She looked very vivid in that multi-pattern long dress I remember, and of course she flashed those diamonds.!
After the success of the Liberace telefilm, it will be interesting to see how this ones does. Helena Bonham-Carter actually looks quite the best of the Taylor look-alikes, but I don't see anything of Burton in Dominic West. Maybe more, after we get to see it next week. I still have 2 of her choice '70s extravaganzas to re-watch sometime soon too, 1971's ZEE & CO (x, y & zee) and '73's daft NIGHT WATCH.
CLEOPATRA is back in cinemas too for a 50th anniversary re-release, and is a treat on the big screen, real spectacle plus all that enjoyable talk, courtesty of Mankiewicz.
In the BBC film Helena Bonham-Carter is indeed astonishing as Taylor - of course the lilac and purple colours help. Taylor here is a boozy, pill-addled, manipulative mess - forever pouring drinks, and arriving late for rehearsals, with her pets, and not learning her lines. She sees the venture as a way of getting Burton (who is about to re-marry) back into her orbit, so is devastated when her ruse fails. This BBC4 BURTON AND TAYLOR film is fascinating on many levels, one to catch if and when you can.