synopsis for The Bohemian
Have you ever wondered about the words in the Queen hit BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY? This is my attempt to tell the story behind the song. Set in England in the 1970s, 18 yr old Charlie is on a mission to find the answers to questions about his life and the world around him. Who was the mysterious man who fathered him, Scaramouche? Where does Galileo the lion and Magnifico the ringmaster fit into the great scheme of things? How will he ever find SOMEBODY TO LOVE and who is the enchanting KILLER QUEEN? This is a love story for everyone. A musical film featuring many Queen classics to keep you rocking in your seats.
EXT. THE STREET. DAY Charlie and Stewart are walking and carrying their schoolbooks playfully fighting each other. Charlie jumps on Stewart's back and he runs until he gets to a bus stop. Standing a the bus stop are two more of their friends. ANDY who is eighteen and tries to be cool by watching others and mimicking them and JOE who is also eighteen going on thirteen and never seems to say the right thing. Stewart just finds him annoying they have an ongoing banter that never stops. CHARLIE Alright lads, ANDY Don't speak to me, I'm not awake yet. JOE How's it going Charlie? CHARLIE That's a stupid question. JOE (Confused) Oh. STEWART Where's Steve? JOE Du' know. ANDY Sweaty Betty's. ALL SLAG! ANDY At least HE'S getting sommet, more than we can say, man. JOE Speak for yourself. STEWART Shagging the cat don't count man. JOE Piss off! Eh, any of you lot seen Daisy Linton lately? ANDY She's a bloke. JOE Not any more she ain't, she's got perky tits and they're real. ANDY How do you know they're real? JOE (moving his fingers) I FELL into her the other day. ANDY How would YOU know what real tits feel like? STEWART Course he'd know, his mom still breastfeeds him. They all laugh except Joe. JOE Har har, very funny. You know what, I need a woman badly. STEWART Why, you tired of your mom? JOE No, I'm tired of YOUR mom. CHARLIE/ANDY Oooh! Stewart goes over to playfully attack Joe. Charlie ignores them as a car goes by slowly. A very pretty girl (Rebecca) is sitting in the back seat, she looks up at Charlie and their eyes meet. Charlie walks a few steps along with the car as they are both looking at each other, He nods to her, then waves, she pretends to ignore him. The car drives off and Charlie stops and watches it disappear. ANDY Hey Chas, where you going? CHARLIE Can anybody find me somebody to love? Charlie begins to sing SOMEBODY TO LOVE the others join in. CHARLIE (CONT'D) EACH MORNING I GET UP I DIE A LITTLE CAN BARELY STAND ON MY FEET (TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF)TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND CRY LORD WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO ME I HAVE TO SPEND ALL MY YEARS IN BELIEVING YOU BUT I JUST CAN'T GET NO RELIEF LORD SOMEBODY (SOMEBODY) OOOH SOMEBODY (SOMEBODY) CAN ANYBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE? CHARLIE/ALL WORK HARD (HE WORKS HARD) EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE I WORK TILL I ACHE MY BONES AT THE END (AT THE END OF THE DAY) I TAKE HOME MY HARD EARNED PAY ALL ON MY OWN I GET DOWN (DOWN) ON MY KNEES (KNEES) AND I START TO PRAY (PRAISE THE LORD) 'TIL THE TEARS RUN DOWN FROM MY EYES LORD SOMEBODY (SOMEBODY) OOOH SOMEBODY (PLEASE) CAN ANYBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE? The Bus arrives and they board it. The song continues. INT. BUS. DAY CHARLIE/ALL (HE WANTS HELP) EVERY DAY - I TRY AND I TRY AND I TRY - BUT EVERYBODY WANTS TO PUT ME DOWN THEY SAY I'M GOING CRAZY THEY SAY I GOT A LOT OF WATER IN MY BRAIN GOT NO COMMON SENSE (HE'S)I GOT NOBODY LEFT TO BELIEVE YEAH - YEAH YEAH YEAH OOOH SOMEBODY (SOMEBODY) CAN ANYBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE? (ANYBODY FIND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE) GOT NO FEEL I GOT NO RHYTHM I JUST KEEP LOSING MY BEAT (YOU JUST KEEP LOSING AND LOSING) I'M OK I'M ALRIGHT (HE'S ALRIGHT) I AIN'T GONNA FACE NO DEFEAT I JUST GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PRISON CELL ONE DAY I'M GONNA BE FREE LORD As the song continues the rest of the passengers on the bus join in the lines. ALL/PASSENGERS FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE SOMEBODY, SOMEBODY, SOMEBODY, SOMEBODY, SOMEBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE, CAN ANYBODY FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE. FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE. FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE. FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE. FIND ME FIND ME FIND ME FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE. SOMEBODY TO LOVE, FIND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE... After the song they all sit silently on the bus. Charlie looks out of the window. A poster is stuck to the window next to Stewart so he tears it off. ANDY College stinks! JOE Like my grannie. CHARLIE I gotta get out of college, I need money, I gotta find myself a job. STEWART Hey man, there could be jobs here. Joe takes it from him. JOE Yeah, but the wages'll be naf. STEWART More then we're making now. What do you think Man? Charlie is miles away looking out of the window. CHARLIE Mm? STEWART D'you Fancy working at a carnival then, you could be the tight rope walker? ANDY (Smiling) Think of the talent (women) JOE/STEWART Girls! Charlie comes back to the land of the living. CHARLIE What are you talking about? Stewart hands him the flyer. STEWART The circus has come to town. Charlie looks at the flyer and is suddenly very interested. CHARLIE We could be bohemians. ANDY What the hell? They look at him like he's flipped. CHARLIE A bohemian. . .thatís a roving Gypsy, someone who lives and acts with no regard for conventional rules of behavior, doesn't that sound cool? JOE A gypsy? I'd rather be a supper hero like Captain Marvel. STEWART You just wanna wear tights! They all laugh except Charlie who is dreaming about being a bohemian CHARLIE (To himself) A bohemian. Andy realizes that they have just gone by their bus stop. ANDY If we're going to be bohemians, that was our stop. CHARLIE (Jumping up) Come on. They all rush quickly down the bus, on the way Joe pretends to be a superhero. He jump off the bus like a superhero, falls and hurts himself, they all follow and pick him up making all manner of noise. STEWART Super hero. .Superhaha