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LouA

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Thanks for posting this trailer. This HBO special looks to be serious and well done . With all of the specials and documentaries done on Elvis through the years there haven't been many that were thought provoking . I'm looking forward to seeing this .Incidentally I noticed there is a soundtrack listed on Amazon and the track listing looks interesting as well - not the typical Elvis hits collection .
 

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Surprising , that no one on this site appears to be interested in this HBO special.
 

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A stunning piece of work, I'd call it the best documentary on Elvis I've seen. Nearly equal to the great biographies "Last Train to Memphis" and "Careless Love" by Peter Guralnick
 

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I agree.

My only complaint was the cropping of SO much essential 4x3 footage (TV appearances, newsreels, etc) to 2.35:1. It was excessive.

I agree, it struck me odd as well. I guess the saving grace is that there isn't a lot of full performances shown, and when they do show them they do a pretty good job with the cropping to keep the flow going. But cropping is cropping and it does suck.

My hope is a banging blu-ray release (the music sounded GREAT on this) with full performances collected as extras. Not likely to happen since it would make other official films like ELVIS '56 irrelevant to a degree. But I hope!
 

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