A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play.
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where the rich and poor men alike come to be entertained by the dancers, but things take a wicked turn for Christian as he starts a deadly love affair with the star courtesan of the club, Satine. But her affections are also coveted by the club's patron: the Duke. A dangerous love triangle ensues as Satine and Christian attempt to fight all odds to stay together but a force that not even love can conquer is taking its toll on Satine... Written by
Moulin Rouge! (2001) became the first movie musical, in ten years, to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year since Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991). It was also snubbed for Best Director (Baz Luhrmann) and Best Original Screenplay, which has been cited as one of the most outrageous, infamous, and unforgivable Oscar snubs for the 74th Academy Awards. See more »
During "One Day I'll Fly Away", the gold embellishments of the elephant bend slightly when Satine leans against them. See more »
If this movie moved you, stop seeing movies all together!!!!
This film was visually stunning and was shot in a unique style. Unfortunately this isn't a painting and a film can't be given a A just for how it looks on the outside. Just like the new Planet of the Apes, this film was nice to look at but I just wanted to hit the mute button so many times during my viewing. Truly a ghastly film and if it wins best picture over...well anything it would be time to do some national soul searching concerning what kinds of crap we're giving anyone with the first name Baz to make films.
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