(January 9 to March 7, 2004) His production of Puccini's opera, "La Boheme," was performed at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Giacomo Puccini was composer. Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica were librettists. He was also director. Catherine Martin was set designer. Nigel Levings was lighting designer. Acme Sound...
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[on his version of 'The Great Gatsby'] The novel wasn't set in in a period called 'The Minimal Twenties'. It was called 'The Roaring Twenties'. So it had to roar.
In late 2004, he directed the world's most expensive advertisement for Chanel No 5, a 4-minute short film titled "No 5: The Film" starring Nicole Kidman
(who he worked with for Moulin Rouge!
(2001)) and Rodrigo Santoro
. The film ad, about a fairy-tale romance in which Chanel is part of the story but is not what the story is about, cost £18 million and made Kidman a Guinness World Record holder ...
Uses contemporary music in films set in the pre-20th/21st century.