Moulin Rouge!

I was swept away by this movie!

Nicole Kidman
and Ewan MacGregor gave stellar performances as Satine and Christian, the star-crossed lovers who meet in Paris in 1900. I was surprised by how well they both could sing. I also enjoyed Jim Broadbent's caricature of Harold Zidler and Richard Roxburgh's portrayal of the obsessed Duke.

Baz Luhrmann directed this feast of colour and music that never stops. The only thing I didn't care for was its setting in a brothel but this was not a major factor to the unfolding of the plot.

The Story
It's Paris in 1899. Christian, a young English poet, comes to Paris to persue a pennyless career as a writer. However, he soon meets a group of Bohemians who tell him that he should write a musical show for them to be performed at the Moulin Rouge, the most famous underworld night club in Paris. The night they arrive at the Moulin Rouge, Christian meets Satine, the club's star and a beautiful courtesan. He falls head-over-heels in love with her and though it takes a bit of convincing, she falls for him as well. Meanwhile, the club's owner, Harold Zidler, invests in a wealthy Duke to help pay for the club, however, the duke will only pay if Satine is his. This crazy love triangle twists and turns. And little does Satine know that she has a deadly secret that could end everything. (from IMDB)

Find videos to some of the songs from the movie found here:
Link to Music Playlist:
with trailer

Nicole Kidman - Satine

Ewan McGregor - Christian

One of the opening shots - I loved the cinematography of this film.

Jim Broadbent (centre) as the eccentric but kind Zigler.

This shot of the Duke makes me laugh every time.
I'm a new fan of Richard Roxburgh.

The film won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design

The final sequence - just a simple, little song put together by Baz Luhrmann.

Hindi Sad Diamonds song found here

Publicity shot

Thanks to Jenn at Period Movie Review for some of the pics

visit Eras of Elegance - for more images and trivia


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