Behind the Candelabra

Behind the Candelabra

DVD - 2013
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Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, this HBO Films drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace, the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes, trademark candelabra, and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., 2013.
Branch Call Number: FIC Behin
Characteristics: 1 DVD (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 16, 2019

When homosexual films are made their mind-set is , more than not, to include the most disturbing, disgusting, flagrant sexual actions for the world to see how they do their sex acts and it should be banned as it was in the '50's when morality was at it's highest. I wouldn't give this atrocity any stars but I wanted to bring it's 4 star down. "Throw up" should say everything about this tragedy of a film.

Apr 01, 2019

Not a bad movie...Michael Douglas voice gets annoying sometimes...but overall it was okay.

Nov 19, 2018

We really liked the movie and learning a bit more of his private life. I was able to attend a couple of his shows in Vegas while on business trips and found him to be a very good entertainer. In spite of the fact his manager tried to hide that he was a flaming queer everyone knew he was and that was part of his charm. I remember him introducing his young protege that had driven his car on stage and the way he introduced him one would think he was going to jump him right there on stage and we all laughed. The last show I attended had a lot of women in the front couple of rows that he paid attention to but we knew it was only for show and not for a go.

May 13, 2018

wow the coming out of a marvelous performer ....that was a wow factor in his performance before his time beginning of television to 80's ....matching present day performers. compared to present day its just a sneeze on performers that hide the secret life to the fans.

Apr 03, 2018

Above-average coverage from a gay perspective of some well-trodden Hollywood ground (fame, love, drugs, infidelity), thanks to the performances that director Steven Soderbergh draws from some big Hollywood names.

Jan 26, 2018

I was underwhelmed. There didn't seem to be much story propelling things forward, other than pettiness and jealousy. I couldn't finish it.

Jan 18, 2018

"Behind the Candelabra" is a five out of five stars. This documdrama about legendary performer Liberace is wonderful. Who knew that Michael Douglas could convincingly play the part of Liberace a gay man. Matt Damons performance as Liberaces lover is outstanding. Behind the Candelabra" portrays the nonglamerous side of the Liberace storey.

Sep 09, 2016

I suppose this was a love story, at least according to Scott Thorson. But I must admit to finding it more sordid and twisted than uplifting....

May 17, 2016

It is another interesting movie. This is my first time knowing about Liberache.

Sep 09, 2015

I found myself very engrossed in this movie. Found myself thinking about it for a couple days. I guess that says it all. Michael Douglas was excellent, as was Matt Damon. While Liberace was the highest grossing entertainer during his time, and he earned it with his work. His secret "gay" personal life was a train wreck. Taking in 16 year old boys as lovers? He was nothing but a pedaphile. He'd be in jail today for his actions. But nevertheless, he almost got away with it back then, the ultimate cost was his own life. Sad to think about how he got away with so much because he was a rich celebrity with so much to hide. I know this movie gives us only a glimpse of what really went on, and that is scarey. Liberace was one sick individual. This movie was worth the watch.

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May 13, 2018

The biography showed he was a control freak to all the sexual people and drove people to change with his monetary influences.

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