Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film director Cameron Crowe is featured in the June 2009 edition of the "Empire" film magazine. He chooses his "Top 10 Musical Moments in Film". At number 8 in the list is Elvis Presley and his performance of 'Edge of Reality' from the 1968 M.G.M movie, 'Live A Little,
Love A Little' and here is what Crowe says of this particular performance:
"Many credit the Colonel for steering Elvis into his (arguably-cheesy) '60s movie period. Actually it was Norman Taurog who defined the so-called Elvis Movie that became the King's bread-and-butter after the more authentic Loving You - Jailhouse Rock - King Creole phase.
" Taurog ended all that with G.I. Blues and went on to shoot eight more Elvis kissing-dancing loving classics. The rootsy early Elvis was never seen again, but in it's place was a riveting run of films that Elvis literally walked through at a pace of three a year. Every once in a while, a true genius would be shooting through. Elvis' weariness sometimes created seismically funny and accidentally profound sequences. Like this one. Groove out to his true foray into psychedelia. You can't quite believe it exists."
Source: Various / Updated: May 14, 2009