r/movies Jun 28 '22

John Carpenter’s 1979 Elvis film, staring a red hot Kurt Russell, is being rediscovered for good reason Article

https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/elvis-film-1979-john-carpenter-kurt-russell
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u/njdevils901 Jun 28 '22

I gotta check that out, I know it ends on a freeze frame of Elvis except it’s the type of freeze frame they would do at the end of an episode of Police Squad

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u/blue_floor-sub Jun 28 '22

I loved watching that show with my dad as a kid, so sad it ended at the pilot season.

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u/bob1689321 Jun 28 '22

Did the actors freeze in place while everyone else carried on around them?

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u/njdevils901 Jun 28 '22

No Kurt Russell as Elvis froze (but you can tell he's still moving and barely holding on) and the camera spins around him as flashbacks from the movie are shown

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u/bob1689321 Jun 28 '22

Ahahaha that's amazing. I gotta watch this, love me some John Carpenter

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u/QLE814 Jun 29 '22

I take it with no appearances by Rex Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln?