Well, interesting development. As of today, Digital Domain has filed for Chapter 11 bankrputcy. I don't know if this kills the virtual Elvis plans or not as it does not say. Maybe the new owners taking over the company will continue it, or maybe they won't.http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...0,465681.story
I guess this proves that Obama's claim that the economy is back on the rise is just a ploy to get re-elected.
.....The company also announced that it had reached a deal with private investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners to sell Digital Domain Productions Inc. — the Venice subsidiary that provides core visual effects for the film, television and advertising industries — for $15 million. The sale is subject to approval by the Bankruptcy Court. .....
....but the company is not going out of business. Hopefully it will arise in better shape-to do whatever its plans truely are for Elvis and his image.
Wonder Bread filed Chapter 11 in July 2011 and is still restructuring but also still producing its products and paying its employees (this is the 2nd time in the last 20 years I believe that Wonder has done this)
As far as Obama and the economy-come on that opens another can of worms that has nothing to do with Elvis....the comparisons to what the economy should be after a total collapse in 2008 (under President Bush) are hard to come up with since its never happened like this before-even the great depression was a totally different situation with totally different era and problems. Compared to the rest of the worlds economys ours has done fairly well as witnessed by comparison to Europes trying to deal with the same 2008 meltdown.
My daughter bought a house last month and the housing market is finally making a rebound in sales-which means prices will go up.
I think if everyone was honest (and not bound by political parties) there is plenty of mistakes, blame and total stubborness on some peoples parts to share in the economys lack of total rebound.
But this is not a political forum-Topix has hundreds of threads to debate blame, mistakes and consequences of both parties actions.
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A true "Virtual Elvis" could sing the latest hits, or make the latest hits.......the impression I am getting from the small bits of info we are getting officially is that the "Virtual Elvis" will be limited to his song catalogue and the performances in concert he has already filmed live-varying his costumes/eras .....black leather with Suspicious Minds....may excite some but not me.
Now to have "Virtual Elvis" sing Eric Claptons "Tears in Heaven" and for it to sound like "ELVIS" that excites me.
Even "Virtual Elvis" singing and performing his catalogue songs like "Wearin that Looked on Look", "Only the Stong Survive", "Find out Whats Happening" etc....that would be something different.......if done correctly.
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I will say that had he lived to hear Tears From Heaven I think he would have done a cover eventually.
But If I recall you did point out the Conway Twitty computer created "new duet" from 10 years back as a possible way to go for Elvis in the future.
I did not like the Twitty created song because it sounded "choppy and piecemeal"....my thinking is the same on this if they create an Elvis voice that sounds natural-not as I described Twittys-then I think it would be huge to future Elvis fans....but I have stressed it has to be near perfect in sound, feel and performance.
But that is what a true "Virtual Elvis" should be capable of-singing anything with little difference from the original voice and performance.
So perhaps "Virtual Elvis" is not the proper title for this project.
Lisa could decide what songs she feels her father might have done-or the avenues he might have explored musically....its her father.
If we do not like her choices-we can let her know.
AS far as entertainment slavery-lets be honest the minute you vary any aspect of music, performance or film of Elvis (or any dead artist) without their input-you have made decisions that change their creation. ALLC, Rubberneckin, The Christmas Duets, etc.......no one can be sure Elvis would have approved, liked or even considered those things-but that slippery slope has already been crossed-its a little late now to worry about entertainment slavery.
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