concur

  • Tyler Eschberger
    Tyler Eschberger 23 days ago

    I knew something was off about the film when I first saw it, but I wasn't paying much attention to the technical aspects because the overall tone and storytelling is bland and rote. I was only half paying attention simply for Malek. Then I heard people slamming the bad editing. I didn't think much of it. A friend LOVES the film and wanted to watch with me and some others. I didn't mind because I enjoy the music, but I made a note to pay attention to the editing and holy shit, I couldn't believe it.

    I've never seen a big budget drama edited like a trashy action flick. This is like the Taken 3 of dramas.

  • Cheybat
    Cheybat 25 days ago +1

    I thought the frantic editing style gave it a dream like quality which is ultimately what they were going for but whatever

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb 14 days ago

      You clearly haven't seen Heaven Knows What

    • Vinny Simms
      Vinny Simms 18 days ago +1

      +Cheybat Enter the Void, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Beauty (not long takes, but most of them are longer than 5 fucking seconds), Birdman (no dream sequences, but the whole film has a subconscious quality to it)

    • Cheybat
      Cheybat 18 days ago

      +Vinny Simms since when have dreams been in long takes?

    • Vinny Simms
      Vinny Simms 18 days ago

      never thought someone would ever consider frantic cuts to be dreamlike, when I think dreamlike I kinda think the opposite, but hey, you do you

  • Blanca Coppen
    Blanca Coppen 26 days ago

    Bad movie, very poorly made! I still don't know or understand why everybody liked it! ... You can tell, I'm a hard core fan of Freddie Mercury!

  • Blanca Coppen
    Blanca Coppen 26 days ago

    Finally, I found somebody that can see that this is not a good movie!!! I hated it, for me is like an offensive to Freddie Mercury.... Such an amazing singer or maybe the best in a band, oh God, Rami Malek not sweating in the Live Aid Concert, why? Something so simple, they couldn't spray some water on him! Rami Malek, nothing against him, I like him, but not for the role of Freddie Mercury. That mouth, oh Lord! I was so mad! I really lost my respects to the Academy, SAG, Golden Globes! The Oscar belonged to Christian Bale, or maybe Bradley Cooper! Ugh! So mad!

  • Nate DS
    Nate DS 27 days ago

    What do you think should’ve won best editing?

  • noTmiZ
    noTmiZ 27 days ago

    Haven't seen the movie, but that scene certainly was nauseating-jumping around too much.
    Interesting break down btw!
    Also, can you do this for The Room as well? Many people know how bad the movie is, but an actual breakdown of why it's bad and how it could have been made better would be good and what makes it such an iconic piece haha

  • Nóra Szőnyi
    Nóra Szőnyi 28 days ago

    The only thing that I liked about the movie are the actors.They did a good job in my opinion.

  • Emma McBride
    Emma McBride 29 days ago

    The concert montage looked like it was edited on iMovie

  • Emma McBride
    Emma McBride 29 days ago

    This man should have edited this movie holy shit

  • Emma McBride
    Emma McBride 29 days ago

    The editing reminded me of one of the vines that keeps awkwardly zooming in on random objects

  • Taylor Williams
    Taylor Williams 29 days ago

    I agree on almost everything here. Well done mate. I actually couldn't agree more when you explained how it was disrespectful for the viewer. The cuts are are so jarring during the most lackluster scenes because of a lack of confidence or craft on someones behalf, regardless of who, it feels contrived. Gotta love the Academy Politics.

  • Marissa Lugo
    Marissa Lugo 29 days ago +1

    Honestly I didn't even wanna watch the film when my mom made me, and I ended up loving it. I didn't think there was a problem with the editing but everyone's entitled to their opinion.

