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I grew up listening to Elvis and my mom loved him. She saw him in concert many times. I still remember the day he died. My mom cried all day, my sister and I was devastated, and the world almost stopped. I am looking so forward to this movie.

 

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For whatever reason, I not only did not like Elvis - I actively disliked him! Those ghastly movies! There were other US pop stars of the time that I enjoyed - loved The Beach Boys, Dionne Warwick, Mamas and the Papas, Roy Orbison, Sonny & Cher, Bob Dylan etc.   - but Elvis left me cold! Then the British invasion started with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and the host of other Merseyside groups which thereafter took most of my interest.

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I was never a fan of Elvis either way back when, but, yes, now I recognize what a huge talent he was.  I do not envy the actor who has the difficult task of playing him.  But the movie is directed by Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge, etc) so it should be extravagant, over-the-top fun.

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On 5/17/2022 at 10:22 PM, TotallyOz said:

I am looking so forward to this movie.

Me too. I saw Elvis in his prime. It was my first trip to Las Vegas, and Elvis performed in his white leather-catsuit. He was extremely sexy. 
 

(And at the risk of sounding like an old person who remembers the value of a dollar, I recall that dinner in the casino cost $4, but we each had to pay a supplement of $4 as Elvis was performing.)

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I can imagine those times and the effect he had on women, and some men as well.   

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I recently saw an Elvis documentary on PBS about a benefit concert he did in Hawaii for the USS Arizona Memorial.

Very well done film.  Gives an idea of the man and his fans.

If you are a PBS member, perhaps you can view the film.   I'm glad I got this taste of Elvis.

That said, I am excited about Austin Butler and Tom Hanks cast together.  I hope I am not disappointed by the new Elvis film.

 

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