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Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:18 pm

Ok, while "Old McDonald" is sung the place in the rain would be the one to choose, but fortunately my dvd player has the option to skip certain parts of the movie.

8)

Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:03 am

How can you skip Old MacDonald - it's ace! No one skips the Beatles doing "Yellow Submarine" etc so why do Elvis' comedy songs always get written off?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:43 am

Because "Yellow Submarine" has some fun in it while "Old McDonald" is nothing but sad. Even if Elvis and his girl are sitting on a truck with some animals behind them IT IS NOT FUNNY.

But maybe only my sence of fun and humor is missing somehow......

Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:24 am

Swingin-Little-Guitar-Man wrote:How can you skip Old MacDonald - it's ace! No one skips the Beatles doing "Yellow Submarine" etc so why do Elvis' comedy songs always get written off?

I'll skip it. Old MacDonald is 10,000 times better than Yellow Submarine.

Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:23 pm

JEFF d wrote:Like it or not Elvis continued popularity in large part because of these films... people greatly enjoy them! I liked Double Trouble but Old McDonald is still my most cringe worthy Elvis moment of all time.

JEFF d
Elvis fan


I think it's true to say that over the years he has gained a lot of new fans from them - primarily kids watching them on tv and going on to discover more about the man. That said, they also nearly destroyed his career in the 60s and did lasting damage to his credibility that he's still not fully recovered from. It would be a lot tougher for Beatles fans to pour scorn on Elvis, if he'd been making very high quality records and films during the band's dominant period.

was double

Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:32 pm

... back in those horrid movie years [ 64 - 67] us young fans,

were laughed at by our class mates for liking such movies as

Double Trouble, Spinout, Harem Scare'm and the other emberassing

cardboard titles he played in. As a hardcore fan from almost the beginning

I knew they were right, but in front of them I would always defend

Elvis... even though I knew better. Why on earth, 40 years later,

I should change my mind? A lot of the songs were poor, he looked

like a bloody bank employe, with no cool at all, and he couldnt

act himself out of a box to save his life. I mean, whats The Trouble

With Girls about, anyway?! He walks in and out of that flick, as a

guest in his own movie... I was never able to watch it 'till the end.

... Ive given away all my Elvis videos to a kid, in my son's school

class, whos into his music. The only ones Ive kept are the first 4,

GI Blues, Flaming Star and Viva Las Vegas. And you can bet your

bottom dollar, none of the ones that went out, will ever be

replaced by dvds. And yes, give me Magical Mystery Tour over

these lame Elvis sixties movies any time. If only for the guest

appearance of the Bonzo Dog Band! :D

Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:04 pm

If Double Trouble was Elvis's attempt to do a Peter Sellers type role to the film then surely Elvis in Charro! must have been an attempt to copy Clint Eastwood in the westerns he did around that time.

BEATLES

Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:37 pm

I think these Elvis movies are better now in hindsight and with "irony" playing such a big part in broadcasting etc.
And the best Beatles film has NEVER yet seen an official VHS or DVD release yet; "Let it be".

Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:31 pm

The Beatles?? Please don't swear in my presence.

Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:32 pm

JerryNodak wrote:The Beatles?? Please don't swear in my presence.

:D

Re: was double

Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:35 pm

Tallhair AKA Ger Rijff wrote:... back in those horrid movie years [ 64 - 67] us young fans,

were laughed at by our class mates for liking such movies as

Double Trouble, Spinout, Harem Scare'm and the other emberassing

cardboard titles he played in. As a hardcore fan from almost the beginning

I knew they were right, but in front of them I would always defend

Elvis... even though I knew better. Why on earth, 40 years later,

I should change my mind? A lot of the songs were poor, he looked

like a bloody bank employe, with no cool at all, and he couldnt

act himself out of a box to save his life. I mean, whats The Trouble

With Girls about, anyway?! He walks in and out of that flick, as a

guest in his own movie... I was never able to watch it 'till the end.

... Ive given away all my Elvis videos to a kid, in my son's school

class, whos into his music. The only ones Ive kept are the first 4,

GI Blues, Flaming Star and Viva Las Vegas. And you can bet your

bottom dollar, none of the ones that went out, will ever be

replaced by dvds. And yes, give me Magical Mystery Tour over

these lame Elvis sixties movies any time. If only for the guest

appearance of the Bonzo Dog Band! :D



I agree with this 100%. Back then we kept very quiet about seeing an Elvis movie - thankfully some never made it to cinema release.

