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5.0 out of 5 stars Follow that Killer................, 20 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Great Balls Of Fire! [DVD] (DVD)
Follow that Killer................

Britain in the 1950s and sixties was starved of rock and roll because we only had a state run radio stations. It wasn't until the pirates in the 1960 that we had unlimited pop music. We only heard the hits of people like Jerry Lee Lewis and that was strictly rationed.

I like biopics because they are not supposed to be taken too seriously they are not documentaries but they give a good impression of what 1950s USA was like or it at least confirms to our stereotypical view.

This film is a good romp and with plenty of good music to boot. The performances may be over the top but it is entertaining. I watch this film every time I see it come up on the television. I like the part where he wants to close the show but Chuck Berry has that in his contract. He then proceed to tear up the place and sets alight to his piano. He says to Chuck Berry "follow that killer. "

He is very famous in Britain for his trip in the fifties when he was found to have an underage bride. He never came back again for many years and his career never really recovered.he was feted by pope like the Beatles who reintroduced all the US pop music they loved to Britain. He could have been up there with Buddy Holly, Elvis, Johnny cash but he languished in the second division.

A very entertaining film
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Initial post: 20 Jun 2010 15:52:03 BDT
Mr Viewer says:
'He could have been up there with Buddy Holly, Elvis, Johnny cash but he languished in the second division. '

For pity sake tell us you are joking. JLL was/is so great he blew even Elvis out of the water. He has always been top of the first division (regardless of the years he was shamefully under-appreciated).

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2010 16:34:48 BDT
Peter Wade says:
Of course he was in his talent and musical production but he is sadly under appreciated by the general public.

Test the next 100 people you meet and ask them what they know about him and you will receive blank looks. I think he is great but history will not be so kind to him as its is to the others I mentioned.

Thanks for commenting

Posted on 25 Mar 2012 13:50:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Mar 2012 15:12:42 BDT
Francesco says:
Of course that ("Follow that...) is not what Jerry Lee actually said (supposedly), so it dilutes the effect. I'm pretty sure that on the movie s/t Jerry Lee's actual quote was used though - has this DVD's s/t been digitally altered?
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