How Queen Rocks the Screen
We call it “The Queen Effect.”
If you made a list of the most iconic bands of all time, Queen has to be near the top. With countless instantly recognizable hits to its name, the band’s popularity lends itself well to film and television. But have you ever noticed that Queen’s music tends to be used in the same ways? If a character emerges victorious, cue “We Are the Champions.” Have a gaggle of unusual characters? “Bohemian Rhapsody” should do just fine. Queen’s songs are so embedded in our culture that they carry very specific connotations — find out how in this headbanging video essay.