  • Steve derp
    Steve derp Month ago

    I truly loved this video and thought it was great and pointed out some obvious flaws in the editing. However I actually think that you already said what this was caused by which was a desire to keep it at a fun and fast pace. While I agree that an audience shouldn’t need to have its attention grabbed. That was entirely what they were trying to do with this movie. Brian May really was the biggest driver behind this movie and it took him basically since Freddy died to get it made. I think he didn’t want a slow sad movie. He wanted a fun and exciting movie. That’s what queen was, that’s what Freddy was. We know there are more details and if you want that then you can go back and watch all the old footage and documentaries and interviews. But if you want a recreation of Freddy Mercury Rami really did a great job. This entire thing was also largely driven by the fact that the band wanted this movie to be about all of them and not just Freddy. That’s why the seemingly odd shot of The 3 of them instead of including May was there. It’s to make fair screen time. To identity people and generally try to make all of them happy. The surviving members of queen are still around and also still tour. So they were literally on set making decisions.

    • Aqocolypse
      Aqocolypse Month ago

      *Steve derp: Yes, it is understandable that Brian would have wanted a fast and exciting queen movie, the problem with that is the format. It is damn hard/* *near impossible to make a really fast paced/exciting movie, that can successfully tell a story as big as queens, and still be able to cover everything about* *their life and their perspective on different periods of their life. For what i see it would have suited better if that either would have made the movie longer* *like Titanic, King Kong ext. Or maybe have gone for a more episodic story like maybe Lotr. So they would have had time to tell all this stuff.*
      *Another solution like he tells in the video, is to just take out bits like the scenes he shows in the video, so we wouldn’t have konstant editing for no reason,* *cause if fell like in a movie like this, it would have suited better with a slower pace.*

  • Hanna Choi
    Hanna Choi Month ago

    U should do an essay on Us by Jordan Peele!

  • Jdawg 25
    Jdawg 25 Month ago

    It’s literally that one meeting scene that’s bad.

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb 14 days ago

      A lot of the scenes are edited this way

  • Gloria Hajduk
    Gloria Hajduk Month ago

    To me, this seems quite nit-picky. Using the words "terrible editing" or "worst scene" is a bit strong. The first time I viewed this film in the big theatre, I was blown away. Second and Third times, the same. I watch my DVD frequently love to see new things I missed, and merely ENJOYED the entire movie. The fact that Boh Rhap has reached over $1 Billion world wide box office is a testament to those of us who are happy to be entertained without critics making their elitist comments.

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb 14 days ago

      Critics are paid to use their brain to determine if movies are good or bad.

    • Aqocolypse
      Aqocolypse Month ago

      *Gloria Hajduk: Nice, And all power to you folks who just enjoy it for what it is, but then there is the people who look deeper and of course praises the* *movie for what it does right. And criticise it for its flaws because we want to see movies become better. And it is then we can ask why bohemian* *rhapsody won golden globe for best editing, so it is not because we won’t to take it from all you people who merely enjoys the film, but because we want* *to show what it does wrong and how it could fix it. :)*

  • Ravie
    Ravie Month ago

    I watch a lot of things on 2X speed and normally the shots don't cause problems when sped up, this damn thing made me nauseous, that ain't supposed to happen.

  • Viet Vu
    Viet Vu Month ago +1

    I am a die hard Queen fan. But that's the only thing keep me watching this movie. It's just an average movie. I don't know why it's so hype? Because the main character is a famous gay singer?

  • JayGreyhood
    JayGreyhood Month ago

    Art is subjective, deal with it bro.

    • AlienDude
      AlienDude Month ago +2

      Yeah, it is. This film's editing was still wack though. *Deal with it bro*

  • hitneX_ YT
    hitneX_ YT Month ago

    The movie had 2 directors and the 1st director wasnt a good one

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb 14 days ago

      Thats not why its like this. So many movies have had director swaps.

  • Briana Patrick
    Briana Patrick Month ago +1

    Good editing or bad editing. It's a good ass movie

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb 14 days ago

      Why is it good? Rami Malek and what else?

