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Though he has made merely 5 motion pictures in decades--Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, and the Oscar-nominated movies Moulin Rouge!, Australia, and The nice Gatsby--Australian writer-director Baz Luhrmann is an across the world identified model identify. His Christian identify has even entered the English language as a verb, as in "to Baz issues up," which means "to beautify them with an exuberant flourish." Celebrated by way of a few, loathed by way of others, his paintings is underscored by way of what has been defined as "an aesthetic of artifice" and is impressive for either its glittering surfaces and routine concerns.

In this number of interviews, Luhrmann discusses his tools and his explanations, explaining what has been vital to him and his collaborators from the beginning and the way he has been in a position to keep an independence from the studios that experience sponsored his movies. He additionally speaks approximately his different works of art, together with level productions of La Bohème and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and his spouse and collaborative companion Catherine Martin, who has acquired Academy Awards for her paintings with Luhrmann.

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Then we pre-produced in Canada and shot in Mexico. We did most of the post-production in Australia: all the sound was done here in Melbourne at Soundfilm, all the optical effects here at Complete Post. So, it’s technically a Canadian-Australian co-production distributed by 20th Century Fox. But, in reality, it’s my team. , to North America. So, to answer the question: it was very hard to convince them. Once I’d done so, though, they were fantastic, but kind of like, “Look, you know, he does these weird things, they seem to work.

BL: He is an incredibly down-to-earth guy, just absolutely adorable as a human being, fantastically bright, and just remarkably talented. When you have all of those things and are the focus of such adoration, it is a hard, hard thing not to be consumed by it. If anyone has a chance of surviving it and growing, Leonardo does. It’s very easy for those of us who don’t have to deal with it to say, “Oh, what’s he got to complain about? ” But I know, because I see D. a lot—he’s currently doing this big Titanic film with James Cameron and is having to deal with the explosion of this film, at number one, doing Shakespeare—he’s gone from being “that interesting young actor” to the Beatles.

We did most of the post-production in Australia: all the sound was done here in Melbourne at Soundfilm, all the optical effects here at Complete Post. So, it’s technically a Canadian-Australian co-production distributed by 20th Century Fox. But, in reality, it’s my team. , to North America. So, to answer the question: it was very hard to convince them. Once I’d done so, though, they were fantastic, but kind of like, “Look, you know, he does these weird things, they seem to work. This one won’t, of course.

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