Mary In The Morning - Elvis Presley - Thats The Way It Is
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It was his first non-dramatic film since the beginning of his film career inand the film gives a clear view of Presley's return to live performances after years of making films. The film was released simultaneously with Presley's similarly titled twelfth studio albumThat's the Way It Is. The original concept as devised by technical advisor Colonel Tom Parker was in view of Presley's triumphant return to live performances was a closed circuit television presentation of one show.
Although most of the footage takes place onstage at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, there are several other parts to the film:. The Elvis Summer Festival at the International Hotel began on August 10,and the MGM film crew was on hand to film this show as well as the evening and midnight performances of August 11, 12 and He sings many well-known songs, including several of those that he had been seen rehearsing earlier in the film.
The songs are:. Presley is also seen relaxing in his hotel suite with various members of his entourage. The movie is also intercut with footage of fans offering commentary about what Presley means to them; officials at the International Hotel; and celebrities including Sammy Davis Jr. The concert film reached 22 on the Variety National Box Office Survey on its original theatrical release in Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune described it Mary In The Morning - Elvis Presley - Thats The Way It Is "a carefully managed […] concert designed to promote his future engagements in Nevada.
Ina new version of That's the Way it Is was compiled. The new version eliminated much of the documentary and non-Elvis content of the original in favor of adding additional performances of Elvis rehearsing and Mary In The Morning - Elvis Presley - Thats The Way It Is concert. The final film runs 12 minutes shorter than the original, but contains more music, although several performances included in the original film Pasilda (Tnt Radio) - Afro Medusa - Pasilda omitted most notably the concert performance of "I Just Can't Help Believin'", even though the new version of the film features footage of Presley rehearsing the song and being concerned about remembering its lyrics on stage.
The special edition was released on January 19,when this new version made its worldwide debut on the cable network, Turner Classic Movies and produced by award-winning producer Rick Schmidlin.
The original, however, has only Hell Have To Go - Nat King Cole - 20 Greatest Love Songs mono soundtrack [it was made with 4 track stereo]. The DVD also includes approximately 35 minutes of additional performances and other footage that was not included in either edition.
With thousands of feet of materials including sequences added to capture with greater intimacy Elvis' performances and his creative process behind-the-scenes, the previously released Special Edition is now being made available as a Blu-ray two disc Special Edition Premium Digibook.
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