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Elvis (1968)

TV Movie  -   -  Music | Musical  -  25 October 1970 (West Germany)
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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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Love Me Tender
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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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