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Baz Luhrmann‘s razzle-dazzle style isn’t for everyone, and it doesn’t work for every story. But it’s just perfect for high-end perfume ads, which are all about glam and glitz. This Chanel No. 5 spot stars Gisele Bündchen and Michiel Huisman (of Treme / Orphan Black / Game of Thrones fame) as star-crossed lovers who variously […]
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- Angie Han
Nobody does high-grade gloss quite like Baz Luhrmann. Dude can make a set decorated by a glitter cannon look positively cinematic. And so he's the perfect choice to direct an expensive looking, but pretty empty perfume commercial. So sit back and get ready for three vapid minutes of beautiful people and things. Chanel has unveiled "The One That I Want," a short film for their iconic Chanel No. 5 starring model Gisele Bündchen, along with Michiel Huisman and Lo-Fang, the latter of whom also performs the film's song, "You're The One That I Want." Subtle. Anyway, the story revolves around a really beautiful woman and a very handsome man who are very pained by their throbbing desire for one another but who eventually find a way to be together, even though the guy could've just waited for the girl to stop surfing before he drove away. But we will way the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Is this American Horror Story: Freak Show or Glee? We're not complaining! Sarah Paulson took the Freak Show stage with a cover of Fiona Apple's "Criminal" as conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler. Before you start griping, we know "Criminal" was released in 1996 and American Horror Story: Freak Show is set in 1952. Last week Jessica Lange sang "Life on Mars?" by David Bowie. The Emmy winner will also take on a Lana Del Ray song in an upcoming episode. "I really wanted to do an homage to my friend and idol Baz Luhrmann," Ryan Murphy told E! News at the Freak Show premiere, "who does such amazing things with music and period. We didn't want to »
Two weeks in and American Horror Story: Freak Show is making it real tough for viewers. On one hand, it's difficult to stomach all the gory murders, killer clowns and visual oddities that the show spotlights every week, but on the other hand, it's even harder to miss out on the anachronistic musical performances Freak Show doles out each episode. The first episode of Freak Show, which takes place in Jupiter, Florida in 1952, made clever use of David Bowie's Hunky Dory cut "Life on Mars?" On Wednesday night, the »
Gisele Bündchen, wife of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, lives the fantasy in a sensual short film that’s supposed to represent the luxurious life of a Chanel No. 5 woman. The mini-movie was crafted by top Hollywood director Baz Luhrmann, known for lush, visually sensual movies like last year’s “Great Gatsby.” Gisele plays opposite Michiel Huisman, a Dutch actor best known as mercenary Daario Naharis on the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones.” [...] »
Baz Luhrmann's new Chanel No. 5 ad starring Gisele is Everything.
Now we know why Gisele makes $128,000 a day.
And clearly, she's worth every penny.
The 34-year-old supermodel stars in Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann's new short film for Chanel's iconic No. 5 fragrance, looking more beautiful than ever opposite handsome Game of Thrones actor Michiel Huisman.
News: How Gisele Fights Negativity
The short film is particularly notable as Gisele attempts to embody the modern woman -- yes, she has a love interest in the film, but she also has a child, as well as a high-profile career in the three-minute clip. Watch the full clip below.
Luhrmann memorably directed Nicole Kidman's super-romantic Chanel No. 5 short film over a decade ago, and explained how his direction has changed to reflect the times.
"The big thing for us is, how is the Chanel woman that we focused on 10 years ago, how is she »
Nina Agdal, Lindsay Ellingson and Constance Jablonski were among top models who turned out for the premiere of a new exhibit in New York City, celebrating 50 years of trend-setting fashion in Vogue Italia. The show titled “The Visionary World of Vogue Italia,” premiered last night, sponsored by Italian brewer Peroni. maker of Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer. Also spotted at the event were Ellen Von Unwerth, Baz Luhrmann actor Zachary Quinto and Jeisa Chiminazzo. [...] »
Editor's Note: Faithful reader and frequent Best Shot participant Derreck (see his tumblr here) attended a special film event that we desperately wanted to make it to last week, a screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" with everyone's favorite red curtain Aussie auteur hosting. I invited Derreck to share his memoir of the event, so here he is to do so! - Nathaniel R.
