Elvis Presley’s legendary “’68 Comeback Special,” directed and produced by Steve Binder, will hit the big screen this summer in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The two-day movie event will take place across the globe on August 16, with an encore screening on August 20.
Elvis Presley: The Searcher, a 3.5 hour documentary which premiered on HBO on April 14, does a great service in giving Elvis credibility for his natural talent and ambition in becoming the biggest entertainer of the 20th century, but it doesn’t go far enough.
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There is no denying that Elvis Presley was loved by women and very few could resist his charms. However, there is one famous woman who did not succumb to The King’s magnetism.
Elvis’ co-star on what turned out to be his last feature film was none other than Mary Tyler Moore, former star of The Dick Van Dyke Show. They were paired up for the 1969 film, Change of Habit, where Elvis played a hip doctor and Mary played a nun.
The Elvis & Nixon film recently released on DVD, starring Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, is billed as a “comedy” about the infamous meeting between The King of Rock and Roll and President Nixon at the White House. While many will believe that this is an accurate representation of the circumstances surrounding the meeting, there is a chance that the film will be enforcing false stereotypes about Elvis, specifically about his view of The Beatles.
It doesn’t help that actor Michael Shannon, who portrays The King circa 1970, looks nothing like Presley except for the clothes and doesn’t even try to sound like him. Shannon’s voice is too high and doesn’t emit any hint of a Southern accent.