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Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:47 am
Who in the world could this film based on?"Living Legend," (Pacific International Enterprises, 1979)Rated: PGOriginal soundtrack by Roy Orbison
"Don't walk out on me! Nobody walks out on me! Get out!"
- Eli Canfield
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Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:50 am
Not the Big O's finest hour.
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:10 am
Worst movie ever... Ginger Alden looks hot tho'.
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:22 pm
geeze louise! this is horrible... he dresses like a bad EP impersonator who acts like Jerry Lee Lewis and sings like Roy Orbison! Ugliest cast ever... who produced this thing ZZ Top? half the cast gots some stupid looking beard!
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:23 pm
JimmyCool wrote:Worst movie ever... Ginger Alden looks hot tho'.
i can agree with this statement!
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:39 pm
Poor Ginger, she needed the money.
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:11 pm
Credit due to our friend rickeap who brought this topic to FECC last week.
His original thread shows two US posters from the movie ....http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=65249
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:48 pm
Why another thread if there already was one about this movie?
Someone seeking attention?
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:03 pm
i;m sorry to say they flimed the concert here in greensboro,
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:11 pm
She is cold as ice.
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:47 pm
TJ wrote:Not the Big O's finest hour.
Actually the songs sound pretty good, but the film...
elvisjock wrote:She is cold as ice.
Someday, you'll pay the price, I know...
jak wrote:The guy who plays the gun salesman in this movie is Larry Sprinkle.He has been a weatherman here in Charlotte NC for years.He is quite well known and liked.A major local celebrity if you will.He does lots of charity work and is held in high regard.He actually has a real Elvis connection.He appeared on the local PBS telethon and talked about Elvis.He was a dj in Memphis in the 60's and 70's.He used to hang around the Graceland gates.He got to meet Elvis a few times that way.One night he said one of the bodyguards asked him if he wanted to toss around a football or something.According to Larry he got to go inside the gate that night and kinda hang around with Elvis and the guys briefly.On another ocassion he said he got invited to go to the movies with the group.He said Elvis was driving out and saw him,Elvis stopped and told him to get into one of the cars that was following him.Larry speaks very highly of Elvis.He said it was amazing just to be near him and he always felt nervous around him.He said he was awe struck.
, you always offer up interesting and enjoyable comments on FECC.
Thank you for this fascinating backstory. Please post more often, it's such a breath of fresh air.
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:50 pm
For the curious, inspiration for this comes from a recent topic posted by HoneyTalkNelson
From his query I was inspired to do research and share the neat stuff I found online. You will see the movie link and other information there as well.
Many thanks to him, and to all the good members of the #1 Elvis Presley forum in the world.
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:47 pm
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:42 pm
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:33 pm
No problem, happy to see discussion continue.
The posters were 99c bargains, hardly the highlight of my collection but still nice to see Ginger looking fine (which is also the highlight of the movie).
A local video store recently sold the original video release and on both occasions got more than $25 so there is some interest in the film.
Some of Roy's songs in the film were featured on his album `Laminar Flow', not one of the highlights of his careeer though it did feature a lovely `Hound Dog Man' about Elvis.
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:50 pm
ric of greensboro wrote:i;m sorry to say they flimed the concert here in greensboro,
Were you there?
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:05 pm
I only managed to get about 10 minutes into it .. didn't get to see the best scenery unfortunately.
That belt is awful - goes around his stomach rather than hanging from his hips.
"Ladies and gentlemen, Eli has left the auditorium." Oh dear. I need a drink.
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:15 pm
Interestingly some on this forum may well prefer this to EIC.
Food for thought.
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:17 am
First heard about this movie on the TV program 20/20 back in 79'.
Major "B"...... garbage movie.....but sort of cult classic now....
Never seen so may beards in my life for a movie of this time period.
Beards were in, obviously
Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:31 am
Used to have a low grade copy of the movie on VHS, the wibbly-wobbly snow blizzard picture combined with the buzzing slurry sound added to the nausea of the film.Ginger Aldens other film is of similarly low standards. Her acting is wooden and she has the personality of a plank. No amount of remastering could make me watch Living Legend again not even if George Lucas added Jabba the Hut and put in some spaceships. That said I highly recommend it to those who don't rate Elvis films.
Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:33 am
ELI !!!!! ELI !!!! ELI !!!!!!
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:04 am
How desperate was Roy Orbison at this time to do this piece of crap?
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:59 am
Bring on the bluray
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:00 pm
keninlincs wrote:Bring on the bluray
I've never seen so many beards in one movie. I'm sure the Blu-Ray disc will expose the crud hanging out of them beards.
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:02 am
eligain wrote:How desperate was Roy Orbison at this time to do this piece of crap?
Apparently Roy agreed to do it because originally it was going to be a film about his own life. He couldn't have been too pleased when Earl Owensby changed his mind and decided to make it about Elvis instead!
The film is dreadful even though it was apparently nominated as “the Motion Picture of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, Los Angeles Calif” but Roy's music is really good; some of the best stuff that he recorded in the 70s. Unfortunately it has never received a proper release. Also Eli's band in the film was Roy Orbison's own band from 1977-1981 Skwydro-Heegie/The Nashville Boys/The Price Brothers.
Nevertheless I found it an interesting watch, mainly for Roy's music and Ginger Alden.