Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Elvis The Movie (re-post)

In "It Happened At The World's Fair", 10 year old Kurt Russell is paid by Elvis's character to kick him in the shins. Little did we know that years later, Kurt Russell would play Elvis in the movie "Elvis" and receive an Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy nomination for his portrayal. Although Kurt Russell doesn't look much like Elvis in real life, he simply became him in this acclaimed tele-movie. He nails The King's voice, personality, and demeanor. Elvis is told in flashback, starting with Elvis' arrival in Las Vegas for what would be his 1969 comeback concert. It then works backward to show his awkward teen years, his discovery by Sam Phillips, his rise to fame, Army service, relationship with Priscilla (Season Hubley, who married Kurt shortly after working together here), and his frustration with his movie career. Elvis also features Shelley Winters in a strong performance as his beloved mother Gladys, Kurt's dad Bing Russell as Elvis' dad Vernon, and Pat Hingle as Colonel Parker. Country singer Ronnie McDowell does an uncanny job of recreating Elvis' singing vocals. Here for you now is that uncanny job done by Ronnie McDowell. Here is the soundtrack to Elvis The Movie. Enjoy!

Elvis The Movie OST

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kurt Russell Did A Great Job But To Bad The Maker's Of The Movie Didn't Make Like It Really Happen, This is My Fav. Movie On Elvis But It Get's To Be Like Someone Other Then Elvis Life Threw Part's Here And There.

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