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LIBERACE MOVIE A HIT FOR HBO

May 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Aided by solid reviews earlier in the week at the Cannes Film Festival, where it participated in the competition, director Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra produced the highest ratings for an HBO original movie in nine years. The first screening of the movie attracted 2.4 million viewers; a second, immediately afterwards, attracted an additional 1.1 […]

DIRECTOR SAYS LIBERACE BIOPIC WAS “TOO GAY” FOR STUDIOS

January 7, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Despite being directed by an Oscar winner and starring two other Oscar winners, Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh’s drama about flamboyant pianist/entertainer Liberace, received a pass from every major studio, Soderbergh told TheWrap.com. The film, which cost just $5 million to produce and stars Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his longtime lover […]