This week on End Credits we’re going to drop the needle. Even though we’re a movie show, our focus this week is music, or rather movies about music. We talk about the now in theatres story about the one and only Elvis, and to match it, we’re going to spend the first part of the show talking about movies we like where music and musicians are the star.
This Wednesday, July 6, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
Sing for the Movie. Since the addition of recorded sound to movies, there’s been a long-time, mutual benefit agreement between movie makers and musicians; they provide the sounds, and they later provide their life story as inspiration for other movies. Before getting into the big screen recap of Presley’s life, we will talk about some of our favourite musician bio-pics, from other icons of the 50s to punk rockers in the 80s and a couple of points in-between.
REVIEW: Elvis (2022). Elvis Presley was the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, so it is probably appropriate that the movie that bears his name is out-sized, over the top, and larger than life. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, his first film in nearly 10 years, Elvis covers Presley’s career from state fairs to the Vegas stage, and all under the watchful eye of Col. Parker who is not what he seems. Anchored by Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Parker, Luhrmann’s trip through music’s past is infinitely fascinating, but is the movie as good as the music that spawned it?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.