Sunday, 18 November 2018

Video shows just how closely Rami Malek replicated Freddie Mercury at Live Aid

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Video shows just how closely Rami Malek replicated Freddie Mercury at Live Aid

The biopic includes long scenes replicating Queen's 1985 Live Aid performance

Rami Malek carefully studied Freddie Mercury's mannerisms in preparation for his part in Bohemian Rhapsody – and a video has now revealed just how much his efforts paid off.
A clip shared on Twitter shows how closely Malek replicated Mercury's moves during Queen's historic 1985 Live Aid performance, widely considered to be the band's greatest on-stage moment.
The video includes both footage from the Queen biopic and from the actual Queen concert at Wembley Stadium. Both play at the same time, next to each other, to help viewers make a comparison.
Malek's impressive timing is immediately apparent: when Mercury punches the air at the end of Bohemian Rhapsody (the 1975 song that gave its name to the movie), so does the actor.
Mercury then grab his bottomless microphone stand – his signature prop – as does Malek.
When Queen (both the real version and the biopic edition) start playing Radio Ga Ga, Malek continues mirroring Mercury's moves, nailing every jump, wave, step, clap, and gesture towards the crowd.
At one point, Mercury switches his microphone from his right hand to his left – and of course, Malek does the same exact same thing in the same exact way in the same exact length of time.
The clip doesn't just highlight Malek's prowess. Gwilym Lee, who plays guitarist Brian May, can also be seen closely following the musician's gestures in the sequence.
Malek previously explained that he worked with a movement coach to learn Mercury's physicality. He watched footage not only of the Queen frontman, but also of those who inspired him, such as David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, and Liza Minnelli.
"It was almost more useful at times to watch Liza than it was to watch Freddie himself,” Malek told the New York Times. “You found the inspiration and birth of those movements.”
There has been some Oscar chatter around Bohemian Rhapsody, though official nominations have yet to be announced.
The film, which became a box office hit despite mixed reviews, has received criticism for its several historical inaccuracies, and has been accused of glossing over aspects of Mercury's sexuality and HIV diagnosis.
Malek's performance, though, has received praise.
Bohemian Rhapsody teaser trailer
The actor previously revealed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon that the mammoth Live Aid scenes were filmed on day one of taping.
"But I thought they must have a reason for doing this," Malek said.
"Because you know, if halfway through we get through this and we suck, they’ll just pull the plug on the whole production, pack it up, and go home, save $60m and we don’t have to watch this B-rate version of Queen for three months.
"When I got the call sheet for day 2 it was like winning an Oscar."
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Thursday, 15 November 2018

Top 100 Of The Most Influential Photos Of All Time


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Top 100 Of The Most Influential Photos Of All Time

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With millions of pictures taken every day we can easily get lost in the vast world of images. That's why TIME magazine decided to create a list of 100 most influential pictures ever taken. They teamed up with curators, historians, and photo editors around the world for this task.
"There is no formula that makes a picture influential," the editors said. "Some images are on our list because they were the first of their kind, others because they shaped the way we think. And some made the cut because they directly changed the way we live. What all 100 share is that they are turning points in our human experience."
The result they ended up with is not only a collection of superb images, but incredible human experiences as well. "The best photography is a form of bearing witness, a way of bringing a single vision to the larger world." However, this is not the only TIME 100 - previously the magazine has released Top 100 novels, movies, influential people, and other noteworthy lists.
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#1 The Terror Of War, Nick Ut, 1972

The Terror Of War, Nick Ut, 1972
The faces of collateral damage and friendly fire are generally not seen. This was not the case with 9-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phuc. On June 8, 1972, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut was outside Trang Bang, about 25 miles northwest of Saigon, when the South Vietnamese air force mistakenly dropped a load of napalm on the village. As the Vietnamese photographer took pictures of the carnage, he saw a group... Read More
Nick Ut Report
Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago Years later Kim was removed while studying medicine from her university. She was used as a propaganda symbol by the communist government of Vietnam. In 1986, , she continued her studies in Cuba. In Cuba, she met Bui Huy Toan, another Vietnamese student and her future fiancé. In 1992 they married, and went on their honeymoon in Moscow. During a refuelling stop in Newfoundland, they left the plane and asked for political asylum in Canada, which was granted. The couple now live in Ajax, Ontario, and have two children. In 1996, Phúc met the surgeons who had saved her life. The following year, she passed the Canadian Citizenship Test with a perfect score and became a Canadian citizen. In 1997 she established the first Kim Phúc Foundation in the U.S., with the aim of providing medical and psychological assistance to child victims of war
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#2 The Burning Monk, Malcolm Browne, 1963

