Elvis in Action as Never Before!
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
Very solid film albeit moments of that very campy, very stiff camp 60's acting. A lot deeper than I thought it was going to be. Elvis is actually a pretty solid actor. Soundtrack was obviously great too.
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 has magic lips. Now as for hips, I'll get to that in a minute. Here's how the magic works. Vince (Elvis) eyes up a woman, comments on her weight and assets, insults her and then, when he isn't the center of attention, commences having a temper tantrum; throwing his guitar around. But none of this matters, because Vince knows something that she doesn't. All he has to do is lean in and wham! All is forgotten. This isn't an isolated incident for on a date with another girl, he completely ignores her. No need for the energy it takes to have a conversation. Pow! All is forgiven.
About those hips. I didn't quite have the experience of, "Elvis, Elvis, let me be, keep that pelvis far from me!" His dancing is sort of herky jerky with a hitch in his getalong. If I wanted that kind of dancing, I'd go with the much more entertaining James Cagney.
If I had to fuck a guy... I mean had to, if my life depended on it... I'd fuck Elvis.
One of Elvis' best. Don't understand why women put up with jerks in movies. Not so cheesy as other Elvis movies.
''No, you ain't gonna hate me. I ain't gonna let you hate me.''
Being possibly the biggest icon in all the world, its advisable to explore other forms of media. In addition to being 'The King of Rock and Roll' Elvis Presley of course became a pretty notable film star, what is usually considered his best effort is this film, 'Jailhouse Rock' , in which Elvis no sells police brutality, and sings,naturally.
Vince Everett (Elvis Presley) is a young man who is imprisoned for manslaughter after a bar fight gone wrong, During his stint in the big house, Vince slowly gains notoriety as singer and begins his path to super stardom.
I have never really seen much of Elvis' work…
I’ve always had a perverse interest in movies where popular musicians play loosely fictionalized versions of themselves. I guess this is sort of the prototypical film of that sort, even if it was actually Elvis’ third film role. Elvis actually gives a pretty good performance here, his character is a pretty nice guy but there’s a danger to him, which is what Elvis’ public persona is supposed to be all about. That’s probably why this has remained his most memorable film role, a lot of his other projects seem like the kind of things that lack that dangerous undercurrent. That said, this works better as a pop culture artifact than as a film.
When the music of Elvis Presley took hold in America in the 1950s, his famed gyrations and physical presence lent itself to film. So, enterprising filmmakers were quick to try to transform this phenomenal but morally provocative singer into a dominating box-office screen presence. There is thus some tonal instability to the early films to feature Elvis, as the makers were clearly reaching for a safe niche to fit him into. When he made his big screen debut in 1956, he immediately began a string of hits. These movies still play regularly on television but there seems a general critical consensus outside of the diehard fans that the movies were generally middling affairs that failed to truly capture the almost…
I had fun watching this thing. I have the strange feeling it is almost autobiographical...