Poll

Your Favorite by Baz Luhrmann Is:

haven't seen any
0 (0%)
don't like any
1 (6.7%)
other
0 (0%)
Strictly Ballroom
4 (26.7%)
Romeo + Juliet
0 (0%)
Moulin Rouge
9 (60%)
Australia
0 (0%)
The Great Gatsby
1 (6.7%)

Total Members Voted: 15

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Baz Luhrmann
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008, 02:31:39 PM »
I would actually rather watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua then ever be exposed to Luhrmann's wretched adaptation of Romeo and Juliet ever again.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Baz Luhrmann
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2008, 02:43:55 PM »
I can't believe what I'm reading! I love both Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge. They are visually perfect!
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Baz Luhrmann
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2008, 04:15:01 PM »
Chihuahua!! ;D
Chihuahua!! ;D

LOL

That's funnier than the trailer and the upcoming movie. 


please don't encourage them

  CHIHUAHUA!!!

I like his stuff visually - I think Moulin Ruge is a rather impressive achievement - it brought back musicals to the mainstream.
Romeo + Juiliet was so much fun to look at...
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Baz Luhrmann
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2010, 04:27:08 AM »
Went with Strictly Ballroom, but like them all. Have not seen Australia though.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Baz Luhrmann
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2010, 04:49:58 AM »
Strictly Ballroom ( This film started the ballroom revial we see on tv now)
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Baz Luhrmann
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2010, 12:01:51 PM »
I do love Romeo + Juliet, but I went with Moulin Rouge. But it's really close. Really close.

Saw Australia opening weekend. Oh, man...  :-[ :-[ :-X

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Baz Luhrmann
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2011, 11:18:36 AM »
Strictly Ballroom


Romeo + Juliet    
Moulin Rouge!

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Baz Luhrmann
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2013, 01:48:12 PM »
I don't think there are spoilers in this.

The Great Gatsby

Perhaps there's no better way to attack the futility of the American Dream than by embracing all of the artifice of modern times, the nostalgic croon of a Lana Del Rey or the gloriously extravagant third dimension, and deconstructing it from the inside out.

We all become Nick Carraway, a constant observer and occasional interloper.

It could be easy to lose hold of the source material when modernizing the material, but it's the film's admiration for Fitzgerald's written word that acts both as its most admirable feature (outside of DiCaprio's usual masterful turn as Gatsby and Debicki's electrifying Jordan Baker) and its greatest weakness. I am no fan of the seemingly inherent supremacy of the "show don't tell" mantra that dominates cinema conversation. But Carraway's narration browbeats themes in a way that is a byproduct of filmed adaptation.

And despite some of the film's visual charms, its clear love for the text on which it's based, and another entry in what is quickly making 2013 the year of the deadly lie that has manifest as a glorious American Dream, there's this lack of bite to most of the film. Sure there's a sense that we are always being watched, always being judged, but it feels less like it's by the bespectacled billboard's eyes of God and more properly the endlessly vapid gaze of Carey Mulligan's Daisy.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Baz Luhrmann
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2013, 02:38:23 PM »
My TV ain't HD / that's too real

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Baz Luhrmann
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2013, 09:47:21 AM »
Moulin Rouge!
Romeo + Juliet

The Great Gatsby
Strictly Ballroom

Australia