Produced and directed a hit re-invention of the classic opera "La Boheme" for the stage in Sydney, Australia, taking place in the 1950s post-war Paris, stressing acting more than big "[Luciano Pavarotti
]-style voices", to create an experience for "people who might be a little intimidated by opera". It was eventually filmed in ...
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Well, it's pretty hard for them to sack me and put someone in to do iambic pentameter in modern dress, you know? What we've made, we only have one ironclad guarantee every single time, which is it will never work and no one will ever see it. Because it has gone on to more than pay its bill, and, by varying degrees, it has been acclaimed, the notion that the studio interferes . . . I like to ...
His first three films, Strictly Ballroom
(1992), Romeo + Juliet
(1996) and Moulin Rouge!
(2001), were dubbed the "Red Curtain Trilogy", as they all fell under a particular style of filmmaking. He then changed direction and plans to make a trilogy of historical epics. The first of these was to be "Alexander the Great", which was later dropped.
Uses contemporary music in films set in the pre-20th/21st century.