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Elvis

It's been nearly 40 years since the documentary Elvis on Tour was made (1972 winner of the Golden Globe for "Best Documentary"). It was the first done in the multi-screen effect and was edited by a young Martin Scorcese. Rolling Stone called it "The First Elvis Presley Movie." (It was Elvis's 32 and final film.) It's been 35 years since I, a little girl of 10, discovered him and fell in love. It's been 33 years since he died.

AND HE ROCKS. The theater was pretty well full (it was also on a few other screens around the valley -- sadly, the far north Desert Ridge was actually the closest to me; the others were in Mesa, the far west Valley, and Ahwatukee, which would have been good if I'd been heading from work, but otherwise about the same distance). ANYWAY, it is a great film and a good documentary and I will have to get the DVD as soon as I can.

To add to my List of Things I Want To Do in My Life: Spend Elvis Week at Graceland, with all the other fans. Yes, another crowded spot. Elvis Week is of course the week before my birthday; I'm glad it's been made a celebration of his life. (I was 12 when Elvis died in '77, and turned 13 five days later; I was 21 when my Dad died in '86, and turned 22 three days later.)

I would also like to go on the Elvis Cruise (through Carnival). But that's silly. I don't have anyone who'd go with me (except my imaginary friends; Sean Patrick was sitting in the dark next to me last night).

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ljs
Jul. 30th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it was so fabulous for you. :-)

[hugs]
wildrider
Jul. 31st, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
{hugs} and happy Friday!
cornerofmadness
Jul. 30th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
hey an Elvis cruise could be interesting.

I'm glad you had a fun time
wildrider
Jul. 31st, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
I know, I'd love it!

cornerofmadness
Jul. 31st, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
i'm not much on cruises and I'm not the big Elvis fan you are (though I do like his music a lot) I'd still be interested in seeing something like that
wildrider
Jul. 31st, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Depending on who all they book, it could be awesome -- sometimes the entire James Burton band goes, and they play "live" concerts (Elvis footage with live music) or, of course, the obligatory impersonators.

It looks like fun to me, anyway!
cornerofmadness
Aug. 2nd, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
it does. I thought about the Slayer cruises too
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