I've never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve heard about it. I’ve seen images of Tim Curry in a corset, fishnets and makeup, heard about shadowcasts and seen its enduring cultural presence in movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but I’d never actually watched the film. I was born way after it was released and even though to this day, it is one of the longest theatrical releases in the history of cinema, »
- GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Gisele Bundchen's new Chanel No. 5 film is what dreams are made of! The sexy supermodel stars in the latest campaign for the famed French fashion house, which was beautifully directed by Baz Luhrmann, who’s behind some of the most romantic movies of all time, including "Romeo + Juliet" and "The Great Gatsby." Titled "The One That I Want," the film follows a woman who struggles with having it all -- love, family and career. "I worked on the Chanel No.5 ad with Nicole Kidman 11 years ago, so when Chanel approached me about doing it again I thought: 'What is the difference between the Chanel woman then and now?'" the director reportedly said at a press conference for the campaign on Monday."In a way Gisele became the script," he added. "I knew her when she was quite young and starting out, and she's evolved so much in both her life and work. »
- tooFab Staff
Gisele Bündchen, big-wave surfer and conflicted modern woman? At the directorial hands of Baz Luhrmann, production design of Catherine Martin, and the creative vision of Karl Lagerfeld, that's what we've been treated to for the first full feature with the supermodel as the new face of Chanel No. 5. Gisele joined Karl, Anna Wintour, and more to celebrate the project at a party earlier in the week, and now we have the full short film. Gisele joins actor Michiel Huisman, who you may recognize from Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, or Nashville, in the mysterious story about love, surfing, and the allure of classic Chanel glamour. Watch Gisele in all her glory set to the sweet sounds of singer Lo-Fang's rendition of "You're the One That I Want" from Grease. Enjoy, and get excited for a lot more of Gisele for Chanel! »
It's a show that features conjoined twins, a boy with lobster hands and a terrifying, murderous clown, yet the strangest part of Wednesday night's American Horror Story: Freak Show premiere came when Jessica Lange's Elsa performed a rendition of David Bowie's Hunky Dory classic "Life on Mars?" The cover was jarring for two reasons: First, that German accent, and secondly, Bowie's track was released in 1971, but the show is based in 1952 in Jupiter, Florida. So, is time travel a subplot?
As creator Ryan Murphy tells the Wall Street Journal, »
There were several amazing moments from last night's premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show, from Sarah Paulson's amazing two-headed performance to Twisty's horrifying grin. But the one everyone's talking about is a Baz Luhrmann-esque cover of David Bowie's "Life on Mars"—performed, appropriately enough, by Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange). EW has exclusive video of the number from the premiere below. It's worth watching over and over again, if only to see Lange pulled out on a wooden rocket. For more on Ahs: Freak Show, check out our postmortem interview with co-creator Ryan Murphy here. »
- Tim Stack
[Spoiler Alert If You Haven't Watched The Season Premiere Of American Horror Story: Freak Show!!!] Well, that was unlike any trip to the circus we've ever taken. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's American Horror Story: Freak Show made its highly anticipated debut with a huge episode that included an old-fashioned sex tape, a bearded lady, and a David Bowie musical number. For its biggest season yet, co-creator Murphy talked to EW for an epic postmortem interview that covers all the big twists (and, of course, Twisty) and clues to season five! Entertainment Weekly: Let’s start with the opening credits. They’re animated this year. What made you want to switch it up? Ryan Murphy »
- Tim Stack
With "Gone Girl" in theaters, your ears are being treated to yet another untraditional feat of film music composition from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It's their third collaboration with director David Fincher, and maybe their most intriguing. We talked to Reznor recently and hope to go even deeper on the work later in the season, but for now, let's consider the tradition his and Ross' contribution joins. From the moment sound and image collided in cinema, the entire medium was on a crash course with popular music. Soon enough, merely using pre-existing songs transitioned to filmmakers tapping musical acts, rock or otherwise, for actual score composition. The lineage is rich and intriguing and, more to the point, ever evolving (witness Jay Z's collaboration with Baz Luhrmann on "The Great Gatsby" last year). With Reznor and Ross' latest work in theaters, and with other individuals like Mark Mothersbaugh, Jonny Greenwood »
- Kristopher Tapley
Should you read a book before checking out a feature-film adaptation? This usually is an easier question to answer. If you want to see how Hollywood did on The Hunger Games or Divergent, grab the Ya novel and devour it before the show. Curious about Baz Luhrmann.s updated take on The Great Gatsby? Spend some time chewing over F. Scott Fitzgerald.s American classic. That.s a no-brainer. Gone Girl is a little more complicated. The initial joy of Gillian Flynn.s page-turner lies in unearthing the mysteries swirling around the missing Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike), and the suspicions leveled at her husband, Nick (Ben Affleck). Immediately following our screening at the New York Film Festival, conversations pertaining to Davd Fincher.s film splintered into factions of those who.d read the book (and knew its secrets) and those who went on the ride for the first time via »
Given the news that Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix in October, you might be tempted to spend the entire month binging on that. We wouldn’t blame you, but there are some other exciting editions coming to the site this month if you want to take a break from Stars Hollow.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be available on Oct. 22, giving you about a month to prepare for Mockingjay—Part 1. Netflix also has you covered when it comes to prepping for another fall release, the Annie remake, considering the 1982 Annie will be available Oct. 1. (So will 1995’s Annie: A Royal Adventure. »
- Esther Zuckerman
The Divergent actor said that his "goal" is to play the singer in his younger years, as he feels nobody has ever "gotten that right".
Speaking to W magazine, he said: "My main dream is to play Elvis. That's my goal. I think he and I look alike and do a lot of similar things well: sing, dance, and I think he played sports.
"I want to play Young Elvis," Teller added. "They've never gotten that right. It's easy to do wrecked, bloated, and drug-addicted. I want to play characters who have the fever and win. It's harder."
Meanwhile, Teller recently spoke out about his role in Divergent, saying that the part left him feeling "dead inside »
Manuel here with some Spectacular Spectacular news!
This one goes out to those Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin fanatics out there (there’s still a number of us, right?). Since releasing The Great Gatsby ...sorry, two-time Academy Award winner The Great Gatsby, Baz has been flexing his muscles elsewhere: he directed some beautiful shorts for the Prada/Schiaparelli exhibit at the Metropolitan museum, he directed the musical stage adaptation of Strictly Ballroom currently playing in Sydney, and threw quite the lavish party (does he throw any other kind?) to commemorate the opening of Melbourne’s newest mall, Emporium. We’ve also been hearing whispers of him possibly directing the long-gestating Stanley Kubrick project on Napoleon for HBO. While we wait, those of us in the tri-state area (or those visiting) may get our Baz-fix from the holiday windows at Barney’s this winter in what the retail company is calling »
- Manuel Betancourt
Animal House, Revenge of the Nerds, Old School—all classic college comedies that inspired generations of devoted fraternity idiots. But Neighbors, the summer blockbuster that pitted Zac Efron’s fun-loving Greeks against the yuppie couple next door—Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne—realized something new and important: a woman—a mother, even—can be just as outrageously funny and asinine as a dude. When the loud fraternity parties into the night and leaves condoms for the neighbors’ darling baby to play with, Byrne’s Kelly proves to be just as formidable as the guys in the tit-for-tat war that ensues. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Catching up with some stories we've missed of late.
Morgan Freeman was the first cast member announced for the remake of Best Picture winning Ben-Hur (1959) which was itself a remake of the silent epic of the same name in 1925. Freeman will play the role of a wise old man who gives advice like a Pez Dispenser with Morgan Freeman's face on it. Can Morgan Freeman do anything else? Shame that a once very gifted actor now plays Exactly the same role in everything. Maybe he doesn't care to stretch? Jack Huston of Boardwalk Empire fame (who seems to be in the running for everything these days -even if he hasn't booked the high profile stuff until now) will play the lead Charlton Heston role. But good luck trying to best William Wyler's Oscar winning classic (one of 'em rather). I shudder to think how they'll handle Messala, »
- NATHANIEL R
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