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Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

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Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.

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Thom Zimny

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Alan Light
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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Allen ... Himself (archive footage)
Ann-Margret ... Herself (archive footage)
Chet Atkins ... Himself (archive footage)
Chris Bearde Chris Bearde ... Himself
Chuck Berry ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Binder Steve Binder ... Himself
Bill Black Bill Black ... Himself (archive footage)
Hal Blaine ... Himself
Mae Boren Axton Mae Boren Axton ... Herself (archive footage)
David Briggs David Briggs ... Himself
Tony Brown Tony Brown ... Himself
Nik Cohn Nik Cohn ... Himself
James Cotton James Cotton ... Himself (archive footage)
Floyd Cramer Floyd Cramer ... Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Crudup Arthur Crudup ... Himself (archive footage)
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Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.

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TV-PG
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Official Sites:

Official site [HBO]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis Presley: buscador incansable See more »

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16:9 HD
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Elvis Presley: The Searcher(2018) is a two part HBO Documentary See more »

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Bruce Springsteen: An artist like Elvis is, rather than pretending when he goes out on the stage, he's actually pretending when he's home to be normal. And when he goes out on stage at night, that's who he actually is."
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Rarely Has a Film More Exceeded My Expectations
28 May 2018 | by roland_lmtSee all my reviews

This is, without a doubt, one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. And I've seen a ridiculous amount of films in my life. Even if you are not a big fan of documentaries, and I'm generally not, this is worth seeing. Even if you are not a fan of Elvis Presley, this film brings a perspective of American history worth a look.

Usually, when someone is that famous, and died decades ago, we tend to believe we must know everything there is worth knowing. Two things make this film very different. First, the personal views of those who knew him best, like Priscilla Presley, and those influenced by him, like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, give the film a gravity rarely seen. Second, this is the rare film that neither worships nor belittles him. It approaches Elvis Presley as a human being, much like any other, whose life had an amazing range of ups and downs.

I've rated thousands of films on IMDb, but reviewed very few. This one was worth a few minutes to share my thoughts. Well done to all involved.


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