Live Poll: Bohemian RhaPOLLdy

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One of the most enigmatic, surrealistic and iconic songs of all time, Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) is also the title of one of the most anticipated biopics of the year, starring Rami Malekas pop icon Freddie Mercury.

In homage to the legendary song that made Wayne Campbell and his friends bang their heads at the guitar solo, here's a selection of classic movie shots that illustrate each of the song's legendary lyrics... literally, symbolically, in a way... or in another.

Which image/lyrics combo hit the most sensitive chord to you?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls025057639/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/qIg87PLhKt4/
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Elmo,

Looking through your list made me cry and laugh at the same time. It's just... brilliant. Amazing.
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Oh, I noticed you missed a word in #9: 
Mama, life had just begun and now I've gone and thrown it all away.
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@Jessica, isn't that 'but now I've gone and thrown it all away'? :/
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Yes, that's right.
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I fixed it:) that and a few other typos 
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ElM, I'm in awe. Brilliant! Great choice of images. Appropriately horrible pun.

I listened to Bohemian Rhapsody in my head as I was reading through your poll.
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Thanks Dan (and Jessica)... I just wish there was more room for the "instrumental parts"
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This is a little piece of art in its own ritght. The last combination is just perfect.
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Thanks, I'd be happy if the poll had 1% of the artistic merit of the song it's paying tribute to... damn, even the title is great :) My daughter isn't five yet but she loves listening to the "Mama" song. 

And one day I had the clever idea to show her the Muppet version, she was scared to death by Animal! lol
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Great poll! Well done. I think I’ll vote for Kill Bill. That one is great.
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WOW ElM! You've been unmatched in your creativity in the past but this one blows even your previous self out of the water.. this is simply.. incredible! What a mind.

Too many amazing stills from favorite movies to even pick one right now... I'll have to deliberate and come back to pick one.

Again, great stuff. I'm overwhELMed with this creativity - you're a genius!
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Well, what can I say after that Kyle. Thank you very much amigo.

I guess that's why I keep on suggesting polls no matter what... it's perhaps one of the few areas of my life where I can express this so-called creativity to the fullest.

I must say though that this is going to be "one of these polls" I'd be proud to have conceived, if only because it brought so much fun and enthusiasm to everyone... and yeah, you can't help but have the song in mind while reading the options.

Mixing one of your favorite songs with the movie is (I guess)  the kind of offer you can't refuse.
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Great one man. :D

Like Dan, I also read through the list while listening to Bohemian rhapsody.
My vote:
19 of 35

I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.
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Thanks, man. Love your avatar :)
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It was a telegram messenger sticker I couldn't refuse. :P
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Official Video) - 6:07 - 596,958,516 views

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Rhapsody

http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Queen:Bohemian_Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody
Written by: Freddie Mercury
This song is by Queen and appears...
on the album A Night at the Opera (1975)

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see
I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
Because I'm easy come, easy go
Little high, little low
Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me
To me

Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he's dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I've gone and thrown it all away
Mama, ooh
Didn't mean to make you cry
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body's aching all the time
Goodbye everybody, I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooh (Any way the wind blows)
I don't wanna die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born it all

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolts and lightning, very, very frightening me
Galileo, Galileo
Galileo, Galileo
Galileo, Figaro
Magnifico (Oh, oh, oh, oh!)
I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
Bismillah! No!
We will not let you go (Let him go!)
Bismillah! We will not let you go (Let him go!)
Bismillah! We will not let you go (Let me go!)
Will not let you go (Let me go!) (Never, never, never, never, never let me go!)
Will not let you go (Let me go!)
Oh, oh, oh, oh
No, no, no, no, no, no, no!
Oh, mamma mia, mamma mia
Mamma mia, let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me
For me
For me!

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Oh baby, can't do this to me baby
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right out of here

Ooh yeah, ooh yeah

Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters, nothing really matters to me

Any way the wind blows


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Thanks a lot, I made a few changes :)
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How does the text appear in an image-poll, is the background black or white? 
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What do you mean? The colored text should be fine.
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Yes, I checked from a previous poll,  it's all right. In the list "version", the background color is all black so you have to use brighter colors.
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This is one of the most wildly imaginative polls ever created for this site.  I'm floored in awe.
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Thanks a lot :)
This one has been pending for months, I had a mental block after the first five or six options and then it went all quickly and smoothly... maybe there was a peak of creativity I had to exploit asap before it disappeared again:)
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Sometimes I question myself, "DC, you have lived almost 4 years at IMDb Poll board. After all these times, who do you find as the greatest and most creative poll author of all time?"

The only name that echos on my mind is 'Elmuru'...!!!

Because he thinks about a poll in such a way that no one can imagine.
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Thanks DC
You know what, it all comes down to two simple thoughts "why not?" and "maybe it could work"... if you check my list page, you'll see dozens of unfinished polls, interesting ideas but that I gave up after 3 or 4 entries because it went nowhere, I thought that one had potentiel and I'm glad I didn't give up for too long.
Seeing such enthusiastic reactions is not only emotionally rewarding but it's also a great feeling because I do love this song and it's been a while that I've been looking for a way to pay tribute to it.
The list might seem "creative" and "elaborate" but the idea was quite simple, just make the images match the lyrics and the song is so imaginative and abstract at times that it wasn't that difficult to find the right images, I spent more time for 4 or 5 lyrics than the remaining 30.
Anyway, thank you and thanks everybody for the kind and encouraging words. I feel silly and guilty for some negative vibes I've been sending these last months but those who PMed know how tough it's been on a 'private' level.
Cheers and have a nice summer
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Elmo, you are a genius.
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I don't go on Facebook very often but when this goes live, I'd like to post this, if that's alright with you, ElM.
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Thanks ruby :) :) You have my blessing
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Thank you, ElMo. 
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Congratulations, Elmo! 

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/qIg87PLhKt4/
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Congrats from me, too.

I've had some rough day here. Since 25th Juli we have tempratures in Germany that are beyond good and evil. At it's peak (34,x°C) in the shadow, my brain doesn't work proper. And after the job, I'm mostly laying down in peaceful sietsa. So I didn't have the muse to look at other polls than myselfs.

This is an excellent subject in your poll, I like it - specially because I love Queen and their music. Freddy Mercury is an Icon of "Glam Rock". He had a voice brilliant like diamonds glittering on a queen's necklace. He was really powerful !
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He had a voice brilliant like diamonds glittering on a queen's necklace.
That's really beautiful. :)
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I guess this is one of the smartes polls I've seen. It must have been some brainwork to match the lines of the song with movie-scenes that fit! That's real better idea than the 500th face-off or the 1000th 'best...' poll. On this funny idea, I had to write some lines. Even if that song is not my most beloved Queen-Song. I'm so curious about the upcoming movie. ;)
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This poll only deserves the greatest praise of all, congratulations.
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Congratulations. Just so that you know, I have not replied or commented until now, because I'm largely unfamiliar with the subject material. I should look into it, I suppose.
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Congratulations ElMaruecan82 on your 485th live poll! As of 8-Aug-2018 11:21 PM Pacific your polls have 970,846 or more votes, for an average of 2,002 votes per poll.

Bohemian RhaPOLLdy
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wow i think the best poll ever!
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I just saw the film today, I wished I had suggested this right now :)
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Yes that would have been perfect for the perfect poll. Or they should make this a Homepoll right now.
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And I can't believe how good the song is, seriously...
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I saw this movie last sunday. What a great movie! I’m glad I saw the movie in the cinema. I’m curioius about your ranking and review.
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Oh you can find it if you sort the reviews by date... mine was written two days ago.