Click here to read the full article. Does the phrase “That’s All Right, Mama” apply to the new “ Elvis ” movie… as in, “that’s all correct, ma’am”? No one is probably expecting that ; any practiced watcher of biopics knows virtually any example will take deep liberties with the facts for dramatic purposes. And maybe it’s a given that a director who puts hip-hop and hard rock on his period-film soundtracks, as Baz Luhrmann does, might favor effect over total verisimilitude. Still, “Elvis” is right on enough counts — literally or spiritually — that it’s worth trying to separate fact from fiction in the movie’s narrative of Elvis Presley (played by Austin Butler) and his nearly career-long manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). There may be no one better to go to who can provide the truth on both Presley and “the Colonel,” in tandem, than the latter’s biographer, Alanna Nash. Nash, a veteran music journalist, published “The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel … [Read more...] about ‘Elvis’ Fact or Fiction: Colonel Tom Parker Biographer on What’s Real and Not in Baz Luhrmann Biopic
From personal music players to gaming consoles, Sony Group has often gambled in order to be a pioneer, but a leap into electric cars could take the risks to a new level for the Japanese consumer tech giant. While investors were wowed when Chief Executive Kenichiro Yoshida this week told a Las Vegas tech fair the company was setting up Sony Mobility, its stock fell 7 percent earlier as they contemplated the challenge of actually delivering EVs packed with sensors, consumer electronics and entertainment offerings. The primary goal of Sony-branded cars, analysts say, is to create an autonomous connected vehicle for services such as car-sharing and ride-hailing, which could eventually outstrip automobile sales. Research firm MarketsandMarkets estimates that the "mobility as a service" market could balloon to $40 billion by 2030 from around $3 billion last year. But analysts point out that Sony would likely have to invest heavily in plant and equipment to bring its prototype … [Read more...] about Could Jumping on the Electric Vehicle Bandwagon Prove Risky For Sony?