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Old 06-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #61
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No, you misunderstand. I was talking of purely Michael Douglass playing the piano. You can't learn that kind of playing, so i assumed it was an effect, and that effect is what I was talking about being a bit cheesy.

The rest of it I was partly alive for. I remember the awesome cheesetastic nature of it.
The piano was being played by the late Marvin Hamlish! You didn't see Michael Douglas' fingers on the keyboard.

Lee was like in that video, you could barely hear the piano over the orchestra. People will buy flash over substance.

I saw him do that "Boogie Woogie ... Now I'll do 32(?) to the bar..." several times.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:01 PM   #62
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No way. Marvin Hamlisch???

I loved him. Saw him back in the early 90's.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #63
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32, I think, is beats per bar. Normal would be 4.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:04 PM   #64
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Ah ha! It was as I suspected-Douglas's head was grafted onto a Liberace "virtuoso".

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/beh...iberace-558901

Hamlisch was involved in the show, just not in that capacity.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #65
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I read there was a double for the piano playing. Not sure who.

Yesterday on Stern Thorson said he had a relationship with Michael Jackson, he cheated on Liberace with him and when they broke up had a longer relationship with him.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:10 PM   #66
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I read there was a double for the piano playing. Not sure who.

Yesterday on Stern Thorson said he had a relationship with Michael Jackson, he cheated on Liberace with him and when they broke up had a longer relationship with him.
Yeah, the double's name is in the article I linked.
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No way. Marvin Hamlisch???

I loved him. Saw him back in the early 90's.
Marvin Hamlisch is in the credits and there is a tribute to him. He may have done some of the background music.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:32 AM   #68
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Marvin Hamlisch is in the credits and there is a tribute to him. He may have done some of the background music.
Yeah, he wrote a song and was an executive producer, I want to say?

Either way, it's awesome. I loved him. He was really fun in concert.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:13 PM   #69
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Watched this last night (BluRay from Netflix). Thought it was pretty good. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon were great. I was expecting Rob Lowe's character to have a larger role. But he was sill really creepy good.

I really don't know how totally true it all was. Liberace didn't came across as being all that good as a person. Yeah, sure, he trades in for a newer model boy toy every few years. But damn. They made him seem kinda like a prick. Dunno how fair that is. He was certainly a talented musician. And a great showman. Sure, it's stoopid crazy over the top showy. But it's Vegas, baby! So, it's OK. I mean, it's Las Vegas. (I love Las Vegas)
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:41 AM   #70
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Yeah, I wouldn't have minded seeing more of that uber-creepy Rob Lowe character. Man, he got that look down pat. I've seen some pretty creepy stuff, but I've seen few things creepier than that 'look'.

I've watched it three times, actually. I saw it once. Got the book. Read the book. Watched movie again very shortly after reading book. Then a couple of weeks ago I saw it again. For anybody looking for it, I'm still seeing it on the Tivo guide, on various HBO channels.

I really think that Scott loved him and you can feel that a little bit more through the book. Of course, they amp up the movie a bit. I think that Liberace was a bit priggish because of the way he grew up with an over-bearing mother (would have liked to see more Debbie Reynolds in the movie, too). He needed to be the one in control after breaking away from that. Over all, however, they really did keep pretty closely with the book. With movies there is always stuff left out, for the sake of time.

This has become one of those movies that, if I happen across it in progress, I will probably always stop and watch.
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