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LOVE IT A LOT
on 22 March 2012
Now that's more like it. It's the late '60s and Elvis gets hip.
I loved this film. Totally entertaining with a trendy Elvis as a professional photographer hilariously trying to run two jobs at once as he gets entangled with a 'confused' girl.
Now as you would expect from an Elvis movie, there are plenty of girls, a few songs, and a couple of fights. But that's where the similarities with his other movies end. It is a comedy but with mature undertones for once. He is also enjoying the script for a change and this is very evident throughout the film. Naturally, this results in a better movie and I guarantee you've not seen Elvis like this before. In a few scenes he even looks like James Bond, especially in the segment where he sings A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION.
Did you know that:
- Elvis's father Vernon Presley plays a cameo role. See if you can spot him.
- Elvis talks about a computer, although they were a long way from becoming commonly available.
- Rudy Vallee and Dick Sargent, both popular figures at the time, also starr in this movie.
- Many of Elvis' actual bodyguard friends also have small roles. How many can you identify?
- Elvis performs a psychedelic scene for the first time to the pseudo-acid song EDGE OF REALITY.
- It is said that the dog featured in the movie was Elvis' actual dog, Brutus.
- Of all the 33 movies he made, this is the only one in which he somewhat shares a bed with a girl - a daring act for a Presley movie!
In summary, this is a brilliant movie, with an Elvis you've never seen before. The acting, singing, script and film setting, are great. Also, he really never looked better. And although it was commercially unsuccessful in 1968, this is a movie that will please all viewers and make you see Elvis in a different light. A much much better light.