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« Reply #350 on: June 10, 2022, 01:53:13 PM »

Austin Butler - That's All Right (Pre-Production Test)


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« Reply #351 on: June 12, 2022, 02:01:15 AM »


The 'Elvis' Cast on His Sex Appeal and Superhero Qualities | Rotten Tomatoes


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« Reply #352 on: June 12, 2022, 10:07:38 AM »

Elvis - Behind the Scenes


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« Reply #353 on: June 12, 2022, 01:59:32 PM »

Baz Luhrmann's Elvis (Unchained Melody) #elvismovie



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bdm0R9noAk



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https://www.elvismovie.net/
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« Reply #354 on: June 13, 2022, 12:58:58 PM »

Elvis: Why Austin Butler Was BEDRIDDEN After Finishing the Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukrsiRjOp9s




Tom Hanks and Austin Butler on their new film, 'Elvis' l GMA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNOTE35VJ2k
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« Reply #355 on: June 15, 2022, 07:17:53 AM »

The Fashion of Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6mxMRJGpkI



Elvis - Icon - Warner Bros. UK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdnh-PWWvA4




Elvis - Believe - Warner Bros. UK


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8n3KuffIVg
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« Reply #356 on: June 16, 2022, 11:26:07 AM »

Austin Butler Shows Off His Elvis Impressions and Teaches Jimmy an Iconic Dance Move (Extended)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnWGXDcW1B8


Near the end they show "Jailhouse Rock" from the '68 special and it looks so real that at first I thought this was a deepfake. But the camera angles speak against that. Fantastic
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« Reply #357 on: June 17, 2022, 07:02:09 AM »

Tom Hanks on Colbert


"A Diabolical Genius In Every Way" - Tom Hanks On Colonel Tom Parker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue1lwomrG8A



"Elvis" Is The Most Baz Luhrmann-y Baz Luhrmann Film - Tom Hanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fTlRxreBXk



How Elvis Turned Las Vegas Into A Place Worthy Of Superstars - Tom Hanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-nFmoqMxIo
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« Reply #358 on: June 18, 2022, 02:16:04 AM »

So, I got my tickets for wednesday and am looking forward to seeing this movie.


Lisa Marie Presley said actor Austin Butler ‘honored’ Elvis in new film portrayal

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« Reply #359 on: June 18, 2022, 07:35:17 AM »

N.M.E. put out a booklet about Elvis and the movie which you can also read for free online:

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/66999675/nme-elvis-film-special-edition
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« Reply #360 on: June 18, 2022, 07:39:41 AM »

Rocker, have you ever ranked Elvis' albums?
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« Reply #361 on: June 18, 2022, 07:54:57 AM »

Rocker, have you ever ranked Elvis' albums?


I don't think so. But although these lists are totally subjective, they can bring things to your attention that you missed before.
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« Reply #362 on: June 19, 2022, 07:25:19 AM »

Elvis Cast and Director on Rock & Roll's Black Pioneers: "Credit Needs to Be Given"

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« Reply #363 on: June 20, 2022, 09:36:01 AM »

Exclusively Elvis - 20/20 Special Airs 6/21 at 10 PM on ABC


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGsJ6jLzIyE


Press release: https://www.graceland.com/elvis-news/posts/abc-news-presents-a-special-edition-of-2020-on-the-making-of-elvis

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« Reply #364 on: June 21, 2022, 09:35:29 AM »

In ‘Elvis,’ Baz Luhrmann brilliantly floods our senses with arresting sights and sounds
The director’s trademark razzle-dazzle surrounds Tom Hanks as an oily Colonel Tom Parker and Austin Butler, electrifying as The King.
By  Richard Roeper


https://chicago.suntimes.com/movies-and-tv/2022/6/20/23174855/elvis-review-movie-baz-luhrmann-austin-butler-tom-hanks-presley
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« Reply #365 on: June 22, 2022, 06:30:14 AM »

The final trailer:


https://www.fandango.com/elvis-2022-227093/movie-overview?fbclid=IwAR14rEzLdugyBLKB1ETtNZMMfkRkwWFStr0BRKiiNs0l1P6EeaPyUPvcS0M

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« Reply #366 on: June 23, 2022, 01:03:18 AM »

Rocker, have you ever ranked Elvis' albums?


