quote:Originally posted by Ram1
He wasn't only sexy in the '68 Special, Auj, he actually gave a phenomenal and classic PERFORMANCE too! LOL. Anyway, I agree with you about the films. It has been said many times that E took acting VERY seriously. And he really was a good actor. It shows in certain scenes. But the majority of the time, the studio kept giving him these crap roles that didn't challenge him. But you know, back during that time, E didn't really have much of a choice. He was under contract, etc. etc. George may have said something, but I think it was actually Ringo on Anthology who said The Beatles always felt sorry for Elvis. Because at least THEY had each other to experience the ups and downs of stardom with. All Elvis had was his "entourage" (The Memphis Mafia), but only HE really understood what it felt like. He had to go through it alone his entire career. Pretty sad.
Ram, I agree. I think his performance was great. In the Anthology, George said he "always felt sorry for Elvis because he went through it alone. He may have had his guys with him, but there was only one Elvis."
Do you have the Anthology on VHS? I love it. I hear it's supposed to come out next year on DVD.[8D]