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December 9, 2007

Protecting The King

Producer/writer/director D. Edward Stanley is perhaps best known as David Stanley - stepbrother to the King of Rock N Roll. Of course Elvis fans everywhere know that Stanley dropped out of school at 16 to join Elvis on tour as a bodyguard and confidante. Protecting The King is his story. And a compelling story it is indeed. Stanley utilizes a great cast to dramatize the unforgettable highs and lows of his tenure as one of the Memphis Mafia. Peter Dobson does a great job of "being" Elvis not merely impersonating him. Matt Barr portrays the young Stanley to great effect. Veteran actor Tom Sizemore is in fine form as a close Elvis aide. This first hand account by Stanley carries great credibility and a must for all Elvis fans. The fact that the film is fairly predictable (after all we all know what contributed to Presley's downfall by now) doesn't make it any less compelling or interesting. One can sense that the making of this film was a cathartic experience for Mr. Stanley as well as a worthwhile viewing experience for the Elvis devotee. Hopefully other projects beyond Elvis await the talented D. Edward Stanley.

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