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Plot: Two-part documentary about the life of Elvis Presley featuring interviews with his ex-wife Priscilla Presley, guitarist Scotty Moore, childhood friend Red West and musicians Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris and Robbie Robertson.
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Like Elvis, the first part is the best
It’s amazing how many people now think of Elvis only as a caricature, with a few hit songs and girls screaming in front of him. This documentary goes a long way in helping those who don’t know why Elvis was a pioneering artist, why he was so much more than just an early rock and roller, how he re-imagined the blues, country and even bluegrass into a form uniquely his own. Much like his life, the pre-Army years are the most interesting. I wish they had interviewed more contemporaries – surely there are people still alive who were actually at some of these concerts, tapings, etc.? I so appreciate the film-makers making it clear that Steve Allen was attempting to humiliate Elvis and kill rock and roll – he definite deserves “credit” for that attempt. The doc also gives a good view of Colonel Parker – why Elvis picked him to manage him, why that absolutely was a great idea early on but how it turned disastrous at the end and how, for all the great things he did for Elvis early on, he ruined his career, and perhaps his life, at the end. What a shame that, at the time of this doc’s release, the 1968 Comeback Special isn’t available on DVD (unless you are willing to pay someone almost $100 for it) – this doc made me so hungry to watch it again (haven’t seen it since a NYE broadcast in Germany back in 2007 or so).
THE ONLY KING
I loved seeing the pictures of young Elvis growing up and his dad and mums pics. Listening to songs that weren’t mainstream and music from early on in his career and Lord that man had a fantastic voice like no other. The ending was fantastic, what a performance. Good Lord he was beautiful, he was my first crush as mum had all his kid friendly movies that I watched in the 90s.
Priscilla is narrating a good amount of this and we all know Priscilla wasn’t a main feature in his life as Elvis was a womaniser of the highest decree. He also was a yo yo dieter and abused drugs. This docu doesn’t show him in his semi obese state, trousers burst on stage, forgotten his line, sweaty mess of a former legend.
His last years were a disaster, he had a live in young girlfriend and he was a troubled man and it basically went downhill when his mama passed. We want a real docu of him not an edited pretend life that he supposedly led.
Original Language fr
Runtime 3 hr 25 min (205 min) (Two parts)
Genre Documentary, Biography, Music
Director Thom Zimny
Writer Alan Light
Actors Steve Allen, Ann-Margret, Chet Atkins
Country United States
Awards 4 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Amira
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA
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