Four stylii were used to transfer this record. Technical Notes: Swishing and popping. Lansbury has constantly degraded this movie but she made a wonderful appearance as Elvis's mother, and I am sure gave her new fans. An Elvis movie wouldn't be an Elvis movie if he didn't chant his way through a number of songs and with 'Blue Hawaii' this culminated in a total of fourteen that made up a soundtrack that was to become one of his biggest selling albums ever. The ultimate Elvis Presley musical of the 1960's-and the biggest box office success of his entire Hollywood career. Blue Hawaii marks the height of Presley's singing and film career. And unless your Bing Crosby and feel a twinge of jealousy that his Hawaii film was done on the cheap, you'll like Blue Hawaii very much.
The talk was all from Colonel Tom who was making all kinds of offers to the future Jessica Fletcher to be in this film. Due to the popularity of Blue Hawaii El's management told him this was the way to go. The Beatles hadn't come on the scene yet, the King was still ruling the roost on the record charts and his films were grossing big box office. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 500. Much to the chagrin of his snobby mother Angela Lansbury , Gates lands a job as a tour guide at the same company where his girlfriend, Maile Joan Blackman , also works. This movie was also responsible along with Hawaii Five-O as giving tourism to the Islands a big boost, but have the Hawaiian Tourist Bureau ever mentioned this. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , Production Co: Paramount Keywords: , , , , , ,.
The scenery and songs are unmatched and it is a fairly decent script, even after some sour comments from Angela Lansbury. Blue Hawaii, starring Elvis Presley and produced by Hal Wallis, was filmed in some of the most beautiful areas of Hawaii. It's nice entertainment from a great entertainer. Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. These songs blended the local islands traditional themes 'Aloha-oe', 'Ku-u-i-po', 'Island of Love' , with silly production tunes 'Ito Eats' and 'Almost Always True' and a taste of the new movie-style rock 'n' roll numbers 'Rock-A-Hula Baby' and 'Slicin' Sand' through to the beautiful ballads that Elvis' remarkably crafted operatic voice of this time, handles with consummate skill and ease 'Blue Hawaii', 'No More' and 'Can't Help Falling In Love'.
Also musicals, even Elvis's became too cost prohibitive to produce any more. It is an absolute must-see for a number of things including the fine direction of Norman Taurog and the beautiful Hawaiian paradise that unfolds like a travelogue. So she was quite willing to appear. Army, cool guy Chadwick Gates Elvis Presley returns home to Hawaii. It's sort of done in a throwaway manner like the producer's didn't think it would be the big number in the film. This film was made at the start of a different era of the Rock music phenomenon, and afterall it was Hollywood, so not all of the Hawaiian flavoured ditties will suite everyone's taste.
Parents are played by Roland Winters and Angela Lansbury. Of course no film set in Hawaii is complete without Aloha Oe. Army, cool guy Chadwick Gates Elvis Presley returns home to Hawaii. But, finally, for all it's class and high points, 'Blue Hawaii', in the long run, was certainly the 'Kiss of Death' for 'The King', and his acting ability and enthusiasm for the big screen would never be portrayed as consistently ever again. I gained some insight into how Colonel Parker handled Elvis with that story. Synopsis Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. Performer: The Four Aces Writer: Baer; Caesar; Schuster Vocal; Hawaiian Guitar accomp.
But, artistically, it never quite happened. If you look at the cast and even the behind the camera credits of his films, you'll see them populated with a whole lot of Hollywood veterans. He does a rockabilly version of the French song Alouette and with different lyrics, the Mexican love ballad, La Paloma. Elvis got a whole lot of musical numbers here including the title tune which he sings over the opening credits. The film's finale is a cinematic classic and beautifully filmed with Elvis once again in tremendous form with those golden vocal chords-Wonderful! Following several years of strict military life, Gates wants nothing more than to hang loose and surf all day.
He's even done a hitch in the army, but that doesn't help. Much to the chagrin of his snobby mother Angela Lansbury , Gates lands a job as a tour guide at the same company where his girlfriend, Maile Joan Blackman , also works. Elvis' performance as homecoming G. Blues', the year before, that introduced us to the new Elvis look and feel. Elvis is a rich young kid who'd like very much to get out from under Mom and Dad and prove himself. The budding romance between Chad and Maile struggles down a rocky path as circumstances seem to conspire against them. And he borrows a hit from Andy Williams when he reprises the Hawaiian Wedding Song.
So Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency. Bing sold a few records of that one, albeit they were 78s back then, and Elvis nicely revives it and sells a few more. . But, most importantly we are treated to a more mature Elvis Presley who handles his character's script with notable impressive comic timing when feeding off the intimidating characterisation by Angela Lansbury who plays his domineering mother. So Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.
I think that's why the King had a long sustained film career until public tastes change which they inevitably do. His father wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant. This film laid down the blueprint for the majority of Elvis' other 60's musicals that each and every Company, writer, producer and director, tried to recapture and remake time and again. But the big song from this film is one of Presley's greatest Can't Help Falling In Love With You. After being discharged from the U. His father wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant. All of which try to recreate the 'Blue Hawaii' formula albeit in a bad way with Elvis displaying his acting and singing talents in a mediocre sort of way.
I'll bet there were many such dinners during Elvis's film career. However, he had other ideas, consisting mostly of hanging out on the beach with his surfing buddies. Crosby's film was made to take advantage of a whole lot of publicity he received for a trip to Hawaii. And Elvis got to go back to Hawaii for another film in Paradise, Hawaiian Style. She said Elvis was a nice, polite young man who barely said three words during the dinner. Perry does a nice job with it, but it ain't a patch on the King's version. His family pressures him to work for the family pineapple business.