Clips from all 31 Elvis Presley movies - from the first scene of Love me Tender from 1956 to his last scene in Change of Habit in 1969.
Edit: The reason why I used a cover of an Elvis song (Always on my mind) was that I wanted to keep the light away from Elvis as a singer and focus on him as an actor. Most people tend to forget that he was a movie star and spent more time on movie sets than on stage. The "Always on My Mind" song performed by the Pet Shop Boys was done as a tribute to Elvis on the 10th anniversary of his death (1987). I chose the song as it never had any Elvis footage connected to it and I just found it to be a very special version of the song that really brings out the larger than life feeling that Elvis was.
Gathering all these clips I watched all Elvise's movies in a row and then selected the best clips. It took me about a year.
My personal favourite? So hard to say. They all have their unique style and charm. Love me tender (his first movie) is a must since it's shows the "early Elvis" that broke out and became a star. Also his 2nd one "Loving you" is a classic since it brings out everything from Elvis in his early career. It's almost like they wanted to fit everything about him in that movie.
"Jailhouse Rock" broke my heart, mostly because Elvis refused to watch this movie since his co-star Judy Tyler, died in a tragic accidental death in a car wreck three days after filming was completed. She never got to see the finished movie. If I could recommend anyone to watch just one Elvis movie, I'd pick "Jailhouse rock".
"G.I Blues" is a fun early flick and "Roustabout" brings out a lot of edge/attitude from Elvis.
The movie "King Creyole" is good, but a little dark for my taste. It really brings out the actor in Elvis.
Flaming Star has my favourite song performed ("A cane and a high starched collar")
"Clambake" has the coolest story. I really liked it. Reminds me of Elvis as he probably was in real life. The Prince and the pauper story is very compelling. Also this one has the best ending of all his movies. Definitely my favorite after "Jailhouse Rock".
However "Change of Habit", his last movie, has a really worthy final. You can really see the glimpse of "The King" coming out.
Also be sure to check out Anissa Jones running around all through the movie in "The Trouble With Girls".
For you Rocky Balboa fans, Burgess Meredith (Mickey) has a very cool co-starring roll in "Stay away Joe".
Now, here are my 13 of my favourite "not very known Elvis songs" that I found from watching all these 31 flicks:
1. A cane and a high starched collar
2. Beach shack
3. Didja' Ever
5. It's carnival time
6. There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon
7. He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad
9. Change of Habit
11. You don't know me
12. The girl I never loved
13. Hey little girl
Here is a Spotify link to all of them: http://open.spotify.com/user/stylewar...
And remember - everything you like about Elvis, inspiration and other things in life, means that you have a part of that yourself - otherwise you wouldn't be able to see it in others.
Btw. Here is the offical Elvis Hollywood movie list: 1. Love Me Tender 1956
2. Loving You 1957
3. Jailhouse Rock 1957
4. King Creole 1958
5. G.I. Blues 1960
6. Flaming Star 1960
7. Wild in the Country 1961
8. Blue Hawaii
9. Follow That Dream 1962
10. Kid.Galahad 1962
11. Girls! Girls! Girls! 1962
12. It Happened at the World's Fair 1963
13. Fun in Acapulco 1963
14. Kissin' Cousins 1964
15. Viva Las Vegas 1964
16. Roustabout 1964
17. Girl Happy 1965
18. Tickle Me 1965
19. Harum Scarum 1965
20. Frankie And Johnny 1966
21. Paradise Hawaiian Style 1966
22. Spinout 1966
23. Easy Come Easy Go 1967
24. Double Trouble 1967
25. Clambake 1967
26. Stay Away Joe 1968
27. Speedway 1968
28. Live a Little Love a Little 1968
29. Charro 1969
30. The Trouble With Girls 1969
31. Change of habit 1969