Bits and pieces
Was Freddie Mercury really such a precosious brat in his younger days as portrayed in the movie? I don't know ... but it was almost enough to stop me watching. In the end I persevered and I'm glad I did, as I actually enjoyed seeing how Queen's music came together. I've seen enough docos to know about Freddie's life so that was not quite as compelling to take in as the rest of the film.
So ... interesting facts ... Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946) was of Parsi-Indian descent and grew up not far from where I was growing up at the same time, in Middlesex, England. Originally born in Zannzibar, his family was forced to flee during the revolution of 1964. Regardless, he led a very colourful life after he immersed himself in his music, and one cannot ever say he didn't have talent, for he surely did. But, as the movie portrayed, he didn't achieve greatness on his own. He had a great backing band and family in Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. While not everything ran smoothly they all worked together to created the sound that is recognized today as wholly and solely Queen.
A great night's entertainment and I can easily give it four and a half stars.
The other day I was perusing one of the many ads that appear on Facebook on how to make thousands of sales ... the usual blah, blah, blah that ends up with the sponser wanting you to buy their book (so who's making the thousands of sales?) Anyway, one particular ad gave me an idea that I am going to run with just to see how it will pan out. It won't cost me anything but time so why not.
The idea is this. It seems that many people - because of their busy lifestyle - still like to read but only in dribs and drabs. Hence the novella, but mainly the romance novella. This is not a genre I usually writing in but I thought I'd give it a go.
So ... I'm well into my first offering but will be publishing it (and others, I hope) only in ebook format, again because it's 'preferred' by the busy people. Anyway, I'm asking that you keep an eye out because I will be keeping folks up to date. I'm hoping to get the story written quickly, the title of which is 'Love Bites.' Apt, I thought.
Have a great day, everyone, and keep well.
What a wonderful movie! Directed by New Zealand director, Taika Waititi, it tells of a young German boy trying to be part of his country's war effort during the last six months of Hitler's reign. He has an imaginary friend who tries to help him along the way, and a not so imaginary real friend, who just gives life his best shot.
The story is rated as a satirical comedy but to me it is so many things. It made me laugh, it made me sad, it made me think, and it kept me watching. It was pure entertainment to the end. While it is not something for the kids to watch I'm sure that most adults would enjoy this movie.
Expect the unexpected. I have to give it five stars.