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Behind the Candelabra (2013) is an American biographical drama film based on Scott Thorson's 1988 memoir "Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace". It was directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Michael Douglas as Liberace, Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, Scott Bakula as Bob Black and Dan Aykroyd as Seymour Heller. The film follows Scott who was introduced to Liberace in 1977 and became his lover, depicting the last ten years of Liberace's life.

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How accurate an adaptation was "Behind the Candelabra"?

The 2013 film Behind the Candelabra is based on Scott Thorson's 1988 memoir of the same name. The movie purports to dramatize Thorson's relationship with Liberace, from 1977 until shortly after the ...
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How was Michael Douglas' apparent facelift achieved in "Behind the Candelabra"?

Michael Douglas, playing Liberace, has a facelift partway through the HBO movie. His skin is noticeably tighter and smoother afterwards. How was the effect achieved?
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Why is the movie named "Behind the Candelabra"?

While I realise that the Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, is based on Scott Thorson's book of the same name, what is the meaning of the title?
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