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Elvis (1968)

TV Movie  |   |  Music, Musical  |  25 October 1970 (West Germany)
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Elvis Presley was unpopular in 1968, but still 42% of television viewing audience of America did watch the show, making it the most watched television program in America in 1968. 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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Edited into Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender (2006) See more »

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Guitar Man
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Sung and Performed by Elvis Presley
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Enjoyable - even if you're not a huge fan
20 August 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

Fanatic Elvis fan? Not me. I used to be one when I was in the lower level of the comprehensive school but that was over 10 years ago. Afterwards I've found Queen, Black Sabbath, AC/DC and so on - music that I think suits me better. I still haven't got anything against the man, though. I watched "Elvis Presley's '68 comeback special" last night and I was almost surprised to find out how much I loved it. Back in 1968, nine years before his death he was still in the shape of his life: wearing leather clothes, singing his biggest hits and cracking self-ironical jokes about himself like "there's something wrong with my lip".

As a phenomenon Elvis Presley is incredibly interesting. It's miraculous to watch how someone can be so damn cool and so very comical at the same time. The only part of this special I didn't like that much was the gospel sequence because I'd much rather observe the king of rock n' roll singing Jailhouse rock, Heartbreak hotel and Hound dog - songs that really made him the legend he still is. Biggest problem of Elvis is the fact that from today's point of view he unfortunately looks slightly ridiculous. We have to blame thousands and thousands of imitators for that. That's why I loved this comeback special. In the world filled with cheap fake-Presleys it's always nice to marvel the real thing.


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