GI Blues

Continuity gaffes and other mistakes [mostly] in Elvis movies
User avatar

Topic author
Stevenson
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:55 am
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 23 times

GI Blues

Postby Stevenson » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Having recently bought the fabulous two volumes of GI Blues sessions by FTD, I'm rediscovering the material again. While watching Frankfort Special sequence in the movies I noticed that at one point during the instrumental break, Elvis is scratching his leg instead of playing the guitar...
I know he acts like he's playing the guitar solo himself, but this scratching has been wierdly overlooked by someone at Paramout...

watch closely at 1:44:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RyRfWBKe0o


Cheers!

User avatar

John
Posts: 14989
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:36 pm
Has thanked: 2614 times
Been thanked: 3784 times

Re: GI Blues

Postby John » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:27 pm

Stevenson wrote:Having recently bought the fabulous two volumes of GI Blues sessions by FTD, I'm rediscovering the material again. While watching Frankfort Special sequence in the movies I noticed that at one point during the instrumental break, Elvis is scratching his leg instead of playing the guitar...
I know he acts like he's playing the guitar solo himself, but this scratching has been wierdly overlooked by someone at Paramout...

watch closely at 1:44:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RyRfWBKe0o


Cheers!

I've always seen that as him steadying his shaky knee, not scratching his leg.

User avatar

Topic author
Stevenson
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:55 am
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: GI Blues

Postby Stevenson » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:59 pm

John wrote:
Stevenson wrote:Having recently bought the fabulous two volumes of GI Blues sessions by FTD, I'm rediscovering the material again. While watching Frankfort Special sequence in the movies I noticed that at one point during the instrumental break, Elvis is scratching his leg instead of playing the guitar...
I know he acts like he's playing the guitar solo himself, but this scratching has been wierdly overlooked by someone at Paramout...

watch closely at 1:44:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RyRfWBKe0o


Cheers!

I've always seen that as him steadying his shaky knee, not scratching his leg.


That makes more sense for sure...
(But the leg is still shaking afterward)

User avatar

John
Posts: 14989
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:36 pm
Has thanked: 2614 times
Been thanked: 3784 times

Re: GI Blues

Postby John » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:05 pm

Stevenson wrote:
John wrote:
Stevenson wrote:Having recently bought the fabulous two volumes of GI Blues sessions by FTD, I'm rediscovering the material again. While watching Frankfort Special sequence in the movies I noticed that at one point during the instrumental break, Elvis is scratching his leg instead of playing the guitar...
I know he acts like he's playing the guitar solo himself, but this scratching has been wierdly overlooked by someone at Paramout...

watch closely at 1:44:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RyRfWBKe0o


Cheers!

I've always seen that as him steadying his shaky knee, not scratching his leg.


That makes more sense for sure...
(But the leg is still shaking afterward)

Yeah, he couldn't stop it.

User avatar

colonel snow
Posts: 3829
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:04 am
Location: antarctica
Has thanked: 552 times
Been thanked: 1620 times

Re: GI Blues

Postby colonel snow » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:59 pm

The movie G I Blues showed the future of Elvis movies in 1960. Elvis singing to a puppet and babysitting. The rocking Elvis was gone after the period in the army.
When Flaming star and Wild in in the country were commercially poor movies in 1960 it was recovered by the succes of Blue Hawaii in 1961. This was a blue-print for the next movies (a musical comedy with a lot of songs and girls).
Hal Wallis and other producers saw in Elvis a teenager idol – no “serious actor”.


colonel snow


Return to “Blooper Reel”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest