Is there any footage online anywhere? I am From Australia and it didint show here.
I know there's already a thread on here regarding this show; however, let's see how many liked/disliked it.
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Is there any footage online anywhere? I am From Australia and it didint show here.
It was a good show. Despite the fact I can't stand to look at Priscilla anymore or listen to Celine Dion.
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I enjoyed it except for the fact his "X" was on it with her pitty party stories again. I though the country singers did a great tribute to him. Dovey
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It's same as anothers stuff is on DVDs, it's done more better edited , what I don't liked is Celine Dion's version of Can't Help Falling In Love, that's change my mind give it A to C+, if it get on DVD, I not buy it.
Take a look at you and me,,Are we too blind to see, Do we Simply turn our heads and look the other way.....(Line From "in The Ghetto")
As for the singers - I'd rather see elvis sing those songs anyday but they were okay....I liked Chris Izaak (sp?) best though....and Paul McCartney sure sounded good....I missed 2nd half so didn't get to hear Toby Keith and others...will watch it tonight.
I liked the special except when Priscilla spoke, Nancy Sinatra looked awful and Celine butchered the song, but besides that it was good!
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I enjoyed it alot, and liked seeing priscilla too.
I enjoyed it.
Though not all the performances from today's stars came across that well to me, just having them on the show singing Elvis' songs and talking about him was a good thing. No, there's no comparing them, they aren't in Elvis' league, yada, yada, yada, but the fact is Elvis does need them to help reach out to a new fanbase. I didn't need that and most of you all didn't either, I imagine, to be "enlightened" but let's face it: most people who are not fans are a bit closed-minded about Elvis with preconceived notions as to what he was all about. I hope those people were watching.
Yes, the estate's brand of whitewashing is still in evidence. Hearing things like Elvis proposed to Priscilla at that time against the Colonel's wishes and that A Star Is Born did not happen solely because of the Colonel, and how that was practically the one chance the man had to turn his career around...those things are frustrating. But I don't need to hear the estate tell everything exactly as it was; if I've gotten the truth elsewhere but I believe that what the estate is doing now is better than what was being done before and has a good chance of reeling in the new fans, I'm OK with that.
We will always have myths being perpetuated by everyone who is telling stories about Elvis, I don't care who it is. Some might be easier to swallow than others and perhaps we don't always recognize when we are being fed tall tales. But let's be realistic: everyone has an agenda and even those who are the straightest shooters of all will put some degree of spin on things and are probably at the same time recalling things differently than how they actually happened.
This doesn't bother me. We all tend to latch on to this person's version or that one and decide that was probably the way things really were -- I am doing it myself in this post when I say it bothered me seeing certain things being said, when I don't know for a fact that they are bogus -- but the truth is, with most things like that we will never know for sure.
No two history books recount everything the same or cast everything in the same light. Why should we fault the estate for doing the same thing that everyone else does and put a positive spin on the thing they are trying to promote? Let's face it...Yes, Priscilla gets a lot of good spin but in this case I did not feel like it was at the expense of Elvis' reputation. Elvis was treated fairly and sympathetically and speaking of sympathy, was it just me or did Priscilla's eyes appear to be misting up just a tad at one point? Maybe I am allowing myself to be snowed here but I came away with a little more of a love vibe from Priscilla than I am accustomed to.
The main thing, all myth and snowjobs aside, that matters here is getting footage of Elvis at his coolest in front of a new audience. I liked and was pleasantly surprised by the fact that this special was broader in scope than just Elvis in Vegas and was really more a special that focused on the final years. Starting off with Elvis making irrelevant movies and in need of a career revitalization, aside from a flashback or two it pretty well chronicled the comeback and decline of our hero. No, there was no EIC footage, but I did hear a clip of That's All Right from the special being played at one point and I appreciated that anyway. But really there were a lot of cool clips, things that we are used to seeing and maybe don't seem that special because they are old news but most of the public has been missing out on this stuff. In that regard I felt the same way about the recent Larry King special. The video montages were really well done with things like "you can't say big *** on this film" that show a side of Elvis that people can relate to more so perhaps than what they had seen before. There indeed were lots of good songs and images showcased in this special.
It is hard, when you are as freaking smart as all of us are to forgive errors in chronology or instances of incorrect video or photos being used to represent a different time. Last night TTWII footage was used while '69 was being discussed as well as '75 (or was it '76). And EOT footage was the last thing shown while his death was being mentioned. But I was relieved at least when it did not appear that they were going to completely represent Elvis' 3rd Vegas engagement as his first and actually showed a short clip of him taking the stage in '69. Good footage is limited though, I know. Alright, I will concede that they probably should have used some EIC video, which of course I would have loved to have seen...Unchained Melody, come on, people. Perhaps making that a little more forgivable is that he did not perform in Vegas during his final year.
I think the In The Ghetto thing might have been a little overemphasized but that it was needed to help straighten out the misguided who still choose to believe Elvis was a bigot.
Overall I obviously did like it and I'd like to hear more opinions. Along the lines of what BBM said, please do not let any strong feelings that you might have about Priscilla or anyone else affect the way that you treat others here for the way that they feel or think about things.
