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« on: August 10, 2007, 11:22:30 AM »

Do not throw stones at me, but I am persuaded that one of the few actors (yes, I believe Elvis was a good actor in spite of the crap he was involved in) who could have substituded Eastwood was him. By watching Charro (a crap of a movie, granted), expecially the first moments when he still has his beard on, I had the definite impression that he could have been absolutely credible as SW first badass.   

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 11:31:40 AM »

Do not throw stones at me  

I won't because I was thinking the same exact thought last night while listening to Return to sender Huh


Freaky.

"Everybody" else was offered the job, why not Elvis (who had been in a few westerns already)?

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 11:40:59 AM »

A good poster for the film would be...



Just add the titles...




see the similarity?

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007, 11:57:23 AM »

Lot's of Elvis topics as of late.

I just finished making a thread on a movie that Michele Carey sheds all in...

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=6193.0


 Let's not forget that she was also in a film called "Live a little, love a little" with the King himself.






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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2007, 12:19:35 PM »

Long live "The King!" Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2007, 12:31:25 PM »

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Ask the Colonel (not Mortimer).

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2007, 12:59:34 PM »

Ask the Colonel (not Mortimer).

To hell with the Colonel. He did Elvis a diservice. Elvis had the chance to work with John Wayne a couple times, most famously in "Rio Bravo." The Colonel wanted Elvis to get FIRT BILL, ahead of Wayne, and whey the studio refused he declined. The part as you all know went to Ricky Nelson. It would have been great to see Elvis alongside THE DUKE! That SOB Colonel. He's also the reason why Elvis died in my opinion.

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2007, 01:01:23 PM »

With $15.000 Leone couldn't have landed a talk with a Memphis Mafia member.

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2007, 01:08:21 PM »

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The Colonel wanted Elvis to get FIRT BILL, ahead of Wayne, and whey the studio refused he declined.

At the time it was a wise move, I think, commercially speaking: you can't have Elvis second billed, even behind Wayne. You end up cheapening your merchandise. The problem is that Parker should have involved his boy in  more decent projects in the 60's, but we know how things went. Which is a pity bcause he was a very good actor (surely better than Sinatra) and he  always manages to come off well even in theworst of his many '60s quickies.

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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2007, 02:39:35 PM »

I dunno if he was a better actor than Sinatra but I don't think Elvis's full potential as an actor ever came out. I think a reason for this is he never worked with Hollywood's best director's. It's a shame. I also don't think you can bill Elvis ahead of Wayne. Wayne was the biggest star in Hollywood. Elvis was a singer first, not actor. It would have been the right move putting Wayne first, no doubt.

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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2007, 03:36:58 PM »

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I agree. But you couldn't allow at the time either to have Elvis second billed to none.

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I agree. But you couldn't allow at the time either to have Elvis second billed to none.

Oh yeah, I agree with you. Two big ego's right there probably. But, I dunno if the Colonel's decisions were Elvis Presley's fault. It makes you wonder.

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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2007, 11:59:16 AM »

Do not throw stones at me, but I am persuaded that one of the few actors (yes, I believe Elvis was a good actor in spite of the crap he was involved in) who could have substituded Eastwood was him. By watching Charro (a crap of a movie, granted), expecially the first moments when he still has his beard on, I had the definite impression that he could have been absolutely credible as SW first badass.   

One thing is for sure: with Elvis instead of Clint in FOD, we would have a lot more female members on this board.... Wink

P.S. ... and Clint would probably still be cleaning swimming pools in California!

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2007, 11:24:08 PM »

Not to be a dick, but ...is this a joke?

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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2007, 05:59:41 PM »

Not to be a dick, but ...is this a joke?

hahahaha I think it is.

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