Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Review – Elvis

Though neither Kurt Russell nor John Carpenter is a name one would automatically associate with Elvis Presley, they actually do a reasonably good job with the singer’s biography. This is also the first movie the pair worked on together, and they went on to make several more successful collaborations such as The Thing and Escape from New York. The picture follows Elvis from his days as a youth in rural Mississippi through his early career and up to his Las Vegas shows in the 1970s. We get a fan’s perspective, acknowledging his problems without dwelling on them. Indeed, aside from obsessive rumination about his dead brother and a couple of odd gay innuendoes, this is as straightforward and upbeat a bio as any celebrity could ever expect. Mildly amusing

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