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Old 05-23-2013, 02:58 PM
Status: "just forget it and move on" (set 11 hours ago)
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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So, I don't get HBO. And I am not sorry I will miss this cause I just could not stomach seeing Matt Damon kissing Liberace (Mike Douglas) in the bathtub. Its on HBO Sunday night. Hope everyone who wants to see it gets the chance.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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I'm looking forward to it! I'm not that taken by Liberace or the story per se but I like the actors and enjoy it when they take parts that are far out of their box. Since this is a Soderberg project I'm assuming that they are more on board because they have worked with him in he past and they like working together.
I wonder if this movie will finally crack the mystery of why Liberace was so popular? Apparently Soderbergs parents liked him according to an interview though like and being big fans I think is different.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Ugh!! hope they replay it. I always have so many things recording on Sundays.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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We had front row seats for Liberace years ago. He was extremely entertaining. I don't remember anyone ever discussing his personal life. The article contains mixed reviews about his piano playing skills. Listen to him play in the videos. I'll be watching Sunday.

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In Behind the Candelabra, the first time we encounter Michael Douglas’ Liberace is, naturally, on stage, treating his Vegas audience to a little bit of the boogie-woogie. He deftly carries the jaunty rhythmic bass line in his left hand while adding the melodic riff in his right between bouts of patter with the audience. And if you didn’t think talking and playing (and grinning) at the same time was impressive enough, how about that little “experiment,” as Liberace puts it, where he effortlessly plays the tune double-time—you know, 16 beats to the bar instead of 8?
Liberace movie Behind the Candelabra: Was he a good pianist? (VIDEO)
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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We don't subscribe to HBO but I'd like to see the movie. Hopefully my sister will record it. My mother lived next door to Liberace when she was a teenager and talks lovingly about Walter and his brother George. She is 91 now and has dementia. She may not remember what she had for lunch, but she will never forget Liberace!
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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No thanks.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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I'm going to set my DVR right now because by Sunday I will probably forget about it. Thanks for the reminder, Barb, even though it wasn't meant to be positive.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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I'm excited to see it, but I don't have HBO...will have to find some other means to watch it.

I have a photo of Lee cooking in his piano-themed kitchen hanging over my stove...a souvenir from the Liberace museum in Vegas (sadly now closed).
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Military City, USA.
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I'd watch it if I had HBO. He certainly was gifted. I grew up knowing of him and seeing him perform on TV in the '60's. Always a fun show!
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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This was actually an entry at the Cannes film festival. Reviews are excellent. I read that if it had had a theatrical release, it would have been Academy Award.material.
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