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Elvis
Topic by: dwhudson
Posted: August 16, 2002 - 7:44 AM PDT
Last Reply: December 13, 2002 - 9:58 AM PST

author topic: Elvis
dwhudson
post #1  on August 16, 2002 - 7:44 AM PDT  
So today's the day. 25 years and all that. I was just looking at the list of Elvis movies and docs and wondering: Does Elvis really resonate with anyone here? All the big obits and features say he does. But I don't seem to know anyone personally who's an out-n-out Elvis fan. It's more like a heady rather than a heart-felt appreciation.

One thing I do want to know, though. How weird must Lisa Marie be? I don't know anything about her first hubby, but then she marries a self-proclaimed "King of Pop" who moonwalks out onto the stage in customised Elvis glittersuits. And now, a week or so ago, she hauls off to Blue Hawaii and marries Nicolas Cage, who ran with his Elvis impersonation all the way through Wild at Heart and ends up hanging with a bunch of Elvis impersonators in Honeymoon in Vegas.

Hm. Viva Daddy, I guess.
jogilvy
post #2  on August 16, 2002 - 9:34 AM PDT  
listen as far as i am concerned she is one lucky gal
first to be the daughter of the KING himself
and then to happily escape marriage to the weird one (think endless revenue stream) and THEN to marry super hunk of burning love Nicky Cage- who can do no wrong.

> On August 16, 2002 - 7:44 AM PST dwhudson wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So today's the day. 25 years and all that. I was just looking at the list of Elvis movies and docs and wondering: Does Elvis really resonate with anyone here? All the big obits and features say he does. But I don't seem to know anyone personally who's an out-n-out Elvis fan. It's more like a heady rather than a heart-felt appreciation.
>
> One thing I do want to know, though. How weird must Lisa Marie be? I don't know anything about her first hubby, but then she marries a self-proclaimed "King of Pop" who moonwalks out onto the stage in customised Elvis glittersuits. And now, a week or so ago, she hauls off to Blue Hawaii and marries Nicolas Cage, who ran with his Elvis impersonation all the way through Wild at Heart and ends up hanging with a bunch of Elvis impersonators in Honeymoon in Vegas.
>
> Hm. Viva Daddy, I guess.
> ---------------------------------

dwhudson
post #3  on August 19, 2002 - 8:37 AM PDT  
>Nicky Cage- who can do no wrong.

8MM? Guarding Tess? No, seriously, you take a look at the list and, yes, you're right, his quality-to-stinker ratio is a lot better than a lot of other actors'.

How was the Elvis bash, btw?
spazgirl
post #4  on December 12, 2002 - 11:56 AM PST  
I'm not a big fan of Elvis, but I do appreciate the seemingly infinite kitsch factor of his celebrity. For your amusement, may I suggest the Oracle of Elvis at Virginia, where you can determine the degrees of separation between Mr. Presley and anyone listed as an actor in the Internet Movie Database. It's very hard to stump the Oracle (i.e., find someone with an Elvis number of infinity) but it's a lot of fun to try. For example...

Kevin Bacon has an Elvis number of 2.

Will Smith has an Elvis number of 2.

Stockard Channing has an Elvis number of 2.

Donald Sutherland has an Elvis number of 2.

Michael Jackson has an Elvis number of 2.

Elvis Costello has an Elvis number of 3.

Gerard Depardieu has an Elvis number of 3.

Britney Spears has an Elvis number of 3.

Traci Lords has an Elvis number of 2.
dwhudson
post #5  on December 12, 2002 - 1:58 PM PST  
So there are only five degrees of separation between Gerard Depardieu? Between Michael Jackson and Britney Spears?

That's disturbing.
DLeonard
post #6  on December 12, 2002 - 2:13 PM PST  
What's even more disturbing is to enter the name of a friend and get an Elvis number of 3. That happened with 2 women I know. One appeared in Finn Taylor's Dream With the Fishes and another was in something called Around the Fire. So who is this Frank Welker guy? He seems to be the ace in the hole for most of the names I've tried.

cedrickstanton
post #7  on December 12, 2002 - 4:56 PM PST  
Wow, that Elvis number program is hard to stump. Tom Neyman, from Manos the Hands of Fate has an Elvis number of 3. Same with Aamir Khan from Lagaan.

Personally, the resonance that Elvis has for me is much more as an icon of American culture, or as a folk hero. His movies and music don't do much for me.
dwhudson
post #8  on December 13, 2002 - 7:56 AM PST  
Btw, up there, I meant between Depardieu and Traci Lords.

> So who is this Frank Welker guy?

I'm so glad you asked. Because I didn't know, either. So I asked Google, and Google replied, "Here.."

So he's a voice-over ace. Have a little fun and download one of the demo reels. I recognized two of his voices immediately, that is, recalled hearing them right away.
spazgirl
post #9  on December 13, 2002 - 9:58 AM PST  
> What's even more disturbing is to enter the name of a friend and get an Elvis number of 3.

Disturb yourself even more: Adolf Hitler has an Elvis number of 2, and Saddam Hussein and Charles Manson have an Elvis number of 3.

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