Viva Pod Vegas #005 – G.I. Blues (1960)
Much like Elvis took two years off between movies (albeit to go to war), we’re back after an extended (pandemic-fueled) hiatus with Elvis’s return to Hollywood: G.I. Blues! We talk about how this movie is likely to set the tone and pace and plotting for most of Elvis’s future movies, what this movie really should have been called, and the two (absolutely insane) things that this movie will/should be remembered for. We also compare G.I. Blues to Fury (even though there’s really very little in common), compare this to other Pygmalion/She’s All That-esque stories, wonder why a baby seems to fix this narrative’s conflicts, and find ourselves confused as to how this movie wasn’t able to land the most obvious ending in cinematic history. Plus: what’s Riley Keough up to? We check in on Zola.
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