Queen – Let Me Entertain You/The Millionaire Waltz

Queen Let Me Entertain You. Image for the song, music video written by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

Queen Let Me Entertain You. Image for the song, music video written by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

 

Song

By

Queen

 

All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

FADE IN:

 

INT. MILLIONAIRE’S BALL – EVENING

 

The privileged enjoy fine dining.

On a nearby stage a male servant approaches a mic.

 

MALE SERVANT

Good evening lords and ladies,

counts and countesses.

And now tonight’s entertainment.

The lights go dim, then softly spotlight Queen on stage AS INTRO TO SONG BEGINS, the rich recoiling back from the abrupt rudeness.

 

FREDDIE

Don’t be alarmed, my aristocratic friends.

There has been no change in plans,

for your program is correct.

We are not the Queen you might have been expecting,

we are the queen that entertains like no other.

 

Appall over the faces of the snobs.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Hey

It’s a sailboat

Hey

 

 

Freddie letting them know what they’re in for as he PERFORMS under the showy lights.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Let me welcome you ladies and gentlemen

Would like to say hello

Are you ready for some entertainment?

Are you ready for a show?

Gonna rock you

Gonna roll you

get you dancing in the aisles

Jazz you

Razzmatazz you

with a little bit of style

C’mon

 

Startling a few of the snooties he jumps off stage, swipes a gentleman’s top hat and goes into a little entertainer bit for the table, the lights complementing his showmanship nicely.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Let me entertain you

Let me

Entertain you

Let me

Entertain you

 

Off to another table, Freddie exchanges the top hat for a woman’s sash, the hierarchy of high society still not knowing what to make of this whole fiasco.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

I’ve come here

to sell you my body

I can show you

some good merchandise

I’ll pull you and I’ll peel you

I’ll Cruela-de-ville you

and to thrill you

I’ll use any device

 

Up on stage the rest of Queen do a few synchronized steps.

 

LYRICS

(Queen)

We’ll give you crazy

performance

We’ll give you grounds for divorce

We’ll give you piece de resistance

and a tour de force

 

Already on the other side of the room Freddie throws his hands up in the air.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Of course

 

And struts over to another set of tables…

To give them a personal PERFORMANCE as well.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

We found the right location

got a lot of pretty lights

The sound and amplification

Listen Hey

If you need a fix

If you want a high

Stickells see to that

with Elektra

and EMI

We’ll show you where it’s at

So c’mon

Let me entertain you

Let me

Entertain you

Let me

Entertain you

Let me entertain you

 

DURING INSTRUMENTAL SECTION the POWER of the band’s GUITARS start to SHATTER champagne glasses, which actually impresses the males.

The two guitarists also now on the main floor, the women are next to become won over.

 

LYRICS

(Queen)

Just take a look at the menu

We give you rock à la carte

We’re breakfast at Tiffany’s

We’ll sing to you in Japanese

We’re only here to entertain

You

 

Freddie stands atop one of the tables PERFORMING for their new fans.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

If you want to see some action

you get nothing but the best

The S and M attraction

we’ve got the pleasure chest

Chicago down to New Orleans

we got you on the line

If you dig the New York scene

we’ll have a son of a bitch of a time

C’mon

 

Goes into his entertainer act.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Let me entertain

Let me entertain

Let me entertain you

 

And drops to his knees.

 

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Tonight

 

LATER-

 

The millionaires are all pressed against the stage trying to get to the back of it for more Queen.

 

LYRICS

(millionaire)

Hey where’s my backstage pass

That was great

What an outrageous costume

Hey that Brian May is outta sight man

Not many not many

I’ve always wanted to meet

Freddie Mercury

 

FADE OUT:

PART TWO

 

Queen "The Millionaire Waltz' music video script by The Flash Fiction Ponder.

 

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

 

Song

By

Queen

 

All Rights Reserved

 

 

FADE IN:

 

WITH INTRO OF SONG and video an old Nickelodeon style title card is displayed.

 

TITLE CARD

Upon the success of their performance

at the millionaires ball the queers of Queen

became in high demand from the world of wealth.

In turn their lifestyle became lavish,

there taste, tremendous.

So much so that they began to lose touch with their roots.

Their fellow fairies.

The foundation of who they were.

Their millions no longer made them feel like millionaires,

for they longed for the feelings of days past.

The feelings that came with being among their long-legged vamps.

Oh how they yearned for such a return of romance.

 

From extreme close-up on Freddie’s hands as he PLAYS the PIANO we slowly fall back on the one-of-a-kind performer.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Bring out the charge

for the love brigade

There is spring in the air

once again

Drink to the sound

of the song parade

There is music in love

everywhere

 

And the rest of Queen as frame continues to fall back.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Give a little love to me

(I wanna)

take a lotta love from me

I want to share it with you

 

Slow dissolve into an extreme close-up of Freddie, in the process within the dissolve faint imagery of the GUITARS being PLAYED.

And proceed with slow fall back on him.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Feel like a millionaire

Once we were mad

We were happy

We spent all our days

holding hands together

 

Cut to camera slowly floating down in wide shot.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Do you remember

my love

How we danced

and played?

In the rain

we laid

 

Another dissolve into extreme close-up of Freddie, within the dissolve imagery of the others singing backup.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

We could stay there

forever and ever

 

We go into a rather quick fall back to an extreme wide, the band on a round stage in the center of darkness.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Now I am sad

you are so far away

I sit counting

the hours day by day

 

Dissolve into another slow float down on Freddie (using crane arm) until we reach extreme low angle.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Come back to me

How I long

for your love

Come back to me

be happy

like we used to be

 

Then head back up, wide enough to bring in the others and stage.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Come back

come back to me

 

WITH GUITARS AND SYMBOLS CLASHING we fall back to extreme wide, lighting up row by row, as we do so the backs of the queers of Queens yesteryears.

Back on the performers.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Come back to me

oh come back to me

All my love

Now I long for your love

Would you come back to me?

 

DURING SECOND INSTRUMENTAL Freddie settles back down with his PIANO PLAYING, the returned friends which surround the stage going into some synchronized choreography.

Once again within the intimacy of an extreme close-up/close-up of Freddie with a slow float down/fall back.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

My fine friend

take me with you

and love me

forever

 

The rest of Queen brought into frame.

 

LYRICS

My fine friend

Forever

 

We float up to the highest point of a high ceiling, the stage and its surrounding darkness lit up with intoxicating lights of splendor.

Back on the stage it no longer separates audience from performer, as all are on top and around it as we (camera) mingle among them, the warmness once lost now back for Queen to embrace.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Bring out the charge

of the love brigade

There is spring in the air

once again

Drink to the sound

of the song parade

There is music and love everywhere

Give a little love to me

(I wanna)

Take a little love from me

I want to share with you

Come back

come back to me

Feel

 

Revived, it comes through in Outro.

 

LYRICS

(Freddie singing)

Make me feel

like a millionaire

 

FADE OUT:

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