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sbl
08-16-2007, 09:55 AM
http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Love_Me_Tender/60023899?trkid=147042

It might be appropriate today to watch.....

Love Me Tender (1956)


"..Elvis Presley made the transition from vinyl to celluloid in this tragic western. Young Texas farmhand Clint (Presley) is spared participation in the American Civil War because of his age, but his older brother, Vance, goes off to battle. When a report indicates Vance has been killed, Clint asks Vance's sweetheart, Cathy, to marry him. But the report turns out to be wrong, and Vance returns, dismayed by Clint and Cathy's union...."

"The title song, "Love Me Tender," had already been released as a single on September 28, 1956, and went to #1 on the singles chart. The music was based on the Civil War ballad "Aura Lee," with new lyrics by Ken Darby..."

flattop32355
08-16-2007, 09:10 PM
Never did like that song, even as a teen. Way too sappy and so artificially sweet it left an aftertaste that wouldn't go away.

sbl
08-17-2007, 12:05 PM
Bernard,

If you can sing along with "Can't Help Falling In Love" in a woman's ear while slow dancing, you're in like Flynn.

RebelBugler
08-18-2007, 11:20 AM
Bernard,

If you can sing along with "Can't Help Falling In Love" in a woman's ear while slow dancing, you're in like Flynn.

In my circle of female acquaintances, the first part of American Trilogy had the same effect.....specifically the Elvis version of Dixie. Interestingly, Elvis Presley's ancestors all served in the Confederacy, much like his movie family in Love Me Tender. In fact, Elvis was a distant cousin to General John Bell Hood. Some interesting information on his Confederate ancestors can be found at:
http://www.elvisandhistory.com/history.htm (http://www.elvisandhistory.com/history.htm)