Elvis like America was young once and beautifully awed. Elvis had his majesty when he landed on the world stage, just as America had hers. This is a movie very much about America—about the role that Elvis played in changes to the American story over the last hundred years. His life in many ways is a cautionary tale for America. The country faces similar challenges in the way our grandeur, our authenticity, our democracy has been undermined and threatened by capitalism, by money, by power. Money and power unraveled Elvis and I think it runs the risk of totally unraveling us unless we live up to something better.