[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Elvis in Action as Never Before!
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
What's amazing about this, Elvis' third movie, is that he plays a jerk. For all but the last 5 minuets, the guy is pretty unlikable. Now, you won't find many stars that are willing to do that without some back story about an abused childhood or something.
Elvis kills a guy in fight and is sent for a few years to prison for manslaughter. His cellmate teaches him a few things about music and gives him a lead for when he gets out. The lead doesn't directly pan out, but indirectly leads to meeting a woman who works with him and eventually getting a hit record. Then getting into movies, then... well, I don't want to give it all away!
There are some gaps and plot holes, but still Jailhouse Rock is one of Elvis' better movies, and certainly better than most 1950s rock 'n' roll movies.
Jailhouse Rock is one of Elvis' first and arguably best movies, with a strong script, great music and an excellent supporting cast, I definitely consider it a favourite. Elvis plays Vince Everett, a young man who likes things done his way and after serving a prison sentence, embarks upon a music career. One of Elvis' more in-depth characters, Vince is a role that really showcased Elvis' acting skills as well as including one of the best soundtracks of any of his movies. Also featuring the infamous Jailhouse Rock scene where Elvis performs the title track which is often considered the scene that steals the movie. Although considered his best, this film was tainted for Elvis as very soon after filming finished his co-star and friend Judy Tyler tragically died in a car accident and Elvis found it impossible to watch again.
Elvis, Elvis, let me be! Keep that pelvis far from me!
Mmmmm, Elvis is a cad in this! It was his third feature film and it stands out as one of the best from his repertoire. Elvis movies and their plots really got kitschy and goofy as his career progressed. I mean, I enjoy them all because I love him, but this one is definitely a cut above the rest. Needless to say the music is fabulous.
"That ain't tactics honey, its just the beast in me"
Elvis may not be the worlds greatest actor and was never going win massive awards for his said acting ability.
There was something though in Elvis that many of today's leading actors would give their left testicle for. Charisma. Elvis just reeks of it throughout the 96 minutes and delivers some great one liners.
As for the movie its actually one of my favorite movies and I forgot how good it was as its been a few years since I watched it. Some of his best loved tracks are used throughout the movie too so that's not a bad thing.
Although it was no fault of his own the only…
This is the first Elvis Presley film that I have seen in full, and I have to admit that I didn't find his character likeable at all. I know that he's supposed to portray his character that way, but it's difficult to engage with a film when you don't like the 'legendary' star in the lead. There are some great musical numbers, though.
Or how Elvis invented Rock n Roll and learned to love the bomb.
Even though this has the strong wiff of 'Quick lets make as much money of this Elvis kid before this whole Rock n Roll fad dies away' there is no denying the charm of this movie. And it is more the charm of that feeling the sets are starting to be wheeled away to converted for the next scene. The charm of using a celebrity who is still learning which way is left as your lead, even the way he moves feels wrong. I mean he's turning and blinking like a normal human but in terms of movie language that I'm use to, it feels wrong. Plus…
Jesus, Elvis plays such an obnoxious dickhead in this. His whole performance is so fueled be ego it's almost unbearable to watch. Story-wise it's just barely passable, mainly held together by the simple fact that the other characters start calling the character Vince out on his bullshit.
The ending felt so cheap though. After a lifetime of acting like an entitled brat, the movie pulls a fast one on you by making Vince look like the victim.
"Oh no! My crushed larynx! I hope I'm perfectly fine in the very next scene!"
I love old movies, so it's kind of a habit for me to give it more stars than it probably deserves. But it's pretty mediocre.
This moving has no business looking as good as it does. Also, Elvis' character is pretty insufferable throughout, almost hard to watch at times.
Elvis Presley, convicted of manslaughter and shorn by a jailhouse haircut, sings and plays the guitar to entertain the prison inmates. At one point, he strips to the waist and the guards flog him, though not for his singing. Richard Thorpe directed this package, shrewdly designed to give satisfaction to the new raunchy rock generation. The story ends happily, and the movie made millions, though Presley never begins to suggest the vitality that he showed in documentary footage. With Judy Tyler, Dean Jones, and Mickey Shaughnessy. Script by Guy Trosper, from a story by Ned Young. MGM.
Much more depth to this than expected, especially from what I assumed would be a lighthearted MGM musical vehicle. Like a more commercial version of A Face in the Crowd which surfaces and then simplistically moralizes the dark underside of celebrity allure. Somehow maybe even more subversive that way.
If this film didn't have Elvis in, it wouldn't be worth watching. There is just a complete lack of tension to drive the story or the viewer's attention. Too fluffy.
Elvis is the epitome of cool.
O filme de hoje é JAILHOUSE ROCK (O Prisioneiro do Rock): Jailhouse Rock é o nome do terceiro filme de Elvis Presley de 1957 que tornou-se em um grande clássico da carreira do "rei do rock" e do próprio rock and roll no cinema. Este é o 2º filme de Elvis Presley da chamada "trilogia rebelde" que o retrata como um jovem transgressor e incompreendido.
A cena, que é considerada antológica, onde ele mostra um número de dança na prisão apresentando a canção título do filme, foi coreografada pelo próprio Elvis; muitos a consideram um dos primeiros video-clipes da história do rock.
Consideramos o filme devido a todo o peso de Elvis e relevamos as falhas no enrredo e atuações…
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"It's Mission Impossible!" is the true peak of cinéma.
Exactly what it says, here are 100 (and more) people who made films but died far too young.