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'Burton And Taylor' Trailer: Can Helena Bonham Carter Right Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor Wrongs?

The movie is set to premiere this fall.

by Anonymousreply 1311/25/2013

Elizabeth Taylor with brown eyes? Sucks already.

by Anonymousreply 107/06/2013

Helena Bonham Carter may be an even worse choice than Lindsay Lohan.

by Anonymousreply 207/06/2013

At least it's not directed by the other Burton

by Anonymousreply 307/06/2013

HBC can be a damn good actress, when away from Tim Burton and musicals.

Why she's chosen to center her career around those two things is a mystery.

by Anonymousreply 407/06/2013

I never miss a Helena Bonham Carter musical.

by Anonymousreply 507/06/2013

She looked very flat-chested for Liz in the clip.

by Anonymousreply 607/06/2013

Complete failure. She looks, acts, and sounds absolutely nothing like Elizabeth Taylor. Only positive is, this is the first role in twenty years where her hair is combed.

by Anonymousreply 707/07/2013

This aired in the UK last night. Any British DLers see it? How was it? Reviews were mostly positive.

by Anonymousreply 807/23/2013

(R2) Ever heard of contact lenses?

by Anonymousreply 907/23/2013

I saw it. I thought she and Dominic West were both great. It was very touching. They both got the essences of Burton and Taylor right without resorting to mimicry.

by Anonymousreply 1007/23/2013

She looks nothing like Liz Taylor. Flop!

by Anonymousreply 1107/23/2013

There's only one Liz Taylor.

by Anonymousreply 1207/23/2013

This is available on BBC America on Demand. I just saw it, and.... well. It's pretty tough going. I couldn't believe it only lasted 2 hours--it felt like 4.

HBC does a creditable job. She gets the Liz voice and manner right, even if she doesn't always look like her. West is fine. The problem is the earnest, dull, talky script, which makes Burton a pious saint of the theatre struggling with his demons, and Taylor a bitter slave of love. Yawn. Even the hideous LiLo version made the point more succinctly.

Maybe I just don't find this romance that interesting.

by Anonymousreply 1311/25/2013
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