The Burning Monk, Malcolm Browne, 1963
In June 1963, most Americans couldn’t find Vietnam on a map. But there was no forgetting that war-torn Southeast Asian nation after Associated Press photographer Malcolm Browne captured the image of Thich Quang Duc immolating himself on a Saigon street. Browne had been given a heads-up that something was going to happen to protest the treatment of Buddhists by the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem. Once there he watched... Read More
Malcolm Browne Report
Anak Shaleh 1 year ago Rage.against.the.machine
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#3 Starving Child And Vulture, Kevin Carter, 1993

Starving Child And Vulture, Kevin Carter, 1993
Kevin Carter knew the stench of death. As a member of the Bang-Bang Club, a quartet of brave photographers who chronicled apartheid-­era South Africa, he had seen more than his share of heartbreak. In 1993 he flew to Sudan to photograph the famine racking that land. Exhausted after a day of taking pictures in the village of Ayod, he headed out into the open bush. There he heard whimpering and... Read More
Kevin Carter Report
Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago I shall always remember this little boy, and his photographer. When my own burdens become heavy, this will be a good reminder that my own plight is nothing compared to what these two endured.
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#4 Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, 1932

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, 1932
It’s the most perilous yet playful lunch break ever captured: 11 men casually eating, chatting and sneaking a smoke as if they weren’t 840 feet above Manhattan with nothing but a thin beam keeping them aloft. That comfort is real; the men are among the construction workers who helped build Rockefeller Center. But the picture, taken on the 69th floor of the flagship RCA Building (now the GE Building), was... Read More
Unknown Report
Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago Interesting at how much of an impact this photo made during it's heyday.... and almost a hundred years later, people don't have the understanding of what it represented.
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#5 Tank Man, Jeff Widener, 1989

Tank Man, Jeff Widener, 1989
On the morning of June 5, 1989, photographer Jeff Widener was perched on a sixth-floor balcony of the Beijing Hotel. It was a day after the Tiananmen Square massacre, when Chinese troops attacked pro-democracy demonstrators camped on the plaza, and the Associated Press sent Widener to document the aftermath. As he photographed bloody victims, passersby on bicycles and the occasional scorched bus, a column of tanks began rolling out of... Read More
Jeff Widener Report
Maggie Schmidt 1 year ago Actually while others did both record and photograph the event, officials saw them and came around the hotel gather an destroying films, the photographer saw them pointing and quickly went inside and hide some of his film (including photos and videos) in the top part of the hotel toilet
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#6 Falling Man, Richard Drew, 2001

Falling Man, Richard Drew, 2001
The most widely seen images from 9/11 are of planes and towers, not people. Falling Man is different. The photo, taken by Richard Drew in the moments after the September 11, 2001, attacks, is one man’s distinct escape from the collapsing buildings, a symbol of individuality against the backdrop of faceless skyscrapers. On a day of mass tragedy, Falling Man is one of the only widely seen pictures that shows someone dying. The photo was published in newspapers around the U.S. in the days after the attacks, but backlash from readers forced it into temporary obscurity. It can be a difficult image to process, the man perfectly bisecting the iconic towers as he darts toward the earth like an arrow. Falling Man’s identity is still unknown, but he is believed to have been an employee at the Windows on the World restaurant, which sat atop the north tower. The true power of Falling Man, however, is less about who its subject was and more about what he became: a makeshift Unknown Soldier in an often unknown and uncertain war, suspended forever in history.
Richard Drew Report
Miracle Emery 1 year ago I saw him and many others fall to their deaths trying to escape the flames live on national news, while I held my infant daughter in my arms and wept, the nightmares haunted me for years the images bring tears to my eyes to this very day. I will never forget.
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#7 Alan Kurdi, Nilüfer Demir, 2015

