Baz Luhrmann
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News // 1 Articles
//Features

For Infidelity: Reconsidering Aesthetic Anachronism
17 Sep 2013 // 10:14 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 // 6:14 PM

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

//Reviews

Baz Luhrmann's Penchant for Crowd-Pleasing Is Explicit in 'Strictly Ballroom'
5 Jun 2013 // 6:10 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 // 5:00 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.

//Blogs

‘The Great Gatsby’ Proves That Baz Luhrmann is Our Disco Michael Bay
23 Aug 2013 // 8:00 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 // 7:25 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.

//News

Hugh Jackman brings epic sexiness to film epic 'Australia'
25 Nov 2008 // 11:55 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,

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//Blogs

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