Baz Luhrmann Essays

  • Baz Luhrmann

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    Baz Luhrmann Catalogue and Commentary ======================== The following items have been collected in aid of my research: 1. jjj 'Strictly Ballroom' directed by Baz Luhrmann 1992 2. jjj 'Romeo & Juliet' directed by Baz Luhrmann 1997 3. jjj 'Moulin Rouge' directed by Baz Luhrmann 2001 4. jjj 'Making it' feature - the making of Moulin Rouge 5. j Imdb - website - cast and crew lists/ user reviews 6. jj Baz Luhrmann interview on Moulin Rouge http://www.romanticmovies

  • Baz Luhrmann Essay

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    Mark Anthony Luhrmann, most commonly known as ‘Baz Luhrmann’, born in Sydney on September 17, 1962, is an Australia director who is highly credited as one of the greatest and easily depicted actors of Australia. This is shown through the direct use of camera angles, bright distinct colour and fast-paced editing which allows the audience to interpret the film as one directed by Luhrmann. In particular, Luhrmann directed the 1996 re-enactment of Shakespeare’s original ‘Romeo and Juliet’, set in Verona

  • Australia, by Baz Luhrmann

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    by Baz Luhrmann “Australia”, I cannot but mention the importance of the film-form of it. This epic historical film "Autralia" combines the genres of drama, war, westerns and adventure. The film has such a beautiful attraction, thanks to the magnificent landscapes of Australia, against which events unfold, as well as by the desire to win the director's success with the audience. The film raises important and difficult questions of brutal racial policies of Australian governments. Baz Luhrmann has

  • Baz Luhrmann Strictly Ballroom Essay

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    “Strictly Ballroom” is a unique film created by Australian, Baz Luhrmann to comedically represent competitive ballroom dancing. The film Strictly Ballroom was directed and co-written by Baz Luhrmann, screenplay was written with the help of Craig Pearce and Andrew Bevel. This film was Baz Lohmann’s debut movie after finding success in theatre. Strictly Ballroom was set in Sydney, during the early 90s. Consequently, there are many diverse aspects to this film however, one that stands out is the theme

  • Moulin Rouge Film Analysis

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    Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge is a timeless, captivating film that incorporates great cinematography and a daring endeavor by Luhrmann to reinvent a musical. Moulin Rouge is about the night club in Paris called The Moulin Rouge, and the journey of a young writer who falls in the love with the star dancer and finds himself caught up in a love triangle. Baz Luhrmann uses different techniques to convey images to his audience. An example of this is mise-en-scene, cinematography, and editing to draw the

  • Drama and Excitement in the Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet by Baz Lurhmann

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    Drama and Excitement in the Opening Scene of Romeo and Juliet by Baz Lurhmann Romeo and Juliet is directed by Baz Lurhmann and was produced in 1997 .In the opening scene of the film is set in a petrol station . The Montague boys and the Capulet boys happen to meet each other and a quarrel ensues and this leads to a big gun battle accompanied by western music that adds humour to the scene. The techniques the Luhrmann uses are lighting ,camera angles , setting and different aspects of mis

  • Analysis Of Baz Luhrmann's Adaptation Of The Great Gatsby

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    The green light scene in the Baz Luhrmann 's adaptation of The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann is well known for his dazzling sense of style, and his work is easily recognizable by it’s unique atmosphere. The greatest examples of his movies are Moulin Rouge (2001), Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo + Juliet (1996). All these movies fall under particular style of filmmaking, and no surprise, Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby also falls under that category. Luhrmann’s style can be described as provocative

  • Comparing Love in To Dance with the White dog and Moulin Rouge

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    Comparing Love in To Dance with the White dog and Moulin Rouge In the novel, To Dance with the White dog, Terry Kay crafts a love story about Sam Peek and his wife Cora, that seems to extend beyond the grave in the form of a white dog.  At the same time, the film Moulin Rouge is a fast paced, tensely dramatic, love triangle between Christian, the poor writer, Satine, the courtesan that everyone fancies, and the Duke, who has the money to transform the Moulin Rouge into a theatre with real

  • Use Of Red Curtain Techniques In The Great Gatsby

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    TASK 1 Baz Luhrman Red Curtain Genre To a large extent Baz Luhrmanns film The Great Gatsby is considered as an example of Red Curtain cinema. Baz Luhrmann is a uniquely talented producer who bases his movies on a Red Curtain Theme. This theme is represented in The Great Gatsby with his use of unrealistic scenarios to captivate his audience and remind them that this is a unique mad up story and has no facts. In the film The Great Gatsby many red curtain techniques are used by Baz Luhrmann as they

  • Analysis of the Ways in Which Different Directors have Produced the First Meeting of Romeo and Juliet

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    directors, who dare to take on such an astounding play, have to deal with this sensitively enough to keep the passion alive, especially throughout the sonnet. Two directors who have accepted the challenge to are Baz Luhrmann in 1997 and the BBC School's version. In my personal opinion, Baz Luhrmann's version was a great success, appealing to teenagers and adults alike, showing the passion and romance of this beautiful tragedy throughout it all. But on the other hand, the BBC School's version, which

