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What ‘The Get Down’ Gets Right & Wrong About The Bronx in the 1970s

At first glance, Baz Luhrmann’s involvement in Netflix’s ode to the 1970s Bronx, The Get Down, may seem unlikely given his Australian roots which are decidedly different than those who grew up during an era when the graffiti scene was thriving and hip-hop as we know it today was starting to emerge thanks to the […]

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This warren of bedrooms, balconies, dipping pools, courtyards and roof terraces is more akin to a Baz Luhrmann film set than a hotel. It was once owned by Richard Burton and many of his antiques still remain in the house.

Writer Aaron Rahsaan Thomas Inks Overall Deal With Sony Pictures TV

Writer-producer Aaron Rahsaan Thomas has signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. The two-year pact stems from Thomas’ recent stint as a writer on the studio’s Baz Luhrmann period hip-hop drama series for Netflix The Get Down. This...Show More Summary

Grandmaster Flash on ‘The Get Down’ and how he used science to pioneer DJ techniques

In Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix hip-hop saga “The Get Down ” a young Grandmaster Flash  (Mamoudou Athie) gives the main characters 24 hours to figure out the key to his quick mix theory. Their only clue? A purple crayon. The quick mix theory allowed Flash, 58, to repeat, on a loop, the parts of songs that party crowds found most exciting, […]

Jaden Smith Prepares to Land a Hot Kiss on a Guy in ‘The Get Down’ – WATCH

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Jaden Smith, the fashion forward son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, is proving that he’s comfortable embracing queer sexuality in his work as an actor. Appearing in Baz Luhrmann’s new musical series The Get Down on Netflix, Smith plays D… Read The post Jaden Smith Prepares to Land a Hot Kiss on a Guy in ‘The Get Down’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

A Music Drama (Actually) about Music

Netflix’s The Get Down is receiving quite a bit of attention for being the unicorn of music drama: for once, a show about a moment in musical history is actually about the music! Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the show is receiving accolades for...Show More Summary

The Get Down's Black Lives Matter Moment

Baz Luhrmann's new Netflix series is certainly messy. But if there's one thing 'The Get Down' does powerfully, it's connect struggles of the past to battles still being fought today.

Christina Aguilera Gives Us Baz Luhrmann, Boogie And A Bisexual Kiss, With “Telepathy” Video

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Christina Aguilera shares the scene from "The Get Down" that features her new single, "Telepathy."

Rita Ora Calls Baz Luhrmann's 'The Get Down' A 'Masterpiece'!

Rita Ora keeps it chic and fabulous as she leaves her apartment on Thursday (August 11) in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. The 25-year-old singer then made her way to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx, where she joined director Baz Luhrmann at the premiere of his new Netflix [...]

6 Pretentious Ways to Boost Your Get Down Viewing Experience

So it happens that The Get Down is out, and it turns out that The Get Down is good. The problem, though, is that the Netflix's Baz Luhrmann–helmed, $10 million-per-episode series is only halfway out and isn't immediately good. Just as The Get Down's first season has taken its sweet ... More »

A Brief Primer on the Politics of The Get Down’s 1977 New York

A story about the Bronx, a pop-culture pastiche, a lesson on hip-hop history — Baz Luhrmann’s big, expensive Netflix series The Get Down is about 15 things at once, tied together with a crane shots and music cues. The show takes place in 1977, when New York was nearly bankrupt and in ... More »

The Get Down Is an Emo-Boy Dreamland

The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series about the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx in the late '70s, is not really a show about the birth of hip-hop in any historically accurate sense. Instead, it’s a show about attitude: about grooves, about feelings, about myth-making, about funky bell-bottoms ... More »

Netflix's 'The Get Down' is out now (listen to the soundtrack & music from the show)

The Get Down, the ambitious, pricey new musical drama set from filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliette) debuted on Netflix today... Continue reading…

Separating Fact and Fiction in Netflix’s The Get Down

Beyond the real 1970s news footage and commentary woven into The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s music-infused drama that’s equal parts teen love story and ode to the origins of hip-hop, the hyperstylized extravaganza gets its street cred courtesy Luhrmann’s crew of collaborators: Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow, DJ Kool Herc, the ... More »

How Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Bruce Lee Inspired a Dazzling Dance Sequence in The Get Down

The Get Down, Netflix’s glittery, ambitious new musical series spearheaded by filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, follows a fictional group of black and brown kids living in the Bronx in 1977 as disco hits its peak and hip-hop plants its roots in the underground. Show More Summary

Baz Luhrmann Attempts To Bring The 1970s Bronx To Life In 'The Get Down'

The tenements. The ministry. The decrepit lot of rubble. The disco, or the back-alley party, with vices as loud as the DJs beats. These places, and the energy they contain, founded hip-hop’s history and mythology. As time presses, facts and lore intertwine. Show More Summary

Shaolin Fantastic Clip: The Get Down!

It’s launch day for Netflix and Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down – the original scripted drama set in 1977, the beginning of the end for disco and the beginning of hip hop. Yesterday, we got our hands on a clip that showcased the sisters. Today, we’ve got one featuring the brothers – and a little … Continue reading Shaolin Fantastic Clip: The Get Down! ?

Netflix's 'The Get Down' is a stylish, showy musical, but it has one big problem

Baz Luhrmann delivers a fantastical version of the origins of hip-hop on Netflix's "The Get Down," which serves up more theater than street. That's not to say that "The Get Down" isn't an achievement of cinematic style. It clearly reflects the more than $120 million Netflix put into the new series. Show More Summary

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