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Queen: Days of Our Lives (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on July 13, 2011

32. Queen: Days of Our Lives (Not available to view on Netflix Instant Watch, but embedded below from YouTube)

Since it is available, I will simply embed the film in 2 parts right here in the post:

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Part 1 of Queen: Days of Our Lives.

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Part 2 of Queen: Days of Our Lives.

Queen: Days of Our Lives chronicles the life of the British rock band Queen.  From their beginnings as friends who met at university to being massively successful in the US and the UK, the documentary covers a lot in 2 hours.  The remaining bandmates discuss the controversy of the band performing at Sun City in the 80s, when certain parties felt that performing at Sun City was obviously the same thing as saying “we love apartheid, it’s awesome”—something that the living members of Queen greatly disagree with; the band’s issues with productivity being interrupted by drugs, alcohol, and sex; and the sickness and eventual death of frontman Freddie Mercury.

I have enjoyed Queen’s music over the years without ever being a super hardcore fan.  I really enjoyed this documentary though, but documentaries that are stories tied to people are generally my favorites (obviously, based on my recent post about Frank Lloyd Wright).  I can highly recommend watching this documentary, especially since the parts are readily available on YouTube.  I didn’t find an official source for the DVD so I can’t share a link, but it’s worth a viewing online.

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