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The Resource Elvis cinema and popular culture, by Douglas Brode

Elvis cinema and popular culture, by Douglas Brode

Label
Elvis cinema and popular culture
Title
Elvis cinema and popular culture
Statement of responsibility
by Douglas Brode
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the Publisher: Though Elvis Presley's music is widely credited as starting a sea change in American popular culture, his films are often dismissed as superficial. Beyond the formulaic plotlines and the increasingly weaker songs, however, the films are rich with resonance to the changing times in which they were produced (roughly 1955-1970). They were also a means by which Elvis communicated deeply felt autobiographical material to his fan base, although in the guise of lighthearted escapist fare. This work takes a new stand, maintaining that Elvis's 31 Hollywood features and two documentaries reveal a profound statement from the star and auteur. Analyzing each film in detail and exploring the body of work as a whole, Brode reveals the Elvis persona as a contemporary Candide, attempting to navigate an ever changing social and political landscape
  • "This work demonstrates how Elvis, through his films, reflected a shifting social, cultural and political landscape in America. Encompassing all 31 movies and two 1970s documentaries, it provides a film-by-film study of Elvis Presley and America, and argues that each film reflects the society for which it was made"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
  • DLC
  • DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brode, Douglas
Dewey number
791.43/75
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.P96
LC item number
B75 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presley, Elvis
  • Musical films
  • Popular culture
  • Presley, Elvis
  • Massenkultur
  • Musikfilm
  • USA
Label
Elvis cinema and popular culture, by Douglas Brode
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: All singing! All dancing! All Elvis! -- 1: Elvis died for your sins -- Love me tender (1956) -- 2: Alive and well in TV land -- Loving you (1957) -- 3: Of music and money -- Jailhouse rock (1957) -- 4: Fathers and sons -- King Creole (1958) -- 5: You can't go home again -- GI blues (1960) -- Blue Hawaii (1961) -- 6: Mired in the '50s -- Flaming star (1960) -- Wild in the country (1961) -- 7: Poor white trash -- Follow that dream (1962) -- Kissin' cousins (1964) -- 8: Sexual revolution -- Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) -- Fun in Acapulco (1963) -- 9: Up the establishment! -- Kid Galahad (1962) -- Roustabout (1964) -- 10: From marginalization to mainstream -- It happened at the World's Fair (1963) -- Paradise, Hawaiian style (1966) -- 11: Mid-'60s masterpiece -- Viva Las Vegas (1964) -- 12: Out of it -- Girl happy (1965) -- Tickle me (1965) -- 13: Everything new is old again -- Harum Scarum (1965) -- Frankie and Johnny (1966) -- 14: Hot wheels and wild women -- Spinout (1966) -- Speedway (1968) -- 15: Summer of love -- Easy come, easy go (1967) -- Double trouble (1967) -- 16: Cowboy way -- Stay away, Joe (1968) -- Charro! (1969) -- 17: Last temptation(s) of Elvis -- Clambake (1967) -- Live a little, love a little (1968) -- 18: Pilgrim's progress -- Trouble with girls (1969) -- Change of habit (1969) -- 19: Nostalgia ain't what it used to be -- Elvis: that's the way it is (1970) -- Elvis on tour (1972) -- Conclusion: 50 million Elvis fans can't be wrong! -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
67361172
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780786425266
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006012340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780786425261
System control number
(OCoLC)67361172
Label
Elvis cinema and popular culture, by Douglas Brode
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: All singing! All dancing! All Elvis! -- 1: Elvis died for your sins -- Love me tender (1956) -- 2: Alive and well in TV land -- Loving you (1957) -- 3: Of music and money -- Jailhouse rock (1957) -- 4: Fathers and sons -- King Creole (1958) -- 5: You can't go home again -- GI blues (1960) -- Blue Hawaii (1961) -- 6: Mired in the '50s -- Flaming star (1960) -- Wild in the country (1961) -- 7: Poor white trash -- Follow that dream (1962) -- Kissin' cousins (1964) -- 8: Sexual revolution -- Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) -- Fun in Acapulco (1963) -- 9: Up the establishment! -- Kid Galahad (1962) -- Roustabout (1964) -- 10: From marginalization to mainstream -- It happened at the World's Fair (1963) -- Paradise, Hawaiian style (1966) -- 11: Mid-'60s masterpiece -- Viva Las Vegas (1964) -- 12: Out of it -- Girl happy (1965) -- Tickle me (1965) -- 13: Everything new is old again -- Harum Scarum (1965) -- Frankie and Johnny (1966) -- 14: Hot wheels and wild women -- Spinout (1966) -- Speedway (1968) -- 15: Summer of love -- Easy come, easy go (1967) -- Double trouble (1967) -- 16: Cowboy way -- Stay away, Joe (1968) -- Charro! (1969) -- 17: Last temptation(s) of Elvis -- Clambake (1967) -- Live a little, love a little (1968) -- 18: Pilgrim's progress -- Trouble with girls (1969) -- Change of habit (1969) -- 19: Nostalgia ain't what it used to be -- Elvis: that's the way it is (1970) -- Elvis on tour (1972) -- Conclusion: 50 million Elvis fans can't be wrong! -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
67361172
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780786425266
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006012340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780786425261
System control number
(OCoLC)67361172

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