The Bohemian Rhapsody Project
The Bohemian Rhapsody Project is a film set in the Supreme Court of Singapore, which takes its spoken dialogue entirely from the lyrics of the song. The context is a courtroom trial and the characters are the accused, wearing orange suits and the judge in traditional court garb, along with the police, jury and the public and, although not generally present in the courtroom, a chorus of girls in white. The film further explores the mechanisms of the media by documenting its own production as the apparatus of the film’s own making are folded into the film itself. This film-within-a-film quality, the theatricality of the piece, along with the adoption of a pop-culture framework, alludes to the theatrical nature of the courtroom as it is presented in the media and popular culture.
Ho Tzu Nyen, SG 2006, 6 min