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Liz & Dick (2012)

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The torrid relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

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On the set of Cleopatra, Hollywood's most beautiful star, Elizabeth Taylor, fell into the arms of one of the world's greatest actors, Richard Burton - and she didn't leave. Their subsequent white-hot, scandalous love affair gave rise to the paparazzi and they became the most hunted and photographed couple on earth. Their rocky, passionate, relationship, born in front of the cameras, was subsequently captured in a series of films, including The V.I.P.s and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The last of the great, extravagant stars, flaunting diamonds, yachts and private planes, they continually seized the headlines. They even divorced and married again - only to divorce again - but remain in each other's hearts. This Elizabeth Taylor - Richard Burton story is a no-holds barred account of their undying, but impossible love. Written by Larry A. Thompson Productions, Inc.

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Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor. See more »

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Although the film tells a story of over three decades, it was shot in 20 days. Grant Bowler, who plays Richard Burton stated "Everything was period, wigged, for both of us, so it was long days. Lindsay came at it with absolutely everything she had and so did I." See more »

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Richard Burton was almost never called "Dick" by anyone - he had an intense dislike of this diminutive and never hesitated to let people know that. Close friends and relatives usually called him "Rich", in the Welsh manner, or simply "Richard", a formality he preferred. He often said that the only people who called him "Dick" were journalists pretending familiarity with him. See more »

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Elizabeth Taylor: I'm bored. I'm so bored!
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.160 (2012) See more »

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Just In Time
Written by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green
Performed by Dean Martin and Dave Koz
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It would be better with her voice filtered out
25 November 2012 | by (MiddleMass.) – See all my reviews

As has been noted, Bowler evokes Burton with his voice. He has studied him, has it down. Lohan does not sound like Taylor at all, does not bring anything that remotely captures the essence of the woman to this film pairing. She just careens through her lines as if a superficial physical resemblance was all that mattered. And her inability to evoke Elizabeth is a constant irritant. There is nothing in this performance that gives a clue as to why they were attracted to one another...or if they really were. I kept listening for a resemblance in the voice, in the bearing..it just was not there. I found myself thinking at one point that Michael Jackson could have done a better job, as he sure had studied the woman. Painful.


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