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Elvis (1968)

TV Movie  -   -  Music | Musical  -  25 October 1970 (West Germany)
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Elvis: '68 Comeback

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Producer Steve Binder once told a story about how something came to be cut from the show. He said that there was a musical number that suggested that Elvis went to a brothel. A network executive wanted the number cut. Binder asked him to reconsider. One time, while in the video editing room, they were reviewing the scene. Nearby, an episode of The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965) was also being edited. A scene with Martin and one of his dancers was being edited that had every suggestive sex joke possible and the executive laughed. Binder asked him if the brothel scene bothered him so much, why didn't the sex jokes on the Martin show bother him. The executive answered that the other show "was funny". Binder said he never understood that distinction. See more »

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Elvis Presley: [joking while reading a script] It says here "Elvis, we're to film you from the waist up. You are not to touch hands with body... uh, I mean body with hands."
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All Shook Up
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Sung and Performed by Elvis Presley
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The greatest performer performs
24 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Nobody can doubt that Elvis Presley defined what performing was and here in colour we see the king return to his roots for the very last time in his life after 8 years of Hollywood. Presley lived for another 9 years but when he got into Las Vegas just after this, it was all over. Presley's Vegas period is not to be dismissed in a flash because his cabaret type concerts were so enjoyable. Vegas entertained greatly but here in 1968 immitating his 50's period Elvis contributed to music and society. This show was the main inspiration for MTV Unplugged and it pictures a raw rocking king oozing R&B, gospel and R&R. If anybody sees this and can not be amazed by this man they are missing soemthing. He defined pop culture and music because of his natural ability to get across the meaning and feeling of the songs. (Hardly anyone can do that like him). Here we see Elvis very up to date with the times with almost hard rock, looking and sounding so great. There is an amusing sketch where he jokes about his entire movie career but the scenes where he is sitting with his original band and jamming away can never be beaten. Nobody can come close to Elvis Presley and his 68 comeback special! Its phenomonel!


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