Alan Kurdi, Nilüfer Demir, 2015
The war in Syria had been going on for more than four years when Alan Kurdi’s parents lifted the 3-year-old boy and his 5-year-old brother into an inflatable boat and set off from the Turkish coast for the Greek island of Kos, just three miles away. Within minutes of pushing off, a wave capsized the vessel, and the mother and both sons drowned. On the shore near the coastal town... Read More
Nilüfer Demir Report
Gehtdich Nixan 1 year ago Please let me correct the description. The boy died 02.09, the first trains full with refugees arrived in Germany before the picture was shown in media. Germany opened the borders before this very sad picture was published. But yes, it is very sad, that so many european countries still not open their borders and few countries have to carry the "burden" alone. This picture made me cry at work (and I am a man), because he remembers me of my own son of the same age. Too many children suffer during all this useless wars which only give few men money and power but destroy thousands and millions of lives.
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#8 Earthrise, William Anders, NASA, 1968

Earthrise, William Anders, NASA, 1968
It’s never easy to identify the moment a hinge turns in history. When it comes to humanity’s first true grasp of the beauty, fragility and loneliness of our world, however, we know the precise instant. It was on December 24, 1968, exactly 75 hours, 48 minutes and 41 seconds after the Apollo 8 spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral en route to becoming the first manned mission to orbit the moon. Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve of what had been a bloody, war-torn year for America. At the beginning of the fourth of 10 orbits, their spacecraft was emerging from the far side of the moon when a view of the blue-white planet filled one of the hatch windows. “Oh, my God! Look at that picture over there! Here’s the Earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty!” Anders exclaimed. He snapped a picture—in black and white. Lovell scrambled to find a color canister. “Well, I think we missed it,” Anders said. Lovell looked through windows three and four. “Hey, I got it right here!” he exclaimed. A weightless Anders shot to where Lovell was floating and fired his Hasselblad. “You got it?” Lovell asked. “Yep,” Anders answered. The image—our first full-color view of our planet from off of it—helped to launch the environmental movement. And, just as important, it helped human beings recognize that in a cold and punishing cosmos, we’ve got it pretty good.
William Anders Report
Zerina Bermudez 1 year ago love this photo. every single living thing we've ever known, minus the astronauts, all in this one shot.
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#9 Mushroom Cloud Over Nagasaki, Lieutenant Charles Levy, 1945

Mushroom Cloud Over Nagasaki, Lieutenant Charles Levy, 1945
Three days after an atomic bomb nicknamed Little Boy obliterated Hiroshima, Japan, U.S. forces dropped an even more powerful weapon dubbed Fat Man on Nagasaki. The explosion shot up a 45,000-foot-high column of radioactive dust and debris. “We saw this big plume climbing up, up into the sky,” recalled Lieutenant Charles Levy, the bombardier, who was knocked over by the blow from the 20-kiloton weapon. “It was purple, red, white,... Read More
Lieutenant Charles Levy Report
Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago I cannot even imagine a 45,000-foot-high column. This goes back to the saying that there are no winners in war.
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#10 V-J Day In Times Square, Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945

V-J Day In Times Square, Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945
At its best, photography captures fleeting snippets that crystallize the hope, anguish, wonder and joy of life. Alfred Eisenstaedt, one of the first four photographers hired by LIFE magazine, made it his mission “to find and catch the storytelling moment.” He didn’t have to go far for it when World War II ended on August 14, 1945. Taking in the mood on the streets of New York City, Eisenstaedt soon... Read More
Alfred Eisenstaedt Report
Casandra Nițescu 1 year ago well...it IS sexual assault... I always thought these two were a couple, but now that I know the truth this picture lost its shine to me. I seriously hope that she took it well and thought of it as funny, or else this pic is really messed up.
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#11 Pillars Of Creation, Nasa, 1995