I don't think so. But although these lists are totally subjective, they can bring things to your attention that you missed before.

There are so many Elvis albums, really tough to do. It's a little easier if you break them down into soundtracks, live albums, compilations, and studio albums. I just got That's the Way it Is recently and really digging that. My other recent finds, Paradise Hawaiian Style, Harum Scarum, have got to be rock bottom. Very little to recommend there. I got those in the same batch as an original mono Loving You, and the contrast was like night and day.
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« Reply #367 on: June 23, 2022, 11:43:52 AM »

Rocker, have you ever ranked Elvis' albums?


I don't think so. But although these lists are totally subjective, they can bring things to your attention that you missed before.

There are so many Elvis albums, really tough to do. It's a little easier if you break them down into soundtracks, live albums, compilations, and studio albums. I just got That's the Way it Is recently and really digging that. My other recent finds, Paradise Hawaiian Style, Harum Scarum, have got to be rock bottom. Very little to recommend there. I got those in the same batch as an original mono Loving You, and the contrast was like night and day.


Interesting thing about "Harum Scarum" that someone once pointed out to me is that although it has mostly crappy material, it's production is top. But that would soon change for the following soundtracks.


I saw the movie yesterday. What an experience! I just wrote a longer review in german but can't repeat it in english. The movie is full of different styles of movie making, things that probably only fans understand (or people who did their research) and deeper meanings. No, you won't find new perspectives on Elvis' emotions etc. But that never was what the movie wanted. It wanted to put Elvis into the context of his time and society with the Colonel as another side of the same coin. The movie is really an experience, just like it must've been to see Elvis.
But it is a long movie and constantly fast-paced. In the end it's kinda exhausting. But well worth it.

And yes, Hanks and especially Butler are mesmerizing. Butler also for some reason looks much more like Elvis in the movie than he did in the trailers and promo shots.
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« Reply #368 on: June 25, 2022, 12:23:37 PM »

Actually, I don't care much about how well the movie does at the box office, but this was surprising:


‘Elvis’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ in Box Office Dead Heat With $30 Million Each
Warner Bros. biopic meets opening weekend projections as Paramount’s smash hit passes $500 million domestic



https://www.thewrap.com/elvis-in-box-office-dead-heat-with-top-gun-maverick-with-30-million-opening/
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« Reply #369 on: June 30, 2022, 09:57:02 AM »

Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS - Austin's "Baby Let's Play House" Rehearsal - Warner Bros. UK

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« Reply #370 on: July 03, 2022, 02:00:03 AM »

Watch Austin Butler Cause Hysteria in ‘Elvis’ | Anatomy of a Scene


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« Reply #371 on: July 04, 2022, 02:15:37 PM »

Tom Hanks Was Shocked When He Landed His Elvis Role
Late Night with Seth Meyers


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« Reply #372 on: July 06, 2022, 09:51:58 AM »

Here is an interview with session guitarist JD Simo, who was chosen by producer Dave Cobb to recreate all those amazing guitar parts as originally played by Scotty Moore, Hank Garland, Tommy Tedesco, and James Burton on the original Elvis recordings for the film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHNW8fkPyTw

And here's producer Dave Cobb in a print interview about producing the music and recreating the recordings for the film:

https://variety.com/2022/music/news/elvis-music-producer-dave-cobb-recreating-vintage-sounds-for-elvis-1235307939/

Interesting to note that not only did Cobb have to recreate the Elvis recordings, but also the music of the other artists featured in the film. I was very happy to see Chris Isaak involved, I've always been a big fan.

