Freddie Mercury - The Untold Story
A revealing film portrait of his off-stage life by those who knew him best. This is the first major documentary profiling the life of Freddie Mercury outside the world of Queen. It tells the story of Freddie's life, and recreates his early life in Zanzibar and India, his early days in England, his life in Queen, his solo projects and collaboration with Montserrat Caballe, and his illness and death. The documentary features contributions from many people closest to Freddie - his mother Jer Bulsara, sister Kashmira Cooke, Brian May, long term partner Jim Hutton, former girlfriend and longterm friend Mary Austin, personal assistant Peter Freestone, best friend Peter Straker, and numerous other people who knew Freddie as socially or through Queen projects.
by Adela Sescu
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Spice Island Dawn (early days in Zanzibar and leaving for boarding school)

  • Recreated footage of the young Freddie on stage at school, mixed with footage of the singalong at Live Aid
  • Introductory credits - Queen photo gallery, with slow piano version of 'Guide Me Home', and some interview snippets with Freddie
  • Introduction to documentary, with footage of Zanzibar, excerpt of 'Going Back', and interviews with Jer Bulsara (Freddie's mother) and a former school friend
  • Interview with Kashmira Cooke (Freddie's sister)
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Strange Discipline (journey to Boarding School, about the city and school)

  • Narration about Freddie's journey to his boarding school, with excerpts of 'Love Kills' (extended version) and 'Mustapha'
  • Interview with the current headmaster of Freddie's school about Freddie's school life.
  • Recreations of Freddie's early school life, with piano version of 'There Must Be More To Life Than This', and interviews with Jer Bulsara, Kashmira Cooke and Freddie
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Culture Shock (the family's move to London and Freddie's time at college)

Narrative details about the family fleeing to England, interviews with Jer Bulsara, Peter Freestone and Kashmira Cooke, piano version of 'Love Of My Life', and some of Freddie's early paintings, and narration about Freddie getting his A-Level with additional Freddie interview

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The Draftsman of Ealing (Freddie's drawing and designs)

Excerpt of 'Love Kills' (Wolf Euro remix), narrative details of Freddie's life at Ealing School of Art, and interviews with Jerry Hibbert (college friend and animator), John Taylor (bass player with Ibex and Wreckage), Derek Bridges (college friend), Peter Straker (one of Freddie's closest friends) and Jer Bulsara, with more paintings and photographs.

Excerpt of 'The Millionaire Waltz' with footage of Freddie's drawings and paintings, and interviews with Brian May, John Taylor, Peter Straker and Kashmira Cooke about his artistic ability.

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Musical Awakenings (Smile, Ibex and Wreckage)

Excerpt of 'Keep Passing The Open Windows', early photos of Freddie, interviews with Brian May, Jerry Hibbert, and Tim Staffell (lead singer of Smile), and excerpt of 'You Take My Breath Away'.

Excerpt of 'Green' (Wreckage), details of Freddie joining Ibex, with photos of the band, and interview with John Taylor about his campness and using a half microphone stand.

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Love Of My Life (Mary Austin and Freddie's Sexuality)

Excerpt of 'Somebody To Love', with early photos of Freddie, and interviews with Mick Rock (photographer), Mary Austin, Brian May and Freddie Mercury, about Freddie and Mary's early friendship.

Narration about Freddie's sexuality, piano version of 'Love Of My Life', and interview with Mary Austin.

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Bacchus And Aphrodite (Queen & Freddie's wild parties)

Interviews with Tim Rice (lyricist), Peter Straker and Diana Moseley (costume designer), with footage of the 'Living On My Own' and excerpt of 'Let's Turn It On' (1992 Remix), and interviews with James 'Trip' Khalaf (sound engineer), Mick Rock, Barbara Valentin (one of Freddie's closest friends), Mike Moran (keyboardist), and Jim Hutton.

Excerpt of 'Get Down Make Love', footage of Freddie, interviews with Mick Rock and Brian May, footage from 'The Great Pretender' video shoot, and interviews with Peter Freestone, Jim Hutton, Mary Austin, Diana Moseley and Peter Straker.

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Butterflies and Peacocks (Freddie's image and stage costumes)

Excerpt of 'It's So You', shots of stage costumes, and interviews with Zandra Rhodes, Mary Austin, Brian May and Diana Moseley.

Footage of the 'I Was Born To Love You' video, interview with Diana Moseley, footage of 'One Vision' and 'God Save The Queen' from Wembley 1986, and interviews with Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) and Peter Freestone.

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A Day At The Opera (Freddie's videos, opera and Barcelona)

Excerpt of 'Barcelona' with footage of 'I Want To Break Free' (the promo video opera section), and interviews with Montserrat Caballe and Peter Freestone, with still photographs of Montserrat and excerpts of her singing.

Interview with Mike Moran, excerpt of 'Ensueno' and footage of Barcelona, and interviews with Freddie, Peter Freestone, Montserrat, and excerpts from tracks from the Garden Lodge improvisation tape.

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My Kind Of Towns (Life in Munich and New York, and about the Mr Bad Guy album)

Excerpt of 'New York', footage of New York, interviews of Reinhardt Mack (Queen producer/engineer), Walter Yetnikoff (record boss for the USA), excerpt of 'Let's Turn It On', footage of Munich, and interview with Peter Freestone, about Freddie living in New York.

Excerpt of 'Staying Power', interview with Freddie, and footage of Freddie around Munich or New York, footage of Freddie on stage, and interview with Walter Yetnikoff.

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Last Days (Freddie's illness and last days)

Footage of Montreux, and interviews with Mary Austin, Jim Hutton, Kashmira Cooke, Peter Freestone, Roger Taylor, and Montserrat, about Freddie revealing his illness.

Piano version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', interviews with Mary Austin, Jim Hutton, Jer Bulsara and Kashmira Cooke, and footage of Montreux.

Interviews with Mike Moran, Peter Freestone, Jim Hutton, Roger Taylor, Diana Moseley, Kashmira Cooke, Mary Austin, with piano version of 'Guide Me Home', and footage of Garden Lodge.

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The End.

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1. The Untold Story - Part 01
2. The Untold Story - Part 02
3. The Untold Story - Part 03
4. The Untold Story - Part 04
5. The Untold Story - Part 05
6. The Untold Story - Part 06
7. The Untold Story - Part 07
8. The Untold Story - Part 08
9. The Untold Story - Part 09
10. The Untold Story - Part 10
11. The Untold Story - Part 11
12. The Untold Story - Part 12
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