"Elvis" (2022) - Baz Luhrmann Film Reviews/Discussion!

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by EternalReturn, Feb 14, 2022.

  1. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    It sure is. It's a shot in the arm for his legacy.
     
  2. Aldecoa

    Aldecoa Well-Known Member

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    BTW Art, I dig your Elvis playlists on Spotify. :)
     
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  3. D-rock

    D-rock Senior Member

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  4. D-rock

    D-rock Senior Member

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    D-rock Senior Member

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  6. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

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    Why, thank you.
    :cheers:
     
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  7. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    Cinemark also has Senior Mondays, brings tickets down to $4.75 for us.
     
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  8. garyt1957

    garyt1957 Forum Resident

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    It kind of portrays Elvis as the first punk rocker, which I'm not all that sure about. Maybe in '54 and '55 where I've read he was really wild on stage and even spitting on stage, etc. But by 1956 it was all for fun with Elvis really just laughing at himself, ala the Milton Berle Show, not like portrayed in the "Trouble" scene in the movie.
     
  9. paulmccartneyistheman

    paulmccartneyistheman Forum Resident

    I hope she’s well, one of the not so great interviews with her. She’s usually so sharp.
     
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  10. Vahan

    Vahan Forum Resident

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    What's wrong with Priscilla?
     
  11. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

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    It is hard to say, but at the very least she seemed a bit tired and off her game. She has been on a bit of a marathon with the movie promotion, and it has been a very stressful few years with the suicide of her grandson and all. People also forget that she is 77 years old. I think she is doing remarkably well considering all that she is doing to promote the movie and the anniversary of Elvis's death.
     
  12. jwoverho

    jwoverho Licensed Drug Dealer

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    Purchased and watched from Amazon Prime this evening: $24.99. I'll be getting the blu ray as well.
     
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  13. RSteven

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    Great minds think alike. I have the 4K on order as well. I still need to install my new Samsung 4k player ASAP. I plan to watch the movie again when my lady goes to bed, if it does not get too late. She has already seen it three times with me at the theater, so I did not want to push my luck this evening, Lol.
     
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  14. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

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  15. GillyT

    GillyT Forum Resident

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    I found this in Aussie Paul Simpson's excellent Rough Guide To Elvis. Wonder if Baz read it during lockdown:

    "Film director Sidney Lumet only had a passing acquaintance with Presley, but was reminded of the mythical bird in Tennessee William's play Orpheus Descending, condemned to hover in the sky until it dies. 'It evoked such a memory of what I felt of Presley when I watched him work: something otherworldly, unhuman (not inhuman), a kind of restless spirit that could never rest anywhere ... yet unaware of his separation from the rest of us.' "
    Lumet of course directed 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, The Verdict and The Fugitive Kind, the film adaptation of William's play.
     
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  16. MRamble

    MRamble Forum Resident

    It was probably fitting that my final viewing was going to be on August 16th.

    Still moving, still gripping. Still an embarrassment of riches. Has Baz ever revealed how much of a fan he was before this project? Only a hardcore fan could have cared to get all this as right as he did. I feel like they picked some of the biggest Elvis fans in the world and sat down them in a Kubrick/Dr. Strangelove War Room to consult for this movie. I mean, how did anyone besides a true-blue fan would have written the Charlie Hodge character so on point? I mean, come on!

    Butler still knocks me out. What a selfless performance.

    After 8 viewings, I'll feel good with tonight's screening being my last one. Maaaybe I'll catch it during its eventual final final week but I fear I have squeezed as much juice out of it as I could for now. What a drink it was!

    Does anyone just love the final visualizer after the main credits? The Elvis logo flickering off like a Vegas casino sign, and then the bejeweled TCB sparkling by. What a trip!
     
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  17. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

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    Your posts on this movie have been so on point for me. I feel like you capture everything I feel about the movie and Baz's superhuman commitment to getting it so right.

    Austin's performance was so transformative as Elvis that it can hardly be put into actual words.
     
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  18. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

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  19. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

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    San Diego's Mission Valley AMC Theater still loves Elvis. The movie will be playing there everyday until at least next Tuesday, August 23. I grew up in San Diego, so I thought I would check it to see whether it was still playing in my hometown. I also still run a trust and LLC based out of San Diego as well.
     
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  20. NavyGrenadine

    NavyGrenadine Forum Resident

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    Can anyone please identify for me when we hear samples of Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys? These artists were huge in my youth and I’d like to know how Baz utilised their music.

    I’ve watched this film three times now and missed it. I’m unlikely to see it again before the blu ray release.
     
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  21. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Senior Member

    This supposedly has the clip:


    I hear the "Toxic" strings in there but I can't for the life of me place the Backstreet Boys sample ( not ever listening to their music besides the popular songs I can't help but hear might have something to do with that :laugh: ); it might be miniscule.
     
  22. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    Two of the AMC theaters in Kansas City are no longer playing it this upcoming week. There's the two smallest, with 14 screens each, the Ward Parkway and the Legends.

    All of the ones that have a greater number of screens are continuing to show it, and the 24 screen AMC Barrywoods has it in two theaters:

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    The 12:45 and 7:00 p.m. showings are in the Prime theater!

    If you're in the Kansas City area, this is the best projection they have! I'm serious, it's better than IMAX, and in my opinion is actually better than Dolby Cinema.

    This is the AMC chains new technology test bed, were they check out things like laser illuminated projection.

    What's more, each leather recliner has a bass shaker built into it!

    If I hadn't seen this only last week, I would so be there!

    Either they're still getting a lot of demand for the film, the manager of that particular location is a big fan, or both.

    Anyway, if you're a Kansas City area Elvis fan, and want to give it one last viewing under the best of all possible circumstances, I can't recommend this highly enough. It's a premium theater, so the tickets are more expensive ($15.29 for the 7:00 p.m. Saturday night showing $11.29 for the noon one) but this should be remarkable.
     
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  23. NavyGrenadine

    NavyGrenadine Forum Resident

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    Thank you! I hear the Toxic strings!
     
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  24. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Senior Member

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    About two years ago (2019) I caught the zombie film "The Dead Don't Die" with a major
    all star cast (Bill Murray, Danny Glover, Adam Driver and many others) and I enjoyed the
    low key acting immensly.
    At any rate, this morning I caught it again on FXX, and who do I see but none other
    than Austin Butler in a secondary role with Selena Gomez. And why I'm mentioning this
    is Austin looks the same as he did in Elvis. Now in 2019 he was already prepping for his Elvis
    role (in 2020) with Baz, and it shows.
    Here's the 5:00 clip from the film with Austin's main scene. Curious what others think...
     
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  25. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Senior Member

    Austin's announced casting as Elvis was a month or two after that movie came out, which would have been a year after that movie was filmed. The timelines don't quite match up. Just speaks to what a natural pick Austin was for the role.
     

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