  • MCDexX
    MCDexX Month ago

    The editor cops to doing a terrible job and gives some background here: screenrant.com/bohemian-rhapsody-editing-bad-explained/

  • MCDexX
    MCDexX Month ago +1

    This reeks of interference from one or more surviving band members. I'm just guessing here, but I'd be willing to bet that the poor editor was having to edit around multiple enormous egos that demanded screen time and close-up quotas. I feel for whoever was stuck with such a thankless task, but it still shouldn't have won an oscar.

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb 14 days ago

      I wish they had seen Straight Outta Compton to get a clue.

  • Dalton Ibarra
    Dalton Ibarra Month ago +1

    Walter Murch did not edit The Godfather

  • Vanessa Barker
    Vanessa Barker Month ago

    Ohh, I knew there was something weird with the editing. Especially the scene when the band introduces Bohemian Rhapsody to the producer, I kept pausing to try and see who was talking.

  • TheSpainy
    TheSpainy Month ago

    That John Reed actor is almost as bad if not worse than the guy from taken. Cannot STAND him ever since I first saw him. So unconvincing In everything he does.

  • D. Peluso
    D. Peluso Month ago

    Why does youtube keep removing my "likes?" I press the "like" button and it's blue until I scroll, but when I return, the like button is grey again. Only happening on this video. Is this intentional?

  • Ciren Rose
    Ciren Rose Month ago

    It's not like every single person would notice these editing negatives, so don't act like you already knew these defects before you watched this video :/

  • JokerCirca66
    JokerCirca66 Month ago

    The movie sucked

  • Iamtotallynotanundercovercelebrity

    Full respect but the movie wins me over ONLY because of Rami. The performance was just FANTASTIC!

  • Observatoire
    Observatoire Month ago

    Thank you for this video! I think it explains what made me cringe when I watched BR. Good songs and good performances do not make a film. Especially when the script is so cheesy and full of inaccuracies.

  • Pure Pip
    Pure Pip Month ago

    So that’s it huh? We some sort of...... QUEEN

  • Defensive Wounds
    Defensive Wounds Month ago

    Someone should count the amount of quick cut edits in this film and see if there are more of these than JJ Abram's Star Trek film has lens flares!

  • michi9955
    michi9955 Month ago +4

    Editor: How nuch editing do you want in your movie?

    Producers: Yes!

  • zoheb saikia
    zoheb saikia Month ago

    Great analysis..I was equally shocked when best editing was awarded to this movie.. This shouldn't even be in the list of top editing

  • James Ebola
    James Ebola Month ago +1

    So you think editing was bad because it didn't follow your idea of what it should be? I thought it was great because it was different than same ol', same ol'.

    • zoheb saikia
      zoheb saikia Month ago

      Dude the whole movie is like this.. At the end when you analyze the action story content was only half page

  • Givary Lubis
    Givary Lubis Month ago

    the editor, John Ottman said that he has two shot of the same scene between Dexter Fletcher and Bryan Singer and he want to combine them into a scene that fits together

  • Michael Andre Furnes Olsen

    i fell sleep in the cinema watching this

  • Butter me Buns
    Butter me Buns Month ago

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  • MG
    MG Month ago

    Wait didn't you make that Minecraft show years ago? Journey to Bedrock? It's weird to see how far you've gone.

  • adpart
    adpart Month ago

    the editing gave me whiplash

  • Law
    Law Month ago +2

    I always thought there was something off about this movie and that it was bad pacing and everything was too fast. I felt like they were always rushing no matter where you were in the movie.

  • RainbowOoopsSteve Gaming

    What is this doing in dawko playlist

  • Marie
    Marie Month ago

    Now I just notice the editing. My eyes hurt lol

  • Kotori Minalinsky
    Kotori Minalinsky Month ago

    I clicked on this cause I thought it said "a bad lip reading of.."

