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Notwithstanding he has made in simple terms 5 motion pictures in decades—Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, and the Oscar-nominated motion pictures Moulin Rouge!, Australia, and The nice Gatsby—Australian writer-director Baz Luhrmann is an the world over recognized 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 via a few, loathed via 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 habitual concerns.
In this number of interviews, Luhrmann discusses his tools and his causes, explaining what has been vital to him and his collaborators from the beginning and the way he has been in a position to retain an independence from the studios that experience subsidized his motion pictures. 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 accomplice Catherine Martin, who has bought Academy Awards for her paintings with Luhrmann.

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