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Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

TV-PG | | Documentary | 14 April 2018 (USA)
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Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.

Director:

Thom Zimny

Writer:

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

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The definitive film about Elvis, the artist.

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Documentary

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In 2014, Priscilla Presley, the ex-wife of Elvis, began discussing (with the singer's close friend Jerry Schilling) the prospect of an honest telling of Elvis' story through his music. 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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Official Sites:

Official site [HBO]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis Presley: Poszukujący See more »

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(Two parts)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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