Brian May réagit aux critiques

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« Bohemian Rhapsody » a reçu de nombreuses critiques, de la presse et du public, qui ont touché le guitariste de Queen.

« J’ai été assez discret après la soirée des Oscars » commente Brian May dans sa publication. « La saison des récompenses était terminée. »

« Nous avons ouvert la cérémonie d’une manière totalement nouvelle. Le public, composé de beaucoup de nos héros, chantait et frappait dans ses mains. Nous avons gagné 4 Oscars. Les producteurs sont venus me voir lorsque je quittais l’auditorium et m’ont félicité. Ils n’avaient jamais vu une ouverture pareille. »

« Les comportements du public et des médias m’ont néanmoins beaucoup dérangé. Si vous jetez un œil dans la presse et sur les discussions en ligne des quelques derniers mois, vous verrez que 90% des avis sur la cérémonie discréditent un ou plusieurs des films nominés aux Oscars, au lieu de parler de leurs mérites. »

« Il y a eu de pathétiques tentatives pour influencer les résultats des Oscars. C’était un genre de maladie vindicative chez les spectateurs et la presse. J’ai gardé le silence jusqu’aux résultats, mais je garde un sentiment mitigé de ces comportements. »

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Well, yes. You saw I went very quiet after the Oscars were over, signalling the end of the whole movie awards season. What really happened ? We opened the Academy Awards show in a way it’s NEVER been opened before, in an avalanche of excitement, looking out on an instant standing ovation from a glittering audience containing many of our heroes, all beaming and singing with us and punching the air. We then, shockingly, walked away with 4 Oscars - the top haul of the night. The head of local production came up to me and shook my hand as we left the auditorium. He said “ I’ve been doing the Oscars for 40 years, and that was the best opening we ever had !” A lovely moment. So - everyone assumes that we would then all go forth, deliriously partying with not a care in the world. But I guess I’m not that kind of animal. I was, and I am, deeply grateful for our Freddie film being recognised in a way we never had the audacity to expect. But I found the public activity behind the whole awards season, and the behaviour of the media writers surrounding it, deeply disturbing. If you look at the Press and Internet discussions that took place over the last few months, you can see that 90% of it is aimed at discrediting one or other, or all of the nominated films by innuendo and smears, rather than discussing their merits and admiring the skills that went into making them. Vitriol and dishonesty, and blatant attempts to shame and influence the members into voting the way they, in their arrogance required them to. It’s not the fault of the awards panels - they stood up well. It’s a kind of vindictive sickness that seems to have gripped public life. All through it, I’ve been biting my tongue, not wishing to influence the results of the ballots even by a hair. But, when the curtain came down, I was left with very mixed feelings. They persisted until I read this VERY well thought and well written article in the Spectator. Brave, truthful - and now I don’t have to explain. It’s all here. Keep swiping to see it the whole piece or visit the Guardian ! Cheers folks. Bri

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