Elizabeth Taylor: An Unauthorized Biography

 (34)1 h 29 min201313+
For more than 60 years Elizabeth Taylor's dazzling beauty and scandalous life captured our fascination, provoked our envy, teased our curiosity and, at times aroused our pity. She was American royalty and the undisputed queen of the tabloids. See her life unfold from her first film through her last marriage and hear her thoughts on being a star, marriage and being what Hollywood tried to make her.
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Various
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ElizabethTaylorRichardBurtonEddieFisher
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DocumentarySpecial Interest
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English [CC]
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English
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DebbieReynoldsRockHudson
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Legend Films & Jersey Productions
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2.8 out of 5 stars

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SambroziaReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2017
1.0 out of 5 starsThis is a great example of lazy filmmaking
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This is a great example of lazy filmmaking. 70% of the footage is just clips (sometimes 4-5 minutes long) from her movies, interviews, and trailers, without any commentary at all. The 30% of the movie with commentary or point of view has such stilted dialogue that it seems it was written overnight or on the spot, and delivered by a narrator who must've paused at the end of each line on the page, whether punctuation called of for it or not. It's offensive because I don't think there's any way anyone involved with the making of the film (let alone anyone at Amazon who decided to put this in rotation) thought this is a decent film - but they thought somehow the audience wouldn't notice what a giant turd they were trying to pass off as a film.
6 people found this helpful
OzarkButterflyReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsA Timeless Stunning Beauty!!!
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A Timeless Stunning Beauty!!! I truly enjoyed this "unauthorized" biography. Sure, I do understand other's reviews that would have liked to have seen more on Elizabeth's childhood and family life, but there are other info outlets to obtain additional information at. Her life was AMAZING and what a star! Then, of course, her tumultuous personal life, with on and off screen romances, multiple marriages/divorces - including marrying one of her best friends husbands (Eddie Fisher), near death illnesses, rehab stays, AIDS research, a successful perfume line, having rare beautiful violet eyes, even sadly she was rag mag fodder too many times...the list goes on. Through her 79 years, this fabulously gorgeous & talented star was a remarkable lady, who truly lived ....
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Tommie-LouReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2017
1.0 out of 5 starsPoor Quality Control
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Very poor quality pictures. Bleary at times. Save your $. Poorly done.
5 people found this helpful
jazzyunderpantsReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2017
1.0 out of 5 starsAbsolute garbage.
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Awful. Amateurish. Terrble production values. Absolute garbage.
4 people found this helpful
mountain serenityReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2017
4.0 out of 5 starsA Great Beauty, Bigger Than Life.
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I grew up reading about the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. They were both fascinating and intelligent people who seemed to love each other. I appreciate knowing more about Elizabeth Taylor's rise as a star and accomplished actress. A great beauty, she was surely bigger than life!
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Radioactivegurl2Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2017
1.0 out of 5 starsHorrid, simply horrid.I
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Horrid, simply horrid.I can't even suffer through it for Liz!
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KittyReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2018
4.0 out of 5 starsElizabeth Taylor, A Hollywood Legend
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I wanted to watch this video about Elizabeth Taylor on Amazon. She was a very famous movie star I've heard about since I was a teenager. I remember Elizabeth did very few tweets in Twitter until her death. I know her favorite color is purple. She was beautiful.
MemberA2OReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017
1.0 out of 5 starsOne Star
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I don't even wish my enemies to this documentary. It is so bad
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