Elvis by the Presleys (2005)

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Priscilla Presley, her daughter, their family and their friends open their hearts in the backdrop of Graceland's memories with much modesty and emotion.

"Elvis by the Presleys" is a documentary-style movie, released in 2005, that provides an intimate look at the remarkable life of Elvis Presley, among the most iconic music figures of the 20th century. Directed by Rob Klug, the movie is based upon personal accounts from Presley's spouse, Priscilla Presley, and their child, Lisa Marie Presley. The narrative combines family photos, home videos, film clips, and performances to paint a vibrant photo of The King's personal and expert life.

Structure and Contents
The movie is structured in a series of interviews interspersed with never-before-seen footage and musical performances. Extensive discussions with Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley develop an authentic retelling of Elvis's life, from his rise to fame to his unfortunate death, describing his role as a dad, a spouse, and a music icon. The family's honest discussions offer the audience with exceptional insights into Elvis's love for music, his household, and his battle with popularity.

Main Narrative
The central story focuses on Elvis's life and career, as translucented the eyes of his family. Priscilla states their distinct love story, from conference Elvis as a teenager to becoming his wife and the mother of his child. She provides an in-depth account of their life together, with a particular concentrate on Elvis's struggles with addiction and the tremendous pressure of popularity. Their child, Lisa Marie, explores her childhood memories of Elvis as a kind, caring dad, and assesses the effect of having a super star daddy on her life.

Hidden Footage and Performances
The movie is abundant with rarely seen video footage, including clips from Elvis's childhood, his army years, his Hollywood career, the live efficiencies that made him a worldwide experience, and his intimate domesticity. The audience also gets the chance to see the Graceland mansion that Elvis called home. The motion picture features a few of Elvis's biggest hits, performed live, including rare recordings from his television specials and performances, all of which underscore his huge musical legacy.

Final Word
In amount, "Elvis by the Presleys" is a sincere homage to a music legend by the individuals who knew him best. It is an expressive portrait of Elvis Presley that intends to shed light on his personality beyond the glitz and glamour of his public persona. The film does an impressive job of capturing the essence of Elvis as an intricate individual-- a caring daddy and hubby, a trailblazing artist, and a man attempting to navigate the trials of fame. It invites audiences to experience the life and art of Elvis Presley from an insider's point of view, making it a definitive exploration of The King's tradition and a must-watch for fans around the world.

Top Cast

  • Elvis Presley (small)
    Elvis Presley
    Himself (archive footage)
  • Lisa Marie Presley (small)
    Lisa Marie Presley
  • Priscilla Presley (small)
    Priscilla Presley
  • Riley Keough (small)
    Riley Keough
  • Ed Parker (small)
    Ed Parker
    Himself (archive footage)
  • Richard Nixon (small)
    Richard Nixon
    Himself (archive footage)
  • Benjamin Keough
  • Paul Beaulieu
  • Ann Beaulieu
  • Michelle Beaulieu
  • Tom Parker (small)
    Tom Parker
    Himself (archive footage)