David Bianculli reviews BBC America’s TV movie “Burton and Taylor” a “narrow biography” of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Bianculli considers last year’s Lifetime TV movie “Liz & Dick" starring Lindsay Lohan in his review:
Burton and Taylor is as serious as last year’s Liz & Dick telemovie was campy. For writer Ivory and director Richard Laxton, it’s easily a career best. For stars Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West, it’s one more triumph to add to their already impressive resumes. And for other TV writers and producers looking to dramatize the lives of famous figures, Burton and Taylor, like Steven Spielberg’s narrowly focused movie biography of Lincoln, serves as a very clear lesson. Sometimes, when deciding how much of a life to examine, less very definitely is more.
Read the full reviewhere.
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