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Elvis

1979

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  • Elvis hits an unusual sweet spot between fairy tale, nightmare, and hack biopic. Anthony Lawrence’s sanitized script is ripe for parody, its dialogue a non-stop barrage of exposition and foreshadowing in which everyone is always addressing the singer by name. But though the swagger Russell would bring to his later starring roles for Carpenter wouldn’t be out of place in a movie about The King Of Rock ’N’ Roll, he plays Elvis as deeply vulnerable.