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Oh, I wanna see this soo bad! Do you know if there's any footage??
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I thought this left Elvis as a sad person with no life after his divorce. I didn't like any of the music personalities that sang his songs because they didn't do a good job singing them at all (they just ruined his songs)
They all sounded pretty bad, even Celine. It certainlly should make people realize just how good Elvis was and still is. I wish they had just let him sing some, just bits and pieces of him singing was all that was offered.
So I don't really know or understand what this show was all about, except to promote the complex that is going to be constructed in Las Vegas.
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http://abc.go.com/site/allshows.html...lpos=Primetime and you can watch whole episodes of any primetime show that has already aired, I don't know if it will include these news documentaries, also, but once there you can search.
http://tv-links.co.uk/ [my son said you can watch most any tv show at this site, I haven't tried it.]
I enjoyed the special. I managed to record a little more than half - the video I shoved in at the last minute was wound half way through! Agree with most people here, didn't care for Celine's cover of CHFIL, but I do like her, I even liked the rapper's cover of In the Ghetto - I surprised myself because I don't like rap! Priscilla didn't bother me this time - she summed it up - it was what was happening in the Rock 'n Roll world. I was surprised that no photos or video clips of Elvis in his last days were shown. I liked his looks at all his stages!
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I think it was good and bad...I could done with out some of singin from other stars. One that really floored me and knew Elvis was that 50 Cent guy. I really think he liked Elvis Music growing up.
One thing I notice was Lisa Marie was not in it all for interview? I think maybe because it might have been really hard on her. But I don't know.
But you got to remember they where talking about ELVIS and VEGAS and how he helped the town, it was not about his tours. So, only footage they could use would be homevideos but there not all clear so they had to you what they had in EPE Vaults.
Love to all,
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I liked it. I thought it was done properly and respectfully and showed how today's styles and fashions is inspired by him. Form the bling bling falsh to the entourages. Bey said the crowd is crunk tonight....LMBAO!
I was sooo glad they didn't show any footage of him in 77 from EIC. They were smart for not goin there.
I like Faith Evens performances. She can really sing.
Beyonce wasn't on as much as I thought she would be. And she shoulda sung as well.
I LOVED 3 Six Mafia's remix of ITG. they did it right and it showed Elvis can fit into rap and hip hop today, if done correctly.
I didn't like all the singin though. The rap, Faith and Paul was acceptable. But who the hell were some of those folks? I aint never heard of any of them but Tobey Keith and Chris Issak.
GK looked OLD.
Jerry looked good for his age. I can't believe he's 65. He still looks good.
I had a hard time hearin what 50 was sayin. He's always hard to understand, because he got shot in the face once and it damaged his lip movement.
But i did like what eh said about Elvis' won't ever be forgotten.
Did yall see his bodyguard hand him a pic of Elvis and Ali? That was cool.
It's really a shame that Elvis was forced to turn down A Star Is Born. That woulda saved his career and his life.
Cilla looked good and she don't look a day older than 50, and she's 63.
Over at BW, they were talkin a lot about Elvis and how some of them didn't know much about him until last night. They were actually respectin him. Well, the girls were. The guys were showin their true colours and judgin him and dissin him. They just jealous is all.
The girls, mostly inner city hoodrats, were sayin how fine and sexy he was in his prime and early Vegas shows.
I was hopin to see The Sweets talk on there since they were actually with him in Vegas and helped make that history. The same with his TCB band.
If the dvd has extended footage not shown, which I'm sure it will, then I'll be gettin it when it drops.
Btw, did yall see that new hotel they're buildin? It's where that new Elvis show is gonna be. It was HUGE!
Some were sayin on BW that she and the rappers only did it because theyw ere paid to say all that good stuff. And a certain poster here tried to say that she was as well.
Th truth of the matter is.....no one was paid to be on this special like that. it was an ABC news special.
They don't pay folks to be on the news.
This mornin on the raido, they were talkin about it and they mentioned that Beyonce and the rappers all agreed to do the show as their way to honor him, not for money.
So yall can let it go that think those stars were paid to say nice things about him.
They did it because they respect and admire him.
I really liked it! I thought it had a little bit of everything and was done well!
Faith Hill sounded great in both songs! I thought most did a wonderful job singing Elvis' songs, but we can't expect it to be as good as Elvis!
I also enjoyed hearing Jerry Schilling and Priscilla, I thought they spoke well of him, even though we've heard it before!
The best part was the clips of Elvis, IMO!
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I meant Faith Hill, not Faith Evans. She's an R&B singer and I got the two names mixed up, lol.
I like Faith hill, and I'm not into Country. She's not really all that country to me.
As for Cilla showin her new found love lately...I think it's real.
I don't think she's faking or acting. I think she misses him more today than she did in the past.
Probably because she and her live in lover broke up and it allowed her to appreciate what she and Elvis once had.
Lisa said on ET that she's giggly and more happy today than she's been in years.
Startin a new will do that to a woman.