Burton and Taylor

Burton and Taylor

DVD - 2014
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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor had one of the most fascinating, glamorous and tempestuous relationships of the 20th century - the two most famous movie stars of their day who played out every high and low of their love affairs, multiple marriages and divorces right in the public eye. The movie follows their private and public relationship played out against their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward's stage play.
Publisher: London : BBC Video, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 BUR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Nov 07, 2018

An alcohol fuelled reunion of Richard & Liz after their second break-up. Helena Bonham Carter does a spot on rendition of Liz as a self-centred prima donna, there are many uncanny moments where she has the hair and make up so right she actually looks like the star she's portraying. The male character comes off as the good guy in this version and looks nothing like Richard Burton, doesn't even have the rich Welsh accent, he sounds more Brit.

Dec 31, 2017

I could not finish this boring flop. Liz and Richard were interesting people but not in this boondoggle. Over rated.

Dec 19, 2017

Technically a fine movie and well acted but not as compelling as one might imagine.

Oct 19, 2017

Not impressed at all. Found it extremely boring.

Franln Nov 30, 2016

Not a very thrilling movie but Helena Bonham Carter does a spot-on Liz Taylor even though she looks nothing like her.

Dec 21, 2015

I loved Liz Taylor, I read all the magazines about her and thought she was so beautiful, of course I was a teenager then. This movie was boring! The dialogue dragged, it just did not hold any interest for me. Did not finish watching this film.

dim250 Jun 04, 2015

Terrible. Don't waste your time.

Feb 14, 2015

Burton and Taylor is a good (but not great) dramatization of two of show biz's biggest divas. The acting is solid, but the script needed some work to take it to the four-star level, in my opinion.

Chapel_Hill_SarahW Nov 15, 2014

Interesting bio-pic. Both West and Bonham-Carter give great performances and have good chemistry.

Oct 04, 2014

Essentially just a trashy behind the scenes TV movie about Hollywood's most tumultous couple, Burton and Taylor doesn't really try and be anything but that and perhaps that why I enjoyed it as much as I did. It's not reaching for any higher ambition, and really only wants to show the relationship between these two stars and, I felt, succeeds. The performances are sketchy at times, but work best in the quiet moments of interaction between the two, where both Cooper and Bonham Carter capture the everlasting bond between these two actors. It's a trashy watch, but not an unenjoyable one.

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Mar 03, 2014

Richard Burton: "...We're addicts, Elizabeth. You and I." Elizabeth Taylor: "What?" Richard Burton: "It's what 'King Lear's' all about; it's why I wanna do it so much. About the need we all have for drugs of... one kind or another... without which we crumble." Elizabeth Taylor: "What drugs?" Richard Burton: "Kinship, power... love." Elizabeth Taylor: "Love is not a drug!" Richard Burton: "Isn't it? I don't know... You can have too much... Until just a sip... takes you beyond, and ravages you..."

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