Jun 30, 2022
There are a lot of people saying a lot of things. Some would make him out to be the hero, the villain, the victim, the perpetrator... in their story of who Elvis was. Baz Luhrmann's Elvis is not Gurdip's, Justin's, Ryan's or Bec's Elvis. And we know plenty of people are happy to tell the world right now how it's not their Elvis, either.
But we're here to tell you, Baz Luhrmann's Elvis is a beautiful work of art, one that has not even begun to be fully appreciated. We explore the artistic necessity of the film's bending of history, try to understand the narrative reasons for exclusions, as well as celebrate the film's underlying message that music is a power that brings people together and lifts us above the worst of who and what we can be.
Oh, and... on the the theme on flying... what does a 1960 Marlon Brando movie, based on a Tennessee Williams play, have to do with Elvis? Has every single critic out there except us missed the most poignant and touching final detail? You may never watch this film the same after hearing Part 2 of our review.
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