Judd Apatow presents an emotional two-part in-depth look at the life, career and complex internal struggles of his loving mentor, the influential stand-up comedian and actor Garry Shandling, based on Shandling's personal diaries.
The life and career of Elvis Presley are chronicled in home movies, concert footage, and dramatizations. Subjects include early performances, army service, Ed Sullivan Show appearance, marriage, 1968 comeback, health decline and death.
Paul Boensch III
A look at 50 years of the iconic magazine features interviews with and footage of journalists, photographers and performers who have graced its pages since it was launched by publisher Jann Wenner in 1967. In 2 parts.
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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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Almost 800 songs, and 30+ movies, and TV shows (hosting & guesting). The number of top ten songs ranks with Carey & Madonna. Number one ranked songs in the same ballpark as Springsteen, Streisand, Stones, Brooks (only Beetles & JAY-Z are higher).
Had an enormous historic impact on changing American culture in the fifties & sixties to what we enjoy today. As much as any other individual in any profession. At that time racial separation was as divisive (thank you current president for bringing that term back) as ever in the 20th century.
Raised in poverty in a sharecroppers style house in the south he grew up w/the sacrifice of a hard working single mom w/dad sporadically present. His impact: He merged country, bluegrass, and especially blues & gospel w/their black influences into something to be soon called rock 'n' roll and brought it to white America thus bringing two+ races into one. His acceptance of black music, his gyrations & his music faced fierce vocal opposition from the media, from church pulpits, and from politicians (hmmm, I won't comment further on that one). His songs filled all music genres from religious to rock. Not to mention folk & Italian operatic.
The documentary is unique in that all the visuals center about Elvis's life. When we have guest commentary we are only shown in small text who is speaking.
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