‘Elvis’ doesn’t add much to the King’s life story, except Austin Butler
Austin Butler (left) and Elvis Presley (right) are pictured.(Via Wikimedia Commons) “Elvis” (2022) is, in a word, captivating. From his impoverished childhood in rural Mississippi where he discovered music, his adolescence in Memphis where he frequented Beale Street to his rise to stardom and subsequent crash and burn, “Elvis” takes us through the whole Elvis Presley story, but doesn’t add much to it. Baz Luhrmann, the famed director of “The Great Gatsby” (2013) and “Moulin Rouge!” (2001), takes a whopping two hours and 39 minutes to tell us what could have mostly been gleaned from a five-minute skim of Presley’s Wikipedia page. Luhrmann does add color here and there, and it’s still a highly enjoyable watch — mainly for Austin Butler’s performance as Presley, an excellent soundtrack and fantastic period costumes — but ultimately, “Elvis” falls short in expanding on the star’s life.
Elvis Presley's Enduring Legacy
Elvis is one of the most recognized and influential celebrities. Elvis Presley singing and strumming the guitar.Wikipedia. Fair Use Provision. People know Elvis for his film and music career, but he was also a cultural icon and an activist. He became a symbol of the US in the 1950s and beyond due to his good looks, charm, and overall popularity.
An Elvis tribute in Casa Grande is sure to have a whole lot of shakin’ going on
(Casa Grande, AZ) -- With the release of the new Elvis movie, the world is all a-buzz once again with the singer and his story. Now, Elvis fans in and around the valley can get a chance to see a special concert at the Paramount Theatre in Casa Grande. Later this month, guests will be treated to Elvis Tribute Rock & Roll Oldies Concert.
The Tragic Life Of Elvis Presley, Put Into One Great Movie
Last week, the new music film Elvis premiered. A wonderful film about the life of the superstar who turned the lives of millions of people upside down between the 1950s and 1970s.
Elvis - Some Interesting Morsels
Image provided courtesy of The Elvis Archive at Graceland. This fully attributed article was researched, compiled, and written by the accredited and degreed veteran Investigative Reporter Kurt Dillon. The information provided within this piece is attributed to the following sources: The History Channel, The Elvis Presley Archive at Graceland, Wikipedia.com, and History.com.
Two Dozen Morsels About the Life of Elvis Aaron Presley
In the looming shadow of the summer blockbuster motion picture “Elvis”, it occurred to us that this would be a good time to share a couple of dozen of the least known things about The King and his life.
Things to See on the Graceland Tours - Celebrating Graceland's 40th year open to the public
Home is where the heart is. And Graceland is the heart of Elvis Presley. He decorated the mansion with his tastes to make it comfortable for him. I’m not a fan of the 70s decor, but then again, I’m not a millionaire that recorded 149 songs and acted in 31 films. Graceland is a fabulous museum that honors and remembers everything that Elvis did for the entertainment world. To mark the 45th anniversary of Elvis' passing, Graceland is launching ELVIS 45, a year-long celebration featuring concerts, screenings, signature events, record giveaways, and more. You can see all of this on the Graceland Tours.
The time Arizona built an Old West movie set and Elvis came to town
The Elvis Chapel at the Superstition Mountain MuseumSuperstition Mountain Museum. (Apache Junction, AZ) It’s just an ordinary Hollywood movie trope. A cowboy riding his horse off into the sunset after a fierce standoff in the dusty streets of an old western town is a classic western B-movie metaphor.