September 24, 2003

Bohos and Beauties: Moulin Rouge

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Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite movies. I love the color, songs, and entire Parisian atmosphere Baz Luhrmann creates.

Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. "Come What May." Awww. The Elephant scene. Spectacular! Spectacular! I have watched it about 25 times.

Mixed reviews about this Bohemian farce tragedy have surfaced; the lack of original songs, for instance, seems to push people's buttons, but you have to admit--it is a beautiful film--and they did not plagiarize (you should see the soundtrack booklet--never have I seen so much credit given in my life).

And besides, the songs fit the entire situation perfectly. I would love to see another musical that uses a compilation of songs, maybe from other musicals, just with a contemporary spin.

I can hate watching films like We Were Soldiers, but, at the same time appreciate its historical importance portraying the Vietnam War.

If you hate Moulin Rouge, watch it again just to appreciate its beauty. Turn off the sound if you can't stand the singing. Just look... Appreciate filmmaking at its finest.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at September 24, 2003 10:58 PM

awhhhhh! I am 100% in love with Moulin Rouge. I have both soundtracks, and I constantly wish I could find a guy to date that can sing like Ewan McGregor... that song makes me melt every single time. *melt*

haha, I loved the fact that they used pieces of real songs already out there to compile an original score for the musical. It was astounding the way that they wrapped the songs into the script. :)

Posted by: KarissaKilgore at September 26, 2003 2:20 PM
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