  • Thematic concerns in "Moulin Rouge"

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    "Moulin Rouge" the scandalous, and over the top film co-written by Baz Luhrmann is set in the 1900's a time when upper and lower class were largely divided. Although, the beginning of the movie starts in black and white it quickly becomes splashed with color and excitement. The main characters Cristian and Satine become the films main attraction when the forbidden love blossoms. "Moulin Rouge" embodies the theme of the forbidden love of two people from two completely different worlds, and two very

  • The Effectiveness of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet

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    The Effectiveness of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet Baz Lurhmann's modern version of Romeo and Juliet is very effective because it relates to a younger audience which makes it more appealing to watch. The audience can tell it is more modern e.g. there are cars, skyscrapers, guns, televisions and music. The characters clothes tell the audience that this film is modern. At the start of the film it shows a television against a black background. This immediately tells the viewers that it is

  • What Does Strictly Ballroom Represent In The Great Gatsby

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    In “The Great Gatsby” and “Strictly Ballroom” directed by Baz Luhrmann, it is evident that he is fond of outlandish visuals and intense music woven thought the movie. In both films, “The Great Gatsby” and “Strictly Ballroom”, characterization and symbolism are key features that Baz Luhrmann uses in order to grasp the audience and enhance the meaning and effect of his films, and how his techniques developed throughout the years. In Baz Lurhmann’s first film, “Strictly Ballroom”, costume and wardrobe

  • Comparing Zeffirelli and Luhrmann's Versions of Romeo and Juliet

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    II the balcony scene displays that romantic notion perfectly. “The most filmed of all plays, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, with its universal themes… remains uniquely adaptable for any time period,” (Botnick, 2002). Directors Franco Zeffirelli (1968) and Baz Luhrman (1996) provide examples of the plays adaption to suit the teenage generation of their time. Identifying the key elements of each version: the directors intentions, time/place, pace, symbols, language and human context is one way to clearly show

  • Compare And Contrast Romeo And Juliet 1968 And 1968

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    is a play about two adolescents—Romeo and Juliet from two hostile families fall in love with each other. This prohibited love ultimately turns into a romantic tragedy, in which they commit suicide for each other. Both Franco Zeffirelli’s (1968) and Baz Lurhmann’s (1996) versions retained the dialogues written by William Shakespeare in their movies. However, these two movies are directed in their own unique ways, which have several distinctive differences. One major and the most notable difference

  • Similarities Between Strictly Ballroom And The Great Gatsby

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    famous Australian director that is Baz Luhrmann has a modern cinematic eye, therefore always evolving, keeping up with the modern generation and most importantly writing for the modern generation. “The Great Gatsby” and “Strictly Ballroom” depicts the constant changing and conforming along with the development of music and fashion. “Strictly Ballroom’ and “The Great Gatsby” are best known for their eclectic music and intricate, yet extravagant clothing. Luhrmann ensures that both clothing and music

  • Emergence of Hip-hop: A South Bronx Narrative

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    episode Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice, Baz Luhrmann’s visual design not only demonstrates the coming of age of six young people of color, but also the transformation of hip-hop and the South Bronx. Ezekiel "Zeke" Figuero, Shaolin Fantastic, Ra-Ra Kipling, Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling, Boo-Boo Kipling, and Mylene Cruz navigate gangs, politicians, and Through thick sideburns, levi brand jeans, red pumas, huckapoo shirts, and high-slit glittery dresses, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Luhrmann’s wife, and

  • Strictly Ballroom

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    In Baz Luhrmann’s film Strictly Ballroom, the concept of showcasing opposing characters using film techniques are shown. These techniques exemplify how Scott and Doug contrast from one another. At the outset of the text, Doug Hastings, experiences fear of others opinion’s aroused from painful past choices, expressed through colour, lighting and dialogue. Conversely, Scott Hastings, displays rebellion over use of dialogue and camera angles. Through similar filmic techniques, Luhrmann brings to life

  • Sense Of Style In Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

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    Baz Luhrmann is well-known for his dazzling sense of style, and his work is easily recognizable by it’s unique atmosphere. The greatest examples of his movies are Moulin Rouge (2001), Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo + Juliet (1996). All these movies fall under particular style of filmmaking, and no surprise, Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby also falls under that category. Luhrmann’s style can be described as provocative, bright, bold, risky, chaotic and unique. Maybe the picture he shows

  • Strictly Ballroom Essay

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    multitude of elements which determine their identity. ‘Strictly Ballroom’ directed by Baz Luhrmann, ‘Nineteen Minutes’ written by Jodi Picoult and the poem ‘Lament of Hsi-Chun’ translated by Arthur Waley all investigate the adverse effect of personality adaptation, experiences, (LIST THEM) on one’s belonging and segregates certain groups in a community as a result of their perceptions. Composed by Baz Luhrmann in 1992, ‘Strictly Ballroom’ is an Australian romantic comedy film constructed in a pseudo-documentary