  • Weenie and The Hotdog

    this video hurts my heart😔

  • the Pink Kitty
    the Pink Kitty Month ago

    I love this movie a lot but I do not think it deserves an oscar. I felt that the editing was incredibly jarring. I think the sound work is more impressive

  • Dex Foster
    Dex Foster Month ago

    While I agree that the cuts are very fast with little time to stare, I didn't notice it much or if at all while watching, it was a fantastic movie.

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb 14 days ago

      Why was it fantastic? Rami Malek and what else?

  • Ceho Ciuch
    Ceho Ciuch Month ago +2

    It makes me remember the amazing scenes from the revenant, especially when the indians attacked. These shots were just so brilliant

  • Anthony Vargas
    Anthony Vargas Month ago

    It was a bad movie

  • MajPeaches
    MajPeaches Month ago

    I'm sorry but Rami Malek looks so bad... before he rocks the classic Porn Stache Freddie

  • MajPeaches
    MajPeaches Month ago

    Pro tip: 136 seconds would be said "One hundred thirty-six seconds" not "One hundred and thirty-six seconds

  • Daniel Tellez
    Daniel Tellez Month ago

    Ive listened to queen since I was about 8. I think this movie was garbage. I hated it. I think it's for people who have never heard of them. But the movie itself is complete garbage. It's an insult to people who've known queen for years.

  • Trepe Around
    Trepe Around Month ago

    TVclip recommended your video, and I’m so glad it did. Your breakdown is great for an average movie watcher such as myself. Liked and subscribed.
    Have you ever thought of analyzing a story in something as short as a music video? I’d be really interested in your take on Fake Love by BTS.

  • ENRG
    ENRG Month ago

    Academy awards: *comprised of some of the most intelligent and recognized film scholars of our era*: the editing was good
    Random forgettable pompous youtuber that abuses outrage culture: TOO MUCH EDITING REEEE

    • ENRG
      ENRG Month ago

      +Devin Bell Do your research. He admits its bad for only that scene because he was under time constraints and another director got fired which put him into a bad position. The editing for the overall movie was amazing, one scene that was forced to be in the state it is would be cherrypicking.

    • Devin Bell
      Devin Bell Month ago

      Even the editor himself admitted that his work on the scene is bad

    • ENRG
      ENRG Month ago

      Devin Bell h-ha-haha! *takes bite of cheeto* the inner workings of the academy awards *takes sip of Mountain Dew Baja blast* are corrupt!!!111!!! *takes bite of hostess cupcake* I know the inner workings because I’m Devin!

    • Devin Bell
      Devin Bell Month ago

      Lol. The Academy isn’t film scholars. Anyone can get in if they pay up. Meat Loaf is part of the Academy.

  • Dani Alexandria
    Dani Alexandria Month ago

    The first scene shown in this video they literally put between a push in shot and a static back and forth back and forth. Who even does that? It gave me a headache

  • Laila Bozorth
    Laila Bozorth Month ago

    I literally had to stop watching because all the cuts were making me sick

  • LastStandGames
    LastStandGames Month ago

    Terrible movie. TERRIBLE OSCARS.

  • Str1d3r08000
    Str1d3r08000 Month ago

    if no one noticed it was bad editing, is it "bad"

    • Morten Aanstad
      Morten Aanstad Month ago

      The only people who don't notice the editing are those who think a movie only consists of story and acting

  • DEViANCE
    DEViANCE Month ago

    I don't agree with 6:20. Brian is looking at John and Roger to give them an eye to act professionaly. Swapping those two shots breaks the message Brian is trying to tell them.

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb Month ago

      Well, it could be interpreted as Brian seeing Roger out of the corner of his eye and then turning to him as he also repositions himself.

  • Ayyash Ahmad
    Ayyash Ahmad Month ago +2

    This film won best editing for editing out the gay parts

  • MartyCart
    MartyCart Month ago

    Oh... What kind of editing was in your Acadamy Award winning film?

