Jan 24, 2023
Justin and Bec return this week to sit down with the shooting script for Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic, now confirmed for 8 Oscar noms, to bring to light some of the many differences big and small between what was written and what made it into the final film. From full deleted scenes we've known about ("In The Ghetto") to ones we didn't (DID Colonel Parker kill someone?) to many notable minor dialogue tweaks, character beats and musical cues altered, improved or removed in the final cut.
Despite the lengthy breakdown, we're not even scraping the surface of just how much the film evolved from the page to the big screen; You really owe it to yourself to read through the script, which was released by Deadline in anticipation of awards season, to appreciate how the movie was shaped into what it is today.
For Song of the Week, both hosts follow a "carnival" theme, with Justin selecting "It's Carnival Time" from the 1964 movie "Roustabout" and Bec picking the understated "The Fair Is Moving On" from Elvis' iconic 1969 American Sound sessions.
As mentioned in the news section, we'd like to ask our listeners to, if they would like to contribute something in memory of Lisa Marie Presley, to do so to the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, the non-profit arm of Graceland which handles their charitable efforts. You can learn more at: https://www.graceland.com/epcf-donate