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  • Baz Luhrmann

    TASK 1 Baz Luhrmann is an Australian director‚ famous for his eye catching films. He is known for his Red Curtain Trilogy including the three films ‘Strictly Ballroom’ (1992)‚ Romeo + Juliet (1996) and ‘Moulin Rouge’ (2001). In these films he uses song‚ dance and iambic pentameter to create a heightened‚ creative world. A key part of his films in the Red Curtain Trilogy is that the audience knows how the film will end when it begins. His theatrical‚ colourful‚ fast paced films continuously enthral

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  • Baz Luhrmann - Analysis of the Red Curtain Trilogy

    The Red Curtain Trilogy‚ upon first thought‚ could simply be seen as a marketing tool by Baz Luhrmann and the team at Bazmark - put your three popular films in a box set with some added features and set it upon the DVD buying audience. However‚ upon further inspection‚ the three films are not boxed together simply for marketing purposes‚ or just by the fact they have the same director and production team - Simply Ballroom‚ William Shakespeares Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge! all have underlying

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  • Auteur Criticism for Moulin Rouge by Baz Luhrmann

    Auteur Criticism for Moulin Rouge! by Baz Luhrmann As a director Luhrmann has only five films under his filmmaking belt; Strictly Ballroom (1992)‚ Romeo + Juliet (1996)‚ Moulin Rouge! (2001)‚ Australia (2008)‚ and his latest film‚ The Great Gatsby (2012) (Horn‚ 4). Even with such a short list of films he has directed‚ Luhrmann’s directing style is recognizable and obvious for all of his movies. The most noticeable characteristics of this director are his films’ favorable close-up use of editing

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  • Baz Luhhrmann's Directing Style Analysis

    Baz Luhrmann is known for having a highly individualised directing style which is often referred to as flamboyant‚ due to his lack of naturalism in his philosophy‚ being “[He] makes what [he] wants‚ how[he] wants” – Baz Luhrmann. From his debut in cinema with “Strictly Ballroom” (1992)‚ to his most recent film “The Great Gatsby” (2013)‚ Baz Luhrmann’s directoral style has evolved and adapted over his twenty four years in the industry. Luhrmann’s style of directing has been characterised by wide

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  • Baz Luhrman: Romeo and Juliet Transformation

    Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet Transformation A hugely successful transformation of the complex written version to the action packed film took place when accredited writer Baz Luhrmann redefined the classic tale of Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet. Luhrmann and co-writer Craig Pearce were tenacious in deciding "to stick absolutely to the Shakespearean text‚ to keep as many of the Elizabethan customs as possible‚ such as a highly evolved code of etiquette and honor‚ even in the use of violence" in

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  • Baz Lurhmann's Adaptation Of 'The Great Gatsby'

    Few adaptations manage to capture the essence of the novel it is based off of‚ due to difficulty to properly portray the details in the text‚ how does Lurhmann’s adaptation handles these difficulties? In Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of the novel The Great Gatsby‚ he elects to use a modern soundtrack despite the movie taking place far in the past. The novel takes place during the roaring twenties‚ which is a jazz age‚ which made some question the choice by Lurhman for Jay Z to produce the sound track

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  • Baz Luhrman vs Zefrelli. Romeo and Juliet.

    Baz Luhrmann’s film interpretation of Act 5 scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet conveys the tragedy of the play more effectually than Zefrelli’s. This is because Baz Luhrmann has made more effective use of film elements to fully capture the heart-breaking nature of the scene. Such as; colour and lighting props and the setting he staged the scene in‚ the actors and the way the events in the scene unfolded. Zefrelli’s interpretation of the play was undoubtedly moving‚ Baz Luhrmann’s more modern adaption allows

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  • Baz luhrman film study: red curtain cinema

    Baz Luhrman was made famous by his three films that come under the title of the ’Red curtain trilogy’. These three films are Strictly Ballroom‚ Romeo + Juliet‚ and Moulin Rouge. Red curtain cinema is a term made up by Luhrman. It is about breaking cinematic rules and boundaries. It is a refreshingly new and unique style of movie making that gets the audience to take part and enjoy the film. Luhrman has established a degree of adaptability in all his works. Luhrman devised the Red Curtain style of

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  • How Does Baz Luhrmaun Use Presentational Devices to Reveal the Qualities of the Rival Montague and Capulet Gangs in the Opening Scene of "Romeo and Juliet"?

    In the opening scene of the modern adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet"‚ the qualities of the feuding families: The Montagues and The Capulets are successfully exposed to the audience by the use of presentational devices. The director‚ Baz Luhrmann‚ has paid deliberate attention to these areas‚ which successfully portray the rival family member’s temperaments. The use of different lighting‚ colour‚ music‚ sound effects‚ costume and make up are applied to represent the different families to show the distinction

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  • Baz Luhrmann Strengths

    Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the play “Romeo and Juliet” has many strengths. The elements of character‚ plot‚ and setting were all areas of strength. The characters cast in Luhrmann’s version was a strength with their similarity to the original characters in Shakespeare’s play. Luhrmann did his job by modernizing them‚ but he still kept them in ties with the play. Mercutio‚ while still being Romeo’s best friend and being related to the Prince‚ held all of his character while still portraying a realistic

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