Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:25 am
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Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:31 pm
Melanie wrote:I reported the profile error to the IMDb editors, explaining why the credit ought to be deleted, refering to http://www.elvis.com/news/images/68_spe ... redits.pdf
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Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:18 pm
Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:Great point. And Jerry Hopkins had access to people from the owners of Crown Electric to Marion Keiser to Steve Binder or Bones Howe (essentially right after the Singer TV special) or Steve Sholes (via '66 interview with someone else) who were gone by the time of the first Guralnick opus. Or in the case of Phil Spector, no longer so easy to pin down for an interview...
He's there for the TTWII filming and other Vegas comeback gigs of '69-70.
Hopkins "Elvis" is also tighter narrative and less of the fine detail that Guralnick specializes in but also tends to get foggy and bogged down with...
I also like his pithy analysis of his movies and songs and even chapter focus. A chapter on how Col. Tom Parker operated..a chapter on the fans...Just when you've had enough of one aspect of his life, he shifts focus.
And the fact that it's from 1970 is kind of cool too. Elvis' rise, fall and comeback arc is completed. He's pretty much peaked but isn't done yet.
Hopkins got a touch of that Rolling Stone writing style (he was on staff) so it's also quite fresh and modern as opposed to the stiff or biased writing that a '50s writer would have. He's got a wry, subtle sense of humor but never inserts his bias or presence like Goldman nor is he as absent or as annoyingly translucent as Guralnick is at times.
Hopkins is clearly fond of the subject without being too fawning or unwilling to call junk what it was. I disagree here and there but the overall picture still works.
Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:54 pm
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