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(961) 6.7 107 min 2017

The King is a movie starring Alec Baldwin, Tony Brown, and James Carville. Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, a musical road trip across America in his 1963 Rolls Royce explores how a country boy lost his authenticity and...

Starring
Rosanne Cash, Tony Brown, James Carville, Alec Baldwin
Genres
Documentary
Director
Eugene Jarecki

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Eugene Jarecki
Writer Eugene Jarecki, Christopher St. John
Stars Rosanne Cash, Tony Brown, James Carville, Alec Baldwin
Country USA, Germany
Also Known As The King - Elvis och drömmen om Amerika (2017/II), The King - Elvis und der amerikanische Traum, Kral: Elvis, The King - Mit Elvis durch Amerika, Promised Land, El Rey (Elvis Presley)
Runtime 1H 47M
Description Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, a musical road trip across America in his 1963 Rolls Royce explores how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a king while his country lost her democracy and became an empire.

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Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020 11:43

I had the privilege of seeing this film in a screening in Vancouver, BC, at the National Film Board of Canada. The event was part of the National Film Board's "Discover Canada" series of films. This was the first film in the series and I had no idea what to expect. I had no idea what to expect, and I'm happy to say that this film exceeded my expectations. This film is based on the memoirs of the late, great Canadian writer and film-maker, Edward Budd. Budd was a Nobel Prize winner, winner of the Governor General's Award for Literature, and a tireless advocate for women's rights in Canada. His writings have been translated into nearly forty languages, and his films have been shown in over a hundred countries. Edward Budd was a Canadian citizen, but he was born in England. He was an active member of the Canadian Writers' Union, and he was a champion of women's rights. He was also an avid gardener and writer. His greatest literary triumph was the publication of his autobiographical novel, "The King". The film is based on Budd's recollections of the writing of the book. Budd recalls that the book was a huge success when it was first published, and he had it translated into at least twenty languages. Budd says he wrote the book as a warning to men who were involved with women. The book's main character, William Swain, is a wealthy man, and he wants to buy a country estate, but he can't. He can't do it because his wife wants him to have a child with her. When the wife's brother, Ralph Swain, is killed in a car crash, he asks his brother for a safe loan to buy the country estate. Ralph wants to get rid of the wife, but the Swain family has been broken up and there are no other viable buyers. The Swain's finally find a suitable buyer, and Ralph pays a large sum of money for the estate. William has agreed to loan his brother $30,000, but Ralph refuses to pay. Ralph decides that he can't sell the Swain estate, so he can't pay. So Ralph agrees to sell his own house, which has been mortgaged. He then goes to William's home, and borrows $20,000 from him to pay his brother's debts. Ralph demands that he gets the money back from his brother. The Swain's agree to sell their house, but Ralph refuses. Ralph goes to the bank to get the money back. Ralph and his wife eventually have a child, but it turns out that the Swain's house is no longer mortgaged. Ralph can't pay back the loan. Ralph flees the country estate


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