Boscutti's Elvis Presley (Screenplay)

Adult
Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Walk a thousand miles in Elvis' shoes.

It's 1970. It's Christmas. And Elvis Presley is jack of it. He's had enough of the songs, the fans, the girls, the guys, everything. He flees Graceland on a wild, manic quest to meet President Nixon before Colonel Parker can haul his ass back to Memphis. The King wants to score a Federal Drug Agent's badge. The President of America is the only man who . . . More

Available formats: epub mobi pdf rtf lrf pdb txt html

First 11% Sample: epub mobi (Kindle) lrf more Online Reader
Words: 19,060
Language: English
ISBN: 9780980712551
About Stefano Boscutti

STEFANO BOSCUTTI is an award-winning writer and director.

He loves stories about true mavericks and outsiders who want to change the world. Larger than life characters who either wildly succeed or go down in flames. (Often both at the same time.) Boscutti's stories are usually laced with humor and a ton of irony.

Also by This Author

Reviews

Review by: Danielle Christine on June 03, 2012 :
Boscutti's Elvis Presley was a comical story that made me laugh more than once. Based on a true story, this screenplay gives you a wild ride to the peculiar life and psyche of Elvis Presley. Stephen Boscutti is an interesting storyteller - he uses insightful and vivid ways to describe the scenes. If you are looking for something different, this comical screenplay delivers it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Matt Kelland on June 01, 2012 :
A drugged-up Elvis decides to head to the White House, meet Nixon, and get a Federal Drug Agent's badge. It's a great piece of comedy, made even more bizarre by the fact that it's a true story!

There's something tragi-comic about Elvis's behavior: the way he doesn't see a problem carrying his guns onto planes, and thinks it's reasonable to ask the pilot to divert a commercial flight for his personal convenience. It's obvious that his personal life is a total disaster, yet somehow, he gets away with it - a true larger than life character.

This would definitely make a fun film, something like a cross between Catch Me If You Can and The Men Who Stare At Goats. However, it's already been done (Elvis Meets Nixon, 1997) - I haven't seen that version, but I'll certainly look for it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kate F on May 31, 2012 :
Such a fun read! I really enjoyed reading this screenplay that's based on a true story.

Elvis is on a mission to meet President Nixon and find a way to convince the president to give him a Federal Drug Agent's badge. The journey itself is very entertaining, and it's interesting to read through this screenplay as Elvis is obviously not completely with it.

It is intriguing to read about a man who was loved by so many people who feels as though he is entirely alone, and also as someone struggling with mental instability.

This being written as a screenplay instead of a novel really brought the scenes and the story to life, and the dialogue is believable and fun.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Report this book