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Re: ELVIS IN THEATERS JUNE 24TH

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@bonnielu wrote:

Saw it for our anniversary.  We enjoyed it.  What we did not enjoy was the movie theatre have previews and commercials for over 45 minutes before the actual movie.  

 

Back to the movie : Well worth seeing.  Very well done and brought back great memories.  


 

@bonnielu 

 

It's annoying, but I can't say that I blame them.  Movie theaters are desperate to get people back.   Can you imagine owning a movie theater and all that entails, and you only fill maybe 20% of those seats?  Yikes!

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It's a very good movie. Austin Butler is fabulous in the role, doesn't matter at all that he doesn't look exactly like Elvis. Who does? I felt as if I was watching Elvis, especially in the performance sequences. He obviously put so much work into playing that role. Tom Hanks was great too. 

 

I learned all I know about Elvis from my Mom, she loved him. My favorite Elvis performance is 68 Comeback Special, that's featured in the movie too.

 

I read that Harry Styles, Miles Teller, and Ansel Elgort were also in contention for the role. Austin Butler was definitely the right choice. 

 

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@SeaMaiden wrote:

The actor playing Elvis does not LOOK LIKE ELVIS at all....


He's an actor not an Elvis impersonator. Seeking the latter? Head out to Vegas.


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@SeaMaiden wrote:

The actor playing Elvis does not LOOK LIKE ELVIS at all....


I'm pretty sure we didn't see the same movie! Austin Butler is the embodiment of Elvis from his voice, moves, and mannerisms! Plus he's just stinking gorgeous and talented.  I grew up listening to Elvis and this kid deserves an Oscar (can you tell I liked the movie!)

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Oh My!  I saw this movie yesterday and couldn't stop thinking about it.  The history told about his childhood, the tumultuous times going on during the rise of his stardom, that new actor! He nailed it!  I will take my 90 year old mother to see it.  We went to so many of his concerts.  

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We saw this movie on Sunday and i thought it was good, told from Colonel Parker's point of view.....very interesting he was a real SOB and the facts that came out about him I never knew, as well as some things about Elvis too.....and Austin Butler had the moves and mannerisms down pat.....Tom Hanks was also very good....

 

One thing I didnt like was that they left out Ginger Alden, his fiancee and last love of his life....There was a scene after the divorce with the parental visit exchange with Lisa Marie and it insinuated that Elvis and Priscialla still had feelings for each other, when Elvis had moved on with Ginger, it was Priscilla that ended their marriage. Elvis loved Ginger dearly, a fact confirmed by many of the family and friends around him.......(I wonder if Priscialla's "approval" of the movie had anything to do with leaving Ginger out...In interviews and projects I always found Priscilla to be a bit of a fame seeker and proved it when she even attempted an acting career...🤔)

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@SeaMaiden wrote:

The actor playing Elvis does not LOOK LIKE ELVIS at all....


But the guy is a towhead.  Dirty blonde hair.  I understand the black hair was dyed and Elvis really did have dirty blonde hair.  That's my husband's favorite hair color....

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@SeaMaiden wrote:

The actor playing Elvis does not LOOK LIKE ELVIS at all....


But the guy is a towhead.  Dirty blonde hair.  I understand the black hair was dyed and Elvis really did have dirty blonde hair.  That's my husband's favorite hair color....


@songbird  I've never read that on all these years. You "understand" that from what source?

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@Pearlee wrote:


@songbird  I've never read that on all these years. You "understand" that from what source?


 

It's stated many places that Elvis dyed his dirty blonde hair black. He also had Priscilla dye her hair black to make her blue eyes stand out. 

 

See outsider, countrymusicfamily, yahoo and many  others for facts about this. I've known about it for many years - over 40, in fact. 

 

Here's a picture of him with his natural color hanging in Graceland.

 

elvisblonde.jpg

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Re: ELVIS IN THEATERS JUNE 24TH


@Pearlee wrote:

@songbird wrote:

@SeaMaiden wrote:

The actor playing Elvis does not LOOK LIKE ELVIS at all....


But the guy is a towhead.  Dirty blonde hair.  I understand the black hair was dyed and Elvis really did have dirty blonde hair.  That's my husband's favorite hair color....


@songbird  I've never read that on all these years. You "understand" that from what source?


 

@ Pearlee 

 

You consider yourself an Elvis expert?   It's common knowledge, even if "you've never read that on all these years".