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Series: Elvis Presley: The Searcher

 

Elvis Presley: The Searcher First Part

   2018    History
Elvis Presley grew up to become the biggest star in music, thanks to a staggering range of influences that created a revolutionary sound in his lifelong search for self-expression. This two-part documentary reveals his creative journey from childhood through his final recording sessions in 1976. It features more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by him. It also features never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections worldwide, and an original score by Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready.
The first part begins with his early life in Tupelo, Mississippi, and his unprecedented rise to fame over a single year.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher Part Two

   2018    History
The second part of this series begins with his return home after his discharge from the army, and how he dealt with a rapidly changing pop scene.
The picture is more complicated than even a fairly serious Elvis fan may understand. Priscilla Presley, who made some appearances in the first part, offers much more here, helping us understand how being forced into making a string of lousy movies was one kind of artistic prison, and then being ensconced in casino hotels for his famous Las Vegas residency was another. The man who had so carefully created his original persona was now stuck in the shallow roles others forced him to play.

Tiger
Tiger

   2020    History
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
Survivors Guide to Prison
Survivors Guide to Prison

   2018    Culture
Putin: A Russian Spy Story
Putin: A Russian Spy Story

   2020    History
Invisible Worlds
Invisible Worlds

   2010    Science
Blood of the Vikings
Blood of the Vikings

   2001    History
The Private Life of Plants
The Private Life of Plants

   1994    Nature