Merry Christmas! Happy (belated) Hanukah! Happy Kwanza! Happy Festivus! Did I cover everything? If I did, whatever. Sorry. Watch Elvis singing “Blue Christmas” instead.
This is also my way of telling you that I have not forgotten about The Elvis Files, even though I completely abandoned that project in June. In my defense. I’ve been researching. (That’s a lie. I never did that.) But starting in January, I will resume this project. I swear. In the meantime, enjoy the final days of 2012.
Since I’m sure you’re very concerned about the status of the Elvis Files, here a small update.
You’re probably thinking: “Joanna, this isn’t doesn’t look that review of Blue Hawaii I’ve been anxiously waiting weeks to read.” You’re right. It’s not. I’m very busy procrastinating working on that post so it should be finished sometime next week.
In the meantime, to make these posts about Elvis’s movies more interesting I’m actually doing outside research that does not involve Wikipedia. (Crazy, right? Where do I think I am? College?) So far Spectacular Passions has been a good read and rather insightful when it comes to spectatorship in general. We shall see if and what conclusions about Elvis’s films it leads me to.
I have decided that watching every Elvis movie is a good idea. There are 31 movies in total. This project will likely drive me insane.
In 1960, Elvis Presley returned from his two-year military service. During this time, the public forgot about the singer’s existence and in no way acknowledged his return to the limelight. Elvis was a washed up, has-been. (Do you see what I did there? That is the use of a noun known as “sarcasm” that derives from the Latin word sarcasmus. Okay, I’ll stop being pedantic now and get on with this post.)