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Tue Jun 10, 2003 7:02 pm
While I am quite happy that the object of your compassion in a post is not a statue this time, I find your Holier Than Thou attitude a little disconcerting. I would definately agree with what you wrote above "The Brian and Maurice fan club have arrived:-", unfortunately the club only seems to have two members. No one here is questioning that Elvis did, in fact, make some good films and that most of us have them on video and DVD. But to award the highest possible honor for LIFETIME
achievement in film for those precious few is absolutely ludicrous. Hey, I'm sure that some folks thought Milli Vanilli was the best band ever, so why not give them an honorary Grammy. Oh wait, I remember why not, because it's freaking stupid, that's why.
P.S. Have a nice day!
Tue Jun 10, 2003 7:40 pm
If the "Recording Academy" can only see fit to give Elvis a paltry 3 Grammy's for 23 years of undisputed excellence, the "Motion Picture" wing of the backslappers brigade will take some convincing!!
They're both a joke anyway, and If Elvis was alive I'm sure he would have felt more than slightly embarrassed collecting his "honour", although the Colonel would have loved it......
Tue Jun 10, 2003 7:47 pm
Your words are truer than you know.
Tue Jun 10, 2003 7:55 pm
OK, I´m guilty: I have taken my log-in alias from the villain in "Harum Scarum" (Johnny Tyronne´s enemy and kidnapper, if you remember) - a movie that is generally regarded as one of The King´s very worst.
I love some of the movies, even a few from the mid-sixties ("Spinout" is very underrated and "Tickle Me" is bizarre and wonderful)... I have them all on VHS, watch them from time to time. BUT! many of them are truly terrible, and sometimes it´s really painful to watch Elvis force himself to sing ultra-stupid songs to small children and dogs.
His Hollywood career simply does not deserve an honorary Oscar, even if we fans love the movies for different reasons. So they made a lot of money and made lots of people happy? You could say that porno movies do that as well.
OK, sorry, that was perhaps a bad example. But I can´t understand why a few people here get so mad just because most of us disagree with the Oscar-nomination!
Tue Jun 10, 2003 7:58 pm
Great post, Prince!
Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:11 pm
Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:12 pm
sorry but I think elvis do not deserve a movie oscar for his actor career
the only one outsider ( oops flaming star is ok too ) is king creole
when king creole was released it may have been helpfull to him to get the price . if he had won the price his movie career should have been improved or at least different
SOME PEOPLE ARE ASKING ELVIS SHOULD GET THE OSCAR FOR
TTWIS OR ON TOUR
by the way winning an oscar for a documentary means that the director
will recieve the price . the subject or the topic of the movie DO NOT GET THE AWARD !!!!!!!
IF SOMEONE IS MAKING A DOCUMENTARY MOVIE ABOUT SANTA CLAUS, DO YOU THINK THEY WILL GIVE THE PRICE TO GOOD OL' SANTA KLAUS ??????
giving an oscar for such gems as harum scarum or kissin' cousins and others stinkers is an insult for the real actors !
Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:26 pm
Tom, Irony is lost on you:-)
The whole Oscar thing is a sham-everyone knows the in-fighting which takes place and the vested interests. Brian is well aware of the situation. "It goes without saying", is not fully understood here-everything has to be explained in detail for some;-)
The amount of publicity an Elvis Oscar would generate would help sell large numbers of CDs Just like hundreds of Elvis statue stories in the press are excellent publicity-for Free!!!
The cost of advertising in newspapers runs into many thousands of dollars per page and believe you me we have had many pages devoted to Elvis whether it be Airport campaigns, statues, honorary, music degrees etc etc.
BMG should hire me as a publicist:-) This coming week the "Elvis at 13" sculptor will be in our media because I have worked hard to get him there.
Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:39 pm
Geez Maurice, don't break your arm patting yourself on the back. Your compassion is only overshadowed by your arrogance. BMG can't hire you as their PR guru, because apparently Brian already has.
P.S. I'm quite sure that Michiel appreciates what you are doing to get him so much deserved publicity. If I see him in the next few weeks, I'll mention it to him.
Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:54 pm
LET'S JUST END IT HERE AND GIVE HIM THE GAWD-DAM OSCAR ALREADY!!!
"And the oscar goes to..."
"Elvis Presley for his outstanding achievement in "girl, fight, lose-the-girl, win-the-race, win-the-girl" formula flicks"
Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:59 pm
Good one elvis-fan. Judging by what I've seen on other message boards, our cocky little friend Maurice is not used to anyone questioning his posts nor doing anything but praising him for simply allowing folks to bask in the glory of all that is MAURICE. Pffffft, right.
Tue Jun 10, 2003 9:32 pm
Get over it Tom, I am Irish and quite accustomed to taking on all comers:-)
The opposition here is extremely lacking in wit-the sophisticated type of course. Dont bother telling Michiel about my great work for his Famous statue-we are talking by telephone till he arrives here on Tuesday.
As for my arrogance its hard not to be when one looks at the standard of the posts here. (I'm really very modest-honestly:-)
Elvis Presley fans are very nice people everyone knows that.
More statue publicity for Elvis fans only:-) http://www.disney.20fr.com/
Tue Jun 10, 2003 9:35 pm
(I'm really very modest-honestly:-)
Oh yeah, it shows. The Pope has nothing on you. Get over yourself.
Tue Jun 10, 2003 9:47 pm
Hard to let go isn't it, Tom. I have the knack of rubbing people the wrong way when they accost me with terminological-inexactitudes
Speaks for itself on the open www.
Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:06 pm
Hard to let go isn't it, Tom. I have the knack of rubbing people the wrong way when they accost me with terminological-inexactitudes http://www.disney.20fr.com/
Speaks for itself on the open www.
I can't imagine why you would think that you rub folks the wrong way!!?? Your modesty and humility speak volumes for who and what you are. Also, congrats on finally getting that dictionary. Glad to see you already putting it to good use.
Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:12 pm
Actually I dont know why you waste your time with this Oscar thing. If you look at the last one receiving one of this is Peter O'Toole. Lookat him on the list is under Elvis ? So it doesnt look like pretty much care about who is first.
This is like the 2000 polls, worth less. !
Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:17 pm
Tom, as I am the eldest and transparently wiser of the two of us I'll let you ramble on completely off topic:-)
In your own limited vocabulary-your needle stuck in the same ol' groove.
Goodnight son. http://www.disney.20fr.com/
Thanks for the earlier compliment-I thought it was too good to be true:-)
Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:40 pm
If by wiser, you mean obnoxiously arrogant and full of their own crap, congrats, you got the title.
P.S. As simpkins has proven so eloquently, any idiot can have their own website. That don't make it great.
Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:42 pm
Hi folks -
When I first read Brian Quinn's post, and some of the responses, my knee jerk reaction was to add my own sceptical/sarcastic post to this thread. But then I got to thinking about it. Now it's certainly true that none of Elvis' films merit an Oscar from an artistic standpoint. But on the other hand, is not the film industry really about entertainment after all is said and done? The motion picture industry certainly doesn't exist soley for the Citizen Kanes' or the Schindler's Lists', but rather thrives on the Star Wars, Jurassic Parks and Terminators'- films whose purpose is to entertain. And even though Elvis' acting potential was never really explored or developed, he did in fact entertain us with these films, and continues to do so to this day. These films, when viewed on TV, have attracted new fans to Elvis - children. Unlike so many of todays movies, these films are safe viewing for kids. They harken back to a more innocent time, where the good guy gets the girl, but without graphically showing him "doing" her in every orifice. Where he beats the bad guy, but without having to blow his brains/blood out on the wall. Where the strongest word that may be heard is damn or hell instead of mother f#*cker or c#*ksucker. Yes the quality of his films got pretty shaky in the mid-60's, but there were and are people who still enjoyed them regardless, and were entertained by them. They were arguably the most successful "star vehicles" of the 50's & 60's! What's more, the success of Elvis' films helped bankroll some of Hollywood's most artistic, critically acclaimed efforts. So, all things considered, an honorary Oscar acknowledging that Elvis did in fact ENTERTAIN (and continues to do so)with his celluloid efforts would not really be inappropriate.
Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:27 am
I still say a MTV movie award is more appropriate!
Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:39 am
disney wrote:Lighten up folks you are showing your prejudices off remarkable well.
Maurice, ............... I happen to think that the Tupelo statue is a nice addition to the Elvis birthplace. I also thought it a pity about the posthumous music degree in the State of Tenn. being a no-go (for it would have been a very nice substantive
gesture for Elvis).
I don't, however, agree with the Graceland soldier statue, Memphis Airport name change, .................... nor this "Honorary Oscar" business (which in particular is, IMO, a bit off the deep end
No prejudices, ......... just opinions.
Not leaping on every new bandwagon petition to honor Elvis ...... does not make anyone a "lesser fan." This kind of attitude has the subtle implication that only those who do blindly join the bandwagon are somehow much more loftier fans because of it.
Besides, I'm not so sure that media coverage just for the sake of media coverage is always a good thing; if awards are given just for the sake of giving awards ......... the meaning of the awards not only become meaningless ........... but the public (which is smarter than most realize) will also find it laughable.
Hey, I know, ......... how about a "Presidential Medal of Freedom
" for Elvis ....... afterall , he did integrate black music with white music (the first steps towards desegregation), he did start the fire that ignited the 1960's .......... civil rights ............. etc. .................... such an award is certainly more substantive and meaningfull for the long-term legacy of Elvis Presley ...............................
...... if we stretch anything far enough, it can be justified
............. BUT, that doesn't make it realistic
nor truly deserving in the end.
GG - could I tap some of your gardening expertise for application to my crops ................ ?
(M. Edwards - Seattle Crop Dusters, Inc
Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:07 pm
Thank you Brain Quinn for that Information. As an Elvis fan and one who have had so much pleasure from those Elvis movies, I've gone in and voted for Elvis Presley. I am from Asia and we Asians really loved the Elvis Presley movies. They were all box-Office Smashes in the 60s & 70s, and even to these days the DVDs are selling like hot cakes, thus you see films like Girl Happy, Spinout, Speedway, Follow That Dream, Stay Away Joe and so on are still release in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia ,Philippines and Hong Kong etc They are NOT available in Europe or USA. The Elvis movies are very much loved and respected in Asian Countries. Last week, they released The Trouble With Girls & GI Blues on VCDs..Both were sold out in Singapore the same day they came out..It is so sad and a real pity that some people are just plain prejudice against the Elvis Movies and Soundtrack. I think they are wonderful and my favorite Elvis film is..you've guess it - KID GALAHAD. So, on behalf of all the thousands of Elvis fans in Asia, I'd say - give Elvis Presley that Honorary OSCAR - He was and still IS the BEST and BIGGEST MOVIE STAR. He sure deserves it, and He is of-course still THE KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.
Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:26 pm
Kid Galahad wrote:He was and still IS the BEST and BIGGEST MOVIE STAR. He sure deserves it, and He is of-course still THE KING OF THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.
A little bit high today?
Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:45 pm
Francesc wrote:A little bit high today?
"BEST and BIGGEST MOVIE STAR"
Not high on reality ............. that's a given.
Shhhhh ............ listen very carefully, .......... can you hear it too ? The theme from "The Twilight Zone" is playing in the background at this very moment.
...Captain Mikey.... (be sure your serving trays are in their upright positions ........ & Welcome Aboard .......... )
Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:06 am
Quote from R.C.B. Entertainment Avenue One Australia: "ELVIS Presley...when most people hear the name they think of either the swivel-hipped rock n roller of the 1950s or the jumpsuited dynamo of the Las Vegas years. But Elvis Presley was far more than just the King of Rock n' Roll; he was a full fledged movie star who did more than 30 pictures in his long career, each one of them a box-office success. He was also the first star in history to receive over one million dollars a picture, and even saved an entire movie studio from bankruptcy with one movie.
We will always remember Elvis the rebellious rock superstar, but must also remember Elvis the Hollywood mega Movie Star, who continues to entertain his legions of fans to this day with his film roles."
Elvis the greatest actor - NO.. Elvis the Biggest & Best Movie Star - YES!
Elvis Presley - King of the Whole Wide World