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|ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER
October 31, 2017 - Elvis Express Radio
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|As previously announced, HBO is currently working on a new major documentary entitled 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' which will be focusing on the music which Elvis has left behind
as his legacy and not just another documentary on his life and death.
The three-hour, two-film presentation is said to use the narrative talents of life long Elvis fans and superstars, Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen and Tom Petty, who sadly passed away
earlier this month, and Directed by Emmy and Grammy award winner, Thom Zimny, who has worked on multiple Bruce Springsteen documentary and video projects, and is written
by Alan Light, who together takes the audience on a comprehensive journey from Presely’s early career through to his final Jungle Room recording sessions in 1976.
DECONSTRUCTING THE ELVIS SOUND
The project focuses on the man and his music, deconstructing why Presley’s sound and style were so revolutionary, exploring why they made him the world’s most legendary
musical icon and revealing the cost of the massive success he achieved. The films were produced with the full participation of the Elvis Presley family estate and unprecedented
access to Graceland archives facilitated by Authentic Brands Group. Footage includes shots from inside Presley’s iconic home and more than 20 new, primary-source interviews
with session players, producers, engineers, directors and others who knew him. The documentary also features never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections
“The producers came to HBO and Sony with the idea for a film drawing upon very rare footage that captures Elvis’ musicianship in a new and exciting way,” said Kary Antholis,
president of HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. “The artistry on display in that footage reminded us of the great work by Jon Landau and Thom Zimny on HBO films
documenting the studio artistry of Bruce Springsteen, and we are thrilled to have them at the helm to lend their unique cinematic perspectives to this iconic, complex and singular
The films are an HBO Documentary Films Presentation in association with Sony Pictures Television. Landau, Glen Zipper, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Andrew Solt, Alan
Gasmer and Authentic Brands Group chief Jamie Salter executive produce; Zimny directs and produces; and Zach Russo and Ernst Jorgensen co-produce.
Elvis Presley: The Searcher is due to be aired in 2018.
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