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Clambake

directed by Arthur Nadel
United States, 1967

Synopsis

In the last of Elvis Presley’s three 1967 releases, he stars as Scott, an oil heir who longs for a life free of expectations. So he trades lives with a water-ski instructor and seeks a mate who will like him for his personality and not his wealth.

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  • greg x's rating of the film Clambake

    Exemplifies the paradox of the utterly ephemeral in that it is so of it's moment that it holds value as a measure of an attitude which can never be regained, and even that attitude was largely artificial, built as much to hold fast against the time as welcome it. Clambake isn't unique in this, nor is this unique to the era, instead its singularity comes in capturing so well the churn of creative conformity.

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