A few quick thoughts. As a vehicle for presenting the story and complexities of the life and career of Elvis Presley (both which have been sensationalized and misrepresented over the years), condensed in three hours, the documentary does a fine job and is highly recommended. This was not a project designed to uncover something new for deep fans, to present a montage of complete performances. It is a documentary that not only deep fans can appreciate (if they choose not to be unrealistic about challenges of condensing the story to a three hour limit), but a project that effectively presents an honest and introspective view of the man and artist for the public at large if they want to understand Elvis. While it may not be perfect, and there are certainly some justifiable criticisms, for such an important historical figure, it is appropriate that there is now a go-to documentary for Elvis Presley. It took a number of decades to finally pull off such a project, so the producers and director should be commended. Separating the documentary into two parts was effective, much like Guralnick's books. The direction is first-rate. Tom Petty's analysis was generally fantastic. He really understood Elvis as an artist and a man; he was a guy who clearly spent time analyzing Elvis' life and career in the same depth as a number of fans on this forum. As a major recording and touring artist, he also had a perspective where he could relate to Elvis' career and emotions on a level that a layperson may not be able to fully understand. It was also a bit poignant hearing him so soon after his untimely passing. Springsteen's statements were a bit contrived at times, attempting to add depth or social-cultural commentary/significance to events where it seemed misleading and/or a stretch -- such as his statements about Elvis' stage show during the 1970's being a "huge cross-cultural picture of America and Americana," where Elvis was "trying to encompass the image of the country as a whole, that could be a vessel that could contain the entirety of the American experience." I am a big Springsteen enthusiast, but I rolled my eyes at a few of his remarks during the 3 hours. Those are some initial thoughts and first impressions. I look forward to additional viewing to fully take in the scope and meaning of this project.