On the other hand the whole gang went together to A Hard Days Night and Help.

Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:38 pm

These movies were a quick bug for Elvis and the Colonel..that`s it..
..and they knew it..quantity over quality....period.

Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:15 pm

Norman Rossington is MUCH funnier in DOUBLE TROUBLE than he was in HARD DAYS NIGHT.

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:12 pm

Maybe Elvis and the good ole' Colonel should have watched A HARD DAYS NIGHT and HELP. Just to see how to make an entertaining musicfilm.

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:26 pm

dl wrote:Maybe Elvis and the good ole' Colonel should have watched A HARD DAYS NIGHT and HELP. Just to see how to make an entertaining musicfilm.


Elvis knew what a good film was. And what a good film wasn't.

The Colonel didn't care.

Next.

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:49 pm

The colonel hypnotized Elvis into making those type films and he (the ole colonel) would take him off his trance after filming was completed. That is why it really went haywire when Elvis suffered fall and hit his head..the colonel was pissed cause he could not do the hypnotism then!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:27 pm

A Hard Day's Night and Help! entertaining?? OOOOOOOOOkay. To each their own.

Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:53 pm

dl wrote:Maybe Elvis and the good ole' Colonel should have watched A HARD DAYS NIGHT and HELP. Just to see how to make an entertaining musicfilm.


JAILHOUS ROCK is best rock 'n' roll film ever made.

Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:30 am

changeofhabit wrote:
dl wrote:Maybe Elvis and the good ole' Colonel should have watched A HARD DAYS NIGHT and HELP. Just to see how to make an entertaining musicfilm.


JAILHOUS ROCK is best rock 'n' roll film ever made.


We donĀ“t talk about J.R....we talk about movies like Double Trouble..

Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:14 am

We don't talk about Beatles' movie either!

Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:42 am

I went to all the movies during the "bad movie years" as THair calls them.
I enjoyed them all (except "Harum"). Most of my classmates were there as well. If they enjoyed them, fine. If not, fock 'em.

was double

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:02 am

... Fok you! Those were the exact words of a large group of American

tourists in an Amsterdam movie theatre,trying to work their way through

the first 10 minutes of Paradise Hawaiian Style, sometime in the late

sixties... I watched it through till the end, feeling very uncomfortable

indeed. Nearly bursting out of his pilot jacket, during the opening

credits, he looked like a stuffed sausage wearing a black helmet

resembling some sort of human hair... and the opening lines to

Hawaii USA... for chrissake, they dont come worse than that!

Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:29 am

Tallhair AKA Ger Rijff, oh fok it, let's all join in :lol:!

Hawaii U.S.A, Hawaii U.S.A
We're flyin', comin' your way
Aloha, Hawaii U.S.A

Gee it's great, to be in that fiftieth state
The land of enchanted dreams
What an isle, where it's heaven tropical style
Where love weaves a spell, it seems

Hawaii U.S.A, Hawaii U.S.A
We're flyin', comin' your way
Aloha, Hawaii U.S.A


Gee what fun, just to swim and surf in the sun
While the trade winds caress the sea
What a sight, those exotic scenes of delight
Are waiting for you and me

Hawaii U.S.A, Hawaii U.S.A, Hawaii U.S.A

I can't hear you singing, Tallhair AKA Ger Rijff :lol:!

was double

Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:02 am

... try me later tonight, after a few screwdrivers!

My favourite medley is Hawaii USA, Beach Sjag, Old Uncle Donald,

and Hes Your Uncle... my, my, them great movie classics, as only

Elvis could do justice to them :lol:

Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:18 am

you must hate the intro of aloha--good ol' "aloha u.s.a." plays. i seriously don't understand the dislike for it. it's of equal quality as most of the hawaiian themed songs. it's no worse. beach boy blues, ito eats, and all of those are much worse. in fact, "aloha u.s.a." is a fine tribute to the the very new emergence of hawaii as the 50th state at that time. you have to be familiar with american statehood to get the whole 50th state thing.