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Pete Dube wrote:
ColinB wrote:As I've written previously [somewhere on here] the film isn't lifted to the level of the songs; the songs are dragged down to the level of the film.
Good assessment Colin. I think a big part of the problem was that the staging of the songs was just as hokey as the other films of this mid-60's period.
Yes, better songs wouldn't have saved Elvis' worst films.

But we might have gotten some better soundtrack albums !


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I'm lucky to have a six and a half year old son who demands Elvis movies.
So I got a box with 8 DVD's in it, and I must say I was pleased to watch Elvis in this movie. I didn't actually like it the first time I saw it, ages ago.
Still, I'd prefer this movie over PHS.
Regarding the soundtrack LP at the time, it was one of the poorest, sound and mixing wise.
For those who might not have come across the DF version of this soundtrack, you're into a pleasant surprise. Ernst bothered to remix this one and Frankie And Johnny for the DF release and both are coming out much better imo. I was thinking when I first heard the DF versions, that this is the way they once should have been!


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bajo wrote:I'm lucky to have a six and a half year old son who demands Elvis movies.
Yes, the young do seem to like his 'cornier' stuff !

My 6 grandchildren, who range from 2 to 11, love some of those 60's films !


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Silver wrote:Ah-Hah! Got it, Colin!!
Now it all makes sense!!! Great name for a GREAT movie!!
Actually being confused isn't so bad; better than worrying
about the cares of the world!!!

sue

P.S. Happy third birthday!! I don't know why I have to keep editing
my posts to log out because I'm timed out. How do the rest of you handle
this? (I mean being timed out and then you can't log out.)
I hadn't read the posts on this thread for a while [until today].

Then, reading through them again, I found this post from Silver/Sue.

What a lovely person she was, wasn't she ?

And what sweet memories it evokes............
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ColinB wrote:
Silver wrote:Ah-Hah! Got it, Colin!!
Now it all makes sense!!! Great name for a GREAT movie!!
Actually being confused isn't so bad; better than worrying
about the cares of the world!!!

sue

P.S. Happy third birthday!! I don't know why I have to keep editing
my posts to log out because I'm timed out. How do the rest of you handle
this? (I mean being timed out and then you can't log out.)
I hadn't read the posts on this thread for a while [until today].

Then, reading through them again, I found this post from Silver/Sue.

What a lovely person she was, wasn't she ?

And what sweet memories it invokes............
Her spirit is definitely missed.



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Joe Car wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Silver wrote:Ah-Hah! Got it, Colin!!
Now it all makes sense!!! Great name for a GREAT movie!!
Actually being confused isn't so bad; better than worrying
about the cares of the world!!!

sue

P.S. Happy third birthday!! I don't know why I have to keep editing
my posts to log out because I'm timed out. How do the rest of you handle
this? (I mean being timed out and then you can't log out.)
I hadn't read the posts on this thread for a while [until today].

Then, reading through them again, I found this post from Silver/Sue.

What a lovely person she was, wasn't she ?

And what sweet memories it evokes............
Her spirit is definitely missed.
But only by you & me, apparently.......


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Pete Dube wrote:
ColinB wrote:It sucks !
Colin - Although I completely agree with your review of HS (or HH) I also think it's much too cerebral and sophisticated.
You need to scale it down a bit so the average Joe can understand it! :wink:
But to 'scale it down' would be to dumb it down.

I'm much too 'cerebral and sophisticated' to do such a thing.

[But apparently not too 'sophisticated' to 'bump' this ancient thread - The Management]


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ColinB wrote:
Pete Dube wrote:
ColinB wrote:It sucks !
Colin - Although I completely agree with your review of HS (or HH) I also think it's much too cerebral and sophisticated.
You need to scale it down a bit so the average Joe can understand it! :wink:
But to 'scale it down' would be to dumb it down.

I'm much too 'cerebral and sophisticated' to do such a thing.

[But apparently not too 'sophisticated' to 'bump' this ancient thread - The Management]
Well, some ancient threads are worth resurrecting, even if the originating post has disappeared !

[But 5 of the last 6 posts are from you ! Call it a day... - The Management]

Don't lecture me !

And why do you list Pete Dube as the 'author' of this thread.

I know It's mine !


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