“Bohemian Rhapsody” – the violent crime drama

The first 45 record I ever bought with my own money – or at least the first 45 that didn’t have the words “Disney” or “Cricket” on it – was the 45 of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.  I’ve blogged about this before, about how I went to the Blue Note Record Shop in downtown Albany and the store proprietor, Avram Pock, climbed up a shelf to retrieve the record, even though I didn’t know the song’s official title (I just told him it sounded like an opera in the middle of the song).

In the 40+ years since that release, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been honored, exalted, parodied, and celebrated.  And this morning, I found a brand new interpretation of “Bohemian Rhapsody” – as if it were directed as a violent, dark crime drama.


Corridor,a YouTube channel created by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer, have had lots of fun re-imagining popular movies and music into artistic video creations.  And over the weekend, they debuted their latest clip, “Literal Bohemian Rhapsody.”  No matter how many times you’ve heard that 5+ minute song… you’ve never heard it like this.

Holy Sam Peckinpagh, Batman!!

These guys are damn good.  They’re the same people who created a short Star Wars film by attaching an X-Wing model kit to a personal drone aircraft, strapped a miniature camera on it, and took us all for a ride.

If you’re a fan of the machinima web series REDvBLUE, you’ll get a laugh or three out of their “RED vs BLUE” interpretation, including various reds fighting various blues.

These clips are really well-crafted and quite experimental.  Some of the clips might be a tad too violent, but I think what you see here is a good start to what Corridor can do.

For more information on Corridor and its upcoming projects, check out their Patreon page.

Now if they really want to impress me…

I want to see these guys do a literal version of Stairway to Heaven.  That would be aces.