Talk | David E. James

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 5:00pm

Philadelphia Cinema and Media Seminar, with the support of Bryn Mawr's Program in Film Studies and hosted by University of Pennsylvania Cinema Studies.

David E. James

Twenty-nine Pictures Like That: The Elvis Movie

The talk will overview Elvis Presley’s film career, including its punctuation by television, and examine the changes in its relation to the social meaning of rock'n'roll in the fifties and sixties. It will pay particular attention to the -- usually reviled-- movies he made in the 1960s after his return from the army, approaching them as a distinct genre.

Cinema Studies Program
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