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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.

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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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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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| (Two parts)

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Color

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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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Like Elvis, the first part is the best
23 April 2018 | by jcravens42See all my reviews

It's amazing how many people now think of Elvis only as a caricature, with a few hit songs and girls screaming in front of him. This documentary goes a long way in helping those who don't know why Elvis was a pioneering artist, why he was so much more than just an early rock and roller, how he re-imagined the blues, country and even bluegrass into a form uniquely his own. Much like his life, the pre-Army years are the most interesting. I wish they had interviewed more contemporaries - surely there are people still alive who were actually at some of these concerts, tapings, etc.? I so appreciate the film-makers making it clear that Steve Allen was attempting to humiliate Elvis and kill rock and roll - he definite deserves "credit" for that attempt. The doc also gives a good view of Colonel Parker - why Elvis picked him to manage him, why that absolutely was a great idea early on but how it turned disastrous at the end and how, for all the great things he did for Elvis early on, he ruined his career, and perhaps his life, at the end. What a shame that, at the time of this doc's release, the 1968 Comeback Special isn't available on DVD (unless you are willing to pay someone almost $100 for it) - this doc made me so hungry to watch it again (haven't seen it since a NYE broadcast in Germany back in 2007 or so).


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