Baz Luhrmann

Soundtrack to The Great Gatsby available for free streaming on Rdio

The digital music service Rdio is offering the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby for free streaming online. By registering, you get the first six months for free to try the service. The hot soundtrack features new songs, previously released tracks, and unique covers, such as the dark rendition of Amy Winehouse’s Back to …

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The Great Gatsby

You either love Baz Luhrmann’s over-the-top Technicolor style, or you don’t. Personally I loved loved LOVED his sensory-overload musical romance Moulin Rouge, but I know several people who hated hated HATED it. I also adored his campy first film Strictly Ballroom, which is often dismissed as cotton candy. So, yeah, I was really looking forward …

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Australia

Baz Luhrmann, I can see what you were trying to do in the epic Australia, a Technicolor homage to your beloved homeland. A swarthy scoundrel clashes with a frosty upper-class lady, sparks fly, they make out in silhouette with a burning sunset, them BOOM! war arrives, changing their lives forever. Hmmm… Hmmm…. Why does this …

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Strictly Ballroom

It’s hard to believe that the goofily funny, charmingly romantic, and gloriously, outrageously Australian Strictly Ballroom was Baz Luhrmann’s first film. To hear from the DVD extras, it was a wonder that it got made at all, especially when early critics completely savaged the film. But once audience’s got ahold of this feel-good movie, it …

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