Talk:Jailhouse Rock (film)/Archive 1

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"Jailhouse Rock" is an album and a song...and also a martial art which was developed in prison." What? The song was developed in the prison? --Menchi 08:37, 25 Nov 2003 (UTC)

I rearranged and reworded the part on the martial art. It was kinda thrown in there awkwardly. Aesopian 17:09, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 19:25, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot 03:01, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Moved synopsis paragraph here

The last paragraph of the synopsis is an unsourced essay [1], so I have moved it here.

What teenagers in the 1950s saw, however, was not the humble pie at the end, but the moody belligerence, heightened by episodes of violence as Presley lashed out at things he detested, like the executive who stole his idea to make a buck. The behavior exhibited by Presley in the film broke all the rules of acceptability known to anyone growing up in the decade, ignoring the parameters they had been taught to observe in that conformist decade. Denigrating his would-be girlfriend Tyler with a mixture of lust and arrogant indifference, instead of asking her to accept his fraternity pledge pin before immediately settling down, getting married, and moving to suburbia, and his seemingly unjustified anger to those trying to help him, must have been exhilirating to teenagers at the time. Although much of the movie appears to modern eyes as awkward, overdone, and at times downright silly, Presley's performance in Jailhouse Rock cemented his image as an embodiment of fifties teen rebellion, alongside Marlon Brando in The Wild One and James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause.

Bantosh 21:12, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

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Comments after copy edit

Hey! I just finished working on the article and had a couple comments and suggestions:

  • I think the plot summary could be condensed somewhat. I took the liberty of removing a few sentences here and there; hopefully it wasn't anything critical. I read this essay before I started: Wikipedia:How to write a plot summary, but I didn't want to change too much because I haven't seen the movie myself.
  • Some quotations in the critical reception section contain errors, which I'll put in bold-face for this example:
Cue magazine delivered another unfavorable review, describing the movie plot as "(an) Unpleasant, mediocre and tasteless drama of a surly, (about a) Ill- mannered, hillbilly convict whose glowering creed and epileptic singling style make him top record star."
Square brackets should used to indicate editorial replacements and insertions within the quotations. Also, if those typos were present in the actual quote, then you should throw in some {{sic}} tags, or someone may "correct" them. If they are typographical errors, they should be corrected. I have a feeling it's a little of both, but I don't have access to the source text, so I can't check it. Here's another:
The Miami News wrote: "Only Elvis Presley and his ‘Jailhouse Rock’ can keep pace with the movie debut of this ‘personality,’ the records show. In estimating the lasting appeal of their grotesque performer"
What's with that sentence fragment at the end there?

Anyway, aside from those few things, I thought it was pretty good. Now I want to watch the movie. Cheers. Braincricket (talk) 08:01, 2 January 2012 (UTC)