Pillars Of Creation, Nasa, 1995
The Hubble Space Telescope almost didn’t make it. Carried aloft in 1990 aboard the space shuttle ­Atlantis, it was over-budget, years behind schedule and, when it finally reached orbit, nearsighted, its 8-foot mirror distorted as a result of a manufacturing flaw. It would not be until 1993 that a repair mission would bring Hubble online. Finally, on April 1, 1995, the telescope delivered the goods, capturing an image of the... Read More
NASA Report
Julianne Nicola Zipagang 1 year ago IT'S THE EAGLES NEST NEBULA
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#12 Fire Escape Collapse, Stanley Forman, 1975

Fire Escape Collapse, Stanley Forman, 1975
Stanley Forman was working for the Boston Herald American on July 22, 1975, when he got a call about a fire on Marlborough Street. He raced over in time to see a woman and child on a fifth-floor fire escape. A fireman had set out to help them, and Forman figured he was shooting another routine rescue. “Suddenly the fire escape gave way,” he recalled, and Diana Bryant, 19, and... Read More
Stanley Forman Report
Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago Disturbing pictures are always worth sharing when the impact seen is so severe, that it evokes a change in society.
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#13 A Man On The Moon, Neil Armstrong, Nasa, 1969

A Man On The Moon, Neil Armstrong, Nasa, 1969
Somewhere in the Sea of Tranquillity, the little depression in which Buzz Aldrin stood on the evening of July 20, 1969, is still there—one of billions of pits and craters and pockmarks on the moon’s ancient surface. But it may not be the astronaut’s most indelible mark. Aldrin never cared for being the second man on the moon—to come so far and miss the epochal first-man designation Neil Armstrong earned by a mere matter of inches and minutes. But Aldrin earned a different kind of immortality. Since it was Armstrong who was carrying the crew’s 70-millimeter Hasselblad, he took all of the pictures—meaning the only moon man earthlings would see clearly would be the one who took the second steps. That this image endured the way it has was not likely. It has none of the action of the shots of Aldrin climbing down the ladder of the lunar module, none of the patriotic resonance of his saluting the American flag. He’s just standing in place, a small, fragile man on a distant world—a world that would be happy to kill him if he removed so much as a single article of his exceedingly complex clothing. His arm is bent awkwardly—perhaps, he has speculated, because he was glancing at the checklist on his wrist. And Armstrong, looking even smaller and more spectral, is reflected in his visor. It’s a picture that in some ways did everything wrong if it was striving for heroism. As a result, it did everything right.
Neil Armstrong Report
Michael D. 1 year ago Fake.....(joking awesome picture)
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#14 Albino Boy, Biafra, Don Mccullin, 1969

Albino Boy, Biafra, Don Mccullin, 1969
Few remember Biafra, the tiny western African nation that split off from southern Nigeria in 1967 and was retaken less than three years later. Much of the world learned of the enormity of that brief struggle through images of the mass starvation and disease that took the lives of possibly millions. None proved as powerful as British war photographer Don McCullin’s picture of a 9-year-old albino child. “To be a... Read More
Don McCullin Report
Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago God bless Doctors Without Borders and the many other organizations who do so much to help those with so little
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#15 Jewish Boy Surrenders In Warsaw, 1943

Jewish Boy Surrenders In Warsaw, 1943
The terrified young boy with his hands raised at the center of this image was one of nearly half a million Jews packed into the Warsaw ghetto, a neighborhood transformed by the ­Nazis into a walled compound of grinding starvation and death. Beginning in July 1942, the German occupiers started shipping some 5,000 Warsaw inhabitants a day to concentration camps. As news of exterminations seeped back, the ghetto’s residents formed... Read More
Unknown Report
Mera Ioana 1 year ago Never forget!
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#16 Bloody Saturday, H.s. Wong, 1937

