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To the world he was the King of Rock and Roll, but Elvis Presley was also one of the top-10 movie stars of his era. Thirty-one of his films are included in this dazzling retrospective by film critic Timothy Knight, who practically brings you into the theater as he reveals all the excitement and color of some of the most rockin’ movies ever made. The pages that follow speak volumes about why the Tupelo, Mississippi native was the most acclaimed rock star who ever went to ...

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To the world he was the King of Rock and Roll, but Elvis Presley was also one of the top-10 movie stars of his era. Thirty-one of his films are included in this dazzling retrospective by film critic Timothy Knight, who practically brings you into the theater as he reveals all the excitement and color of some of the most rockin’ movies ever made. The pages that follow speak volumes about why the Tupelo, Mississippi native was the most acclaimed rock star who ever went to Hollywood. 

This remarkable book not only examines all of Presley’s films in thoughtful and engaging text, including hundreds of dazzling stills, it also includes an entertaining DVD documentary by filmmaker Les Krantz. In it, you’ll enjoy more than 50 of the King’s most entertaining scenes in his best films.

The segments on the DVD documentary are from the following movies:

  • Blue Hawaii
  • Change of Habit
  • Charro!
  • Flaming Star
  • Follow that Dream
  • G.I. Blues
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Kid Galahad
  • King Creole
  • Love Me Tender
  • Loving You
  • Viva Las Vegas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435118553
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 1/9/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Knight received his master’s degree in critical studies from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Based in Los Angeles, he has been a film critic for REEL.COM, where he contributed hundreds of reviews and many feature articles. He also served as the manuscript editor and co-wrote the accompanying documentary for Their First Time in the Movies by Les Krantz and wrote Great Kisses...And Famous Lines Right Out of the Movies.

Les Krantz is a publisher, author, and filmmaker who heads Wildwood Films and the publishing company Facts That Matter, Inc. in Wisconsin. With over a dozen documentary films to his credit, Krantz’s work has received acclaim, including having two of his documentaries be selected for inclusion in the Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival in 2007 and 2008. His book Not Till the Fat Lady Sings and the accompanying DVD documentary, hosted by legendary Jim McKay, were named as one of the 10 best sports books by the American Library Association.

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    Beautiful Book

    Lots of great pictures.

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