Nostalgia has swept through television and film in recent years, but our collective throwback obsession has been particularly fruitful at Netflix. In addition to channeling past decades with Baz Luhrmann's hip-hop saga "The Get Down" and the '80s-era phenomenon that is "Stranger Things," the streaming...
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On November 1, 1996, young people across America began packing movie theaters—not to see an action movie or a teen comedy, but to watch Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (spelled “Romeo + Juliet” for those in the know). And to get very, very horny, possibly for the first time ever. Read more...
Every generation seems to get the Shakespeare adaptations it deserves, and in the mid-'90s, that meant Baz Luhrmann's music-video-style, visually extravagant "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet." The hit film helped make a romantic...Show More Summary
The moment the world fell in love with Leonardo DiCaprio, he was coated in the yellow shadow of a sunset, puffing on a cigarette and journaling about “brawling love” and “loving hate.” He trudged across a shabby beach, windblown hair framing his bitter eyes. Show More Summary
The Get Down is a lavish production and looks like one, but even fans of Baz Luhrmann‘s opulent style may be surprised to learn just how expensive it is. A new report claims the 1970s hip-hop drama costs something like $16 million per...Show More Summary
When Netflix hired lavish Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann to make a show about hip-hop history, it clearly knew it was going to be a pricey endeavor. Between hiring Grandmaster Flash