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« Reply #373 on: July 08, 2022, 04:34:14 AM »

Here is an interview with session guitarist JD Simo, who was chosen by producer Dave Cobb to recreate all those amazing guitar parts as originally played by Scotty Moore, Hank Garland, Tommy Tedesco, and James Burton on the original Elvis recordings for the film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHNW8fkPyTw

And here's producer Dave Cobb in a print interview about producing the music and recreating the recordings for the film:

https://variety.com/2022/music/news/elvis-music-producer-dave-cobb-recreating-vintage-sounds-for-elvis-1235307939/

Interesting to note that not only did Cobb have to recreate the Elvis recordings, but also the music of the other artists featured in the film. I was very happy to see Chris Isaak involved, I've always been a big fan.




Thanks for those links! Very interesting. And doesn't JD Simo's speaking voice remind you of Carl?
Chris Isaak does a spot on Hank Snow on "A Fool such as I". His voice on "Cotton Candy Land" (which was always a guilty pleasure of mine) I don't like that much, though.
Also that short part "James Burton" got a solo during the build up to "That's allright" (live 1970) I didn't think that was played very well, and it didn't have Burton's sound. But that was just one or two seconds of course.

What do you think of the movie? I was - and still am - very satisfied. Apart from being very entertaining there's also a lot of depth in it which requires reflection.
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« Reply #374 on: July 09, 2022, 08:26:39 AM »

Here is an interview with session guitarist JD Simo, who was chosen by producer Dave Cobb to recreate all those amazing guitar parts as originally played by Scotty Moore, Hank Garland, Tommy Tedesco, and James Burton on the original Elvis recordings for the film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHNW8fkPyTw

And here's producer Dave Cobb in a print interview about producing the music and recreating the recordings for the film:

https://variety.com/2022/music/news/elvis-music-producer-dave-cobb-recreating-vintage-sounds-for-elvis-1235307939/

Interesting to note that not only did Cobb have to recreate the Elvis recordings, but also the music of the other artists featured in the film. I was very happy to see Chris Isaak involved, I've always been a big fan.




Thanks for those links! Very interesting. And doesn't JD Simo's speaking voice remind you of Carl?
Chris Isaak does a spot on Hank Snow on "A Fool such as I". His voice on "Cotton Candy Land" (which was always a guilty pleasure of mine) I don't like that much, though.
Also that short part "James Burton" got a solo during the build up to "That's allright" (live 1970) I didn't think that was played very well, and it didn't have Burton's sound. But that was just one or two seconds of course.

What do you think of the movie? I was - and still am - very satisfied. Apart from being very entertaining there's also a lot of depth in it which requires reflection.


I have not seen the movie yet! Due to a variety of issues I haven't been to the theater at all in weeks, but I most definitely will see it. I've been taking in all the interviews, features, etc like those you've been posting and I'm anxious to see how it plays out. I think I've seen every Elvis biography/movie that's been made so far, and maybe this isn't a common opinion but I thought the TV series with Michael St. Gerard is my favorite...in large part because it put more well-deserved attention on Scotty and Bill than almost all of the other efforts.

I'm surprised to hear about the Burton part, honestly his tone out of all the guitarists seems to be the most easy to simulate. Just plug a Telecaster into a Fender Twin, on the bridge pickup, and play the sh*t out of those bends haha. So I'll definitely have to check it out.

I found it interesting that both JD Simo and his friend who interviewed him both cited Elvis' "Blue Moon" on Sun as their favorite. It brings me back to Chris Isaak, and many other Elvis inspired crooners like him, and how influential Elvis' style on that particular record really was. It's a Sun side that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle but which is essential listening. My personal Sun favorite might be "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine".

JD does have a laid-back, soft spoken manner for sure. I enjoyed hearing his rundown of which guitars and amps he used to record the soundtrack. I didn't know he had a podcast/show, so I'll be checking that out soon too!
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