Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:24 pm
likethebike wrote:Claims of objectivity are out of place here. The practice of artistic critique is inherently subjective.
Canby does miss the boat when he steers past Elvis' performance. He is right on the money though when he mentions that we don't get a whole lot of an interesting person back stage. This is not because Elvis was uninteresting. It's because he was a guarded person outside of his music and in a musical documentary, with his participation, you were only going to get so much access to the real man. This wasn't Madonna inviting us into her bedroom. This was a guy who liked the fact that we only knew so much.
If Elvis didn't fit the 2001 theme, who did?
NY TImes always did have a beef with Elvis and rock n' roll. It's only been the last decade and a half or so that they've gotten any good ink. Wasn't the Times one of the big Goldman advocates?
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:19 am
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:28 am
Kris P wrote:Here is Canby's more favorable review of 'That's the Way It Is' :
likethebike wrote: If Elvis didn't fit the 2001 theme, who did?
Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:47 pm
Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:08 am
likethebike wrote:The 2001 theme is used Elvis on Tour you just don't hear it very well because the cameras and the mikes are backstage with Elvis when it's playing but you can hear it.
Kris P wrote: I think Scott may be referring to the fact that an alternate (but very similar) instrument ('2001 Alternate') was recorded in Hollywood (October 20, 1972) and used in the final cut due to clearance problems with 2001.
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