Where does TTWIS come from?

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Where does TTWIS come from?

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Where does the title of the move 'That's The Way It Is' come from? It's not a song title or a quote from the film?


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I think it's just a good title that sums everything up - he's Elvis, he's great and that's the way it is!



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harris497 on Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:02 pm wrote:Where does the title of the move 'That's The Way It Is' come from? It's not a song title or a quote from the film?
You may want to correct part of the title of this thread to "TTWII."


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I always thought it was a riff on Walter Cronkite's famous sign off, "and that's the way it is."



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harris497 on Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:02 pm wrote:Where does the title of the move 'That's The Way It Is' come from? It's not a song title or a quote from the film?
We've discussed this before.

As noted by Hobbes, legendary CBS-TV newscaster Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," used to sign off his nightly newscast with (example):

"And that's the way it is, for Monday, August 10, 1970."


I'll wager it was director Denis Sanders who chose to "borrow" Walter's line as:

"Elvis, That's The Way It Is."


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How 'That's the way it is' became Cronkite's tag line
http://www.cnn.com:80/2009/US/07/18/cronkite.thats.the.way.it.is/index.html


Walter Cronkite - The CBS Evening News
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Cronkite#Anchor_of_the_CBS_Evening_News



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Walter Cronkite: On His Signature Sign-off



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Walter Cronkite sign-off


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Interesting. Thanks!!


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