Bloody Saturday, H.s. Wong, 1937
The same imperialistic desires festering in Europe in the 1930s had already swept into Asia. Yet many Americans remained wary of wading into a conflict in what seemed a far-off, alien land. But that opinion began to change as Japan’s army of the Rising Sun rolled toward Shanghai in the summer of 1937. Fighting started there in August, and the unrelenting shelling and bombing caused mass panic and death in the streets. But the rest of the world didn’t put a face to the victims until they saw the aftermath of an August 28 attack by Japanese bombers. When H.S. Wong, a photographer for Hearst Metrotone News nicknamed Newsreel, arrived at the destroyed South Station, he recalled carnage so fresh “that my shoes were soaked with blood.” In the midst of the devastation, Wong saw a wailing Chinese baby whose mother lay dead on nearby tracks. He said he quickly shot his remaining film and then ran to carry the baby to safety, but not before the boy’s father raced over and ferried him away. Wong’s image of the wounded, helpless infant was sent to New York and featured in Hearst newsreels, newspapers and life magazine—the widest audience a picture could then have. Viewed by more than 136 million people, it struck a personal chord that transcended ethnicity and geography. To many, the infant’s pain represented the plight of China and the bloodlust of Japan, and the photo dubbed Bloody Saturday was transformed into one of the most powerful news pictures of all time. Its dissemination reveals the potent force of an image to sway official and public opinion. Wong’s picture led the U.S., Britain and France to formally protest the attack and helped shift Western sentiment in favor of wading into what would become the world’s second great war.
H.S. Wong Report
Yvonne Bernal 1 year ago I have always wondered what happened to this baby...
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#17 Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange, 1936

Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange, 1936
The picture that did more than any other to humanize the cost of the Great Depression almost didn’t happen. Driving past the crude “Pea-Pickers Camp” sign in Nipomo, north of Los Angeles, Dorothea Lange kept going for 20 miles. But something nagged at the photographer from the government’s Resettlement Administration, and she finally turned around. At the camp, the Hoboken, N.J.–born Lange spotted Frances Owens Thompson and knew she was... Read More
Dorothea Lange Report
Jess 1 year ago I'm going to get a lot of criticism for posting this, but I'm going to do it anyway. Firstly her name was Florence not Frances. This photo served a fantastic purpose to show just how hard lives were and went a long way towards ending suffering. These people received much needed food because of this photo. I'm very glad the photo was taken...but it was staged and part of the story was a lie. Florence was at the camp because her car had broken down and not to sell her tyres. She worked with the photographer to create that pensive look and the photo was edited to remove the photographer's hand as she held open the tent flap. She also lied to Florence telling her the photos would never be published. She earned fame while Florence received nothing. It's a shame because Florence's real story is more interesting and emotional than the made up one. You can read it here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Owens_Thompson So iconic yes, truthful no. But I'm so grateful it was taken
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#18 The Hindenburg Disaster, Sam Shere, 1937

The Hindenburg Disaster, Sam Shere, 1937
Zeppelins were majestic skyliners, luxurious behemoths that signified wealth and power. The arrival of these ships was news, which is why Sam Shere of the International News Photos service was waiting in the rain at the Lakehurst, N.J., Naval Air Station on May 6, 1937, for the 804-foot-long LZ 129 Hindenburg to drift in from Frankfurt. Suddenly, as the assembled media watched, the grand ship’s flammable hydrogen caught fire, causing... Read More
Sam Shere Report
Angel Cherney-Haring 1 year ago This photo was taken by Daily News photographer, Charles Hoff. Not Sam Shere. Charles Hoff is my grandfather so I know the image well. http://metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/265376
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#19 Guerillero Heroico, Alberto Korda, 1960

Guerillero Heroico, Alberto Korda, 1960
The day before Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, a ship had exploded in Havana Harbor, killing the crew and dozens of dockworkers. Covering the funeral for the newspaper Revolución, Korda focused on Fidel Castro, who in a fiery oration accused the U.S. of causing the explosion. The two frames he shot of Castro’s young ally were a seeming afterthought, and they went unpublished by... Read More
Alberto Korda Report
Steve Oliver 1 year ago No mention of Che's murderous tendencies?
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#20 Dalí Atomicus, Philippe Halsman, 1948

Dalí Atomicus, Philippe Halsman, 1948
Capturing the essence of those he photographed was Philippe Halsman’s life’s work. So when Halsman set out to shoot his friend and longtime collaborator the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, he knew a simple seated portrait would not suffice. Inspired by Dalí’s painting Leda Atomica, Halsman created an elaborate scene to surround the artist that included the original work, a floating chair and an in-progress easel suspended by thin wires. Assistants,... Read More
Philippe Halsman Report