Aug 17, 2005

Viva Las Vegas (1964)


On the 28th anniversary of The King's passing, here is one of his greatest hits, with Elvis bopping along with the fetching Ann-Margret in such great numbers as the title track and a socko remake of Ray Charles' "What I Say". Although I famously detest video projection, I do have to give Harbourfront credit where it is due. We saw this movie last summer at one of its free outdoor after-dark screenings, and the projection system was absolutely brilliant. Forty years on, this movie still got the audience going. Usually Elvis' movies in the 60's have a plot that's about on a par with an average episode of "Desparate Housewives", albeit more entertaining. This is no exception, but it's great fun.

"I wish there was more than 24 hours in day".

Indeed.

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