The rapid fire editing of this scene from Bohemian Rhapsody is melting people’s brains
The critics hated it but audiences loved it and now Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is nominated for a bunch of Oscars.
Except not everyone’s been one over by the movie starring Rami Malek as the Queen frontman.
There was one scene in particular that gave someone called Prami Chatterjee headaches. Have a watch and it won’t take you long to see why.
People, actual fucking people, are watching scene after scene like this and are saying "bruuuh! best. movie. of. the. year"?
This is objectively bad. Someone with no idea about editing will notice it. My brain is on fire thinking that this is an OSCAR NOMINATED MOVIE! FUCK! pic.twitter.com/QVDCxe2iaf
— Pramit Chatterjee 🌈 (@pramitheus) January 26, 2019
I counted 52 cuts in that 82 second scene, making the average shot around 1.57 seconds long. It's 5(?) blokes sat at a table.
— Gary Kings ️.️ (@GaryJKings) 28 January 2019
I JUST checked and the editor of #BohemianRhapsody is nominated for best editing. He's actually nominated.. ha…hahahaha…I'm gonna lose my fucking mind.
— Pramit Chatterjee (@pramitheus) 26 January 2019
i know next to nothing about editing but the amount of cuts this scene had gave me whiplash
— (@shinigamimii) 28 January 2019
The editing of that scene reminds me of this pic.twitter.com/Y5nrrNUao9
— Dionicio (@DionicioRT) 28 January 2019
Not everyone agreed, though.
Good editing is when you don't notice the cuts. I loved this movie and was so engrossed I didn't notice the edits at all. It's only a problem when you over analyze out of context. Mission impossible – nice editing but way too long!
— Gareth Maynard (@garethmaynard) 28 January 2019
What made you think I was looking for the cuts? I was watching it like I watch any other movie & this scene took me outta the experience. And the thing is the rest of the movie is edited like this. But I can't put the entire movie over here. Hence the sample scene.
— Pramit Chatterjee (@pramitheus) 28 January 2019