Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Behind the scenes of "Behind the Candelabra"



After the debut of HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" this past Sunday, the producers have released an extended 14 minute behind the scenes/"making of" video that explores the discussions and process of making the movie.

I, along with millions this weekend, caught the film and enjoyed it. I thought the acting, especially by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, was very strong. At one point in the film I realized I had completely bought into the idea that I was watching "Liberace" and "Scott Thorson" and not these two actors.

It's almost hard to say I "enjoyed" the film, though, as the story that unfolds before us is almost creepy and unsettling at each turn. This is not a happy love story. There's something tragic about the entire encounter from the very beginning.

If you are an HBO subscriber, I highly recommend the film. And if you aren't, check out the video above. I'd say it's good enough to get you to try a subscription. The original programming on HBO is some of the very best TV there is.

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