    • Morten Aanstad
      Morten Aanstad Month ago +1

      You don't have to be a filmmaker yourself to criticize a movie

  • sauske760
    sauske760 Month ago

    Everyone who contributed in voting for who gets the Oscars needs to be hanged

  • sauske760
    sauske760 Month ago

    Whoever made this movie needs to be exiled and then hanged

  • Max We
    Max We Month ago +2

    My theory is that the band members producing the movie pushed for more/equal screentime.

  • Nikko A.
    Nikko A. Month ago +1

    Thank God all these comments assure me that I wasn't the only one that thought this was a bad movie.

  • Christian Grant
    Christian Grant Month ago +1

    The weird thing is that the category for film editing is voted on my editors so that means that other people who do this for a living felt as though it deserved the oscar.

    • Christian Grant
      Christian Grant Month ago

      +Connor Webb Oh, ok. That makes more sense. Thank you.

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb Month ago

      The nominees are voted on by editors. Everyone picks the winners in every category.

  • Streetwise Tactics
    Streetwise Tactics Month ago +1

    Overrated movie in general. Great video 👍

  • Braveet Sweengs
    Braveet Sweengs Month ago

    Everyone in the comments complaining about how from nothing freddie became someone in just 2 hours. Well you can't stick a 20 years career in 2 hours just as easily. You telling me you wanted the movie to be like 10 hours or something?How tf do you imagine it should happen. I don't know if everything else was ok with this movie but the truth is that biopics have to go through things really fast. And the oscars for best actor and best music editing did actually worth it.

    • Morten Aanstad
      Morten Aanstad Month ago

      +Braveet Sweengs
      That's why you need to find an angle. "All Eyez on Me" had the exact same problem by trying to include everything without really focusing on or developing anything. Compare that to "Straight Outta Compton" which, although rushed with the group's rise to stardom, really managed to spend the first half on highlighting the environments and police brutality and the second half on the arguments and the solo careers of the members. You can also be as drastic as "Lincoln" and only focus on the period that defined the person's status and legacy

    • Braveet Sweengs
      Braveet Sweengs Month ago

      Morten Aanstad Fair enough but I don't see how this one could develop better. I mean there is so much they had to show in just 2 hours. It's not only about the fact that they have to stick 20 years of career in a 2 hours movie. It's also all the things that happened during those years and all the great music that came out and I think Queen had plenty of that. So it's still a different thing from all the movies you referred to. We saw so much progress and it was only half of freddie's career. So I srsly can't find a better way for this to develop.

    • Morten Aanstad
      Morten Aanstad Month ago

      +Braveet Sweengs
      "Walk the Line" and "Ray" didn't feel as rushed, and although "8 Mile" is technically not a biographical movie and has a different angle, you still see some gradual development that pays off at the right moment.
      Also, Henry Hill was real person and consulted "GoodFellas", and it's been said that there was not much difference between Joe Pesci's portrayal of Tommy DeSimone (re-named Tommy DeVito) and what really happened in real-life

    • Braveet Sweengs
      Braveet Sweengs Month ago

      Connor Webb I don't know if you are talking about the 1990 film too,but if you do,this movie was based on a book. It was not a musician's career.

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb Month ago

      +Braveet Sweengs It was only fifteen minutes longer than Bo Rhap but it managed to fit in more than twenty years of things without feeling rushed, right?

  • Jessica Jepson
    Jessica Jepson Month ago

    Maybe the editor was trying to capture things from Freddie's point of view. He was addicted to drugs so his perception is slightly askew and jerky. These unnecessary shots are insight to the way Freddie's mind worked. Thats what i thought...

    • Connor Webb
      Connor Webb Month ago

      He wasn't on drugs at this point...

  • Mittens The cat :/
    Mittens The cat :/ Month ago +1

    Jesus like I’m all for movies and having opinions about them etc etc but you care a little to much about cuts and small editing lmao

  • veggiet2009
    veggiet2009 Month ago

    I'm afraid as an editor I often fall into the trap of quicker edits reader than necessary ones, this is a good reminder for me