David Stanley Movie

David Stanley, former Elvis Presley bodyguard, announced the development of his first feature film “The Headhunter” at the American Film Market (AFM) held in Santa Monica, California. David is the film’s writer/producer and draws from his own life experiences for this movie. These experiences began when he was four-years-old and suddenly found himself living in the Graceland Mansion with new big brother Elvis Presley following the 1960 marriage of his mother Dee to Vernon Presley, Elvis’s widowed father. From the description: "The Headhunter hits high gear with its portrayal of Stanley as a 16-year-old high school student who just 24 hours later finds himself with the biggest and hottest rock show of the 70’s as a personal bodyguard to the King of Rock and Roll."
Source: Impello Films / Updated: Apr 22, 2004 

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curtis simpkins (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2004report abuse
will: this is one movie i won't see for, because i dont really like this guy all that much.
jill20scotland (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 25, 2004report abuse
Well Jim, thats like you telling me that I look at things with Elvis rose tinted glasses. haha i mean is that meant to be a compliment?.
you don't know me, and you don't know the entourage...not any of us do.. that is very narrow minded im sure anyone would agree.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2004report abuse
Sorry Jill, you're talking with Elvis Rose Tinted Glasses on. There isn't a single member of the Elvis entourage who loved Elvis. They are a bunch of nobodys and will always be after an Elvis related pay cheque.
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2004report abuse
You're correct, of course, David has every right to share whatever life experiences he likes with the world. And we have the very same right to consider him a low-life leech who continues to feed off a 27-year-old corpse, and reject his well-compensated offerings out of hand.
John Dawson (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2004report abuse
Elvis said many times that you shouldn't judge a man until you have walked in his shoes. The fact is that David Stanley is Elvis's step-brother. Elvis accepted him, loved him, trusted him and kept him around until the day he died. David had no choice in becoming a member of Elvis's family and none of us knows for sure how we might have responded to his situation. He has a right to share his life experiences just as the rest of us do.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2004report abuse
Well said Jill... I had some bitter feelings toward some in the entourage, 20 years ago, but now I see things from a different perspective. Age and experience have focused my point of view to perceive the events of Elvis's life more objectively.
jill20scotland (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2004report abuse
Attacking Elvis' entourage like that is very thoughtless
because as fans we don't truely know what life was like for them around Elvis at that time. But I do know this seeing some one you love ill & not being able to do anything to stop it is the worst feeling ever ...I know that personally. Lets not dwell on the past, Good luck to them all.
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2004report abuse
My personal thoughts even though I have never met anyone from the Elvis Entourage, is quite simply, I cannot stand any of them. Elvis was one big pay cheque to them and even though he has been dead for nearly 30 years, they still use his name as means of a salary. And please dont tell me how wonderful Sonny West and Co are, what they did in writing Elvis What Happened (the final nail in Elvis's coffin) was truly disgraceful and from that day on, I wouldn't give them the time of day. PS - Say what you like about Colonel Parker but at least he kept his mouth shut until the day he died, where he out of everyone, could have made even more millions by selling his story.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2004report abuse
Sabine, no offense, I didn't mean it that way. Hey on the bright side; Allanis Morrisette sold 14 million albums with that phraze. Peace
sabine (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2004report abuse
First you don't know anything about me so don't call me an ordinary slob. I think David could have done great things with his life if he had wanted to, instead he's just another sycophant.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2004report abuse
Oh Sabine. They lived and worked for Elvis, yet it will make you happy if they become ordinary slobs like you and me, and get regular jobs. If I were them, I would agree, that sounds like a dream goal. Come on Sabine;as long as it is well intended, I hope they use their creativity in a positive way to keep Elvis in the minds of a new generation.. Very important goal, especially during these times.. Think outside the box please.
sabine (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 23, 2004report abuse
Will these guys ever get real jobs and stop living off of Elvis-Please!
jill20scotland (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2004report abuse
Well ..what can I say cashing in on Elvis' name again..BUT
I know life could'nt have been a bed of roses for David & the rest of the crew, I respect that and I wish he and his movie career the best of luck and send kind wishes to all of his family.
gribz (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2004report abuse
I dis-agree. I don't think it has been told enough, and if it is done in good taste, I think we need to see it. The coming attractions look pretty good. Elvis has to get out there as much as possible, if we're going bring the king to the next generation... I'm looking forward to it..
dismas (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2004report abuse
This is sure to be a low-budget, low-rent, low-down production. After all, it's coming from a real-life bottom-feeder. I'm with gary & flipper -- the less said, and who cares!
Flipper (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2004report abuse
I agree. Elvis was such a fascinating character that I find if hard to believe a good and honest film of his life hasn't been made yet. Who would be interested in David Stanley anyway?
gary (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 22, 2004report abuse
Least said the better.

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