Baz Luhrmann
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For Infidelity: Reconsidering Aesthetic Anachronism
17 Sep 2013 // 9:14 PM

Being faithful to the original can require removing it from its context. It’s a necessary and paradoxical reversal.

Hey, Old Sport, (Again): Hollywood and 'The Great Gatsby'
1 May 2013 // 5:14 PM

Here comes another adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Why should this one succeed where its predecessors have failed?


Baz Luhrmann's Penchant for Crowd-Pleasing Is Explicit in 'Strictly Ballroom'
5 Jun 2013 // 5:10 PM

Though not based on literature or history, Strictly Ballroom is no less archetypal than Baz Luhrmann's other work.

'Moulin Rouge' Is a Silly, Campy, Wonderful Effort to Save the Movie Musical from Itself
2 Nov 2010 // 4:00 PM

The movie might seem oversized and unwieldy in its heedless pursuit of romantic sensation, but Luhrmann and company are speaking in cinematic language, not translating from Broadway -- and they do so with sophistication.


‘The Great Gatsby’ Proves That Baz Luhrmann is Our Disco Michael Bay
23 Aug 2013 // 7:00 AM

One of the year’s worst films, Luhrmann’s trashy, overhyped, faux- Jazz Age spectacle is so shallow as to be creatively nonexistent.

A "Great" Gatsby? Absolutely!
9 May 2013 // 6:25 PM

Luhrmann's Gatsby may be the most boisterous downer ever put to film. By playing up the highs, the director increases the depth of the lows.


Hugh Jackman brings epic sexiness to film epic 'Australia'
25 Nov 2008 // 10:55 PM

"Australia," the audacious epic from visionary director Baz Luhrmann, is being hailed as the Pacific "Gone With the Wind." The movie's scintillating star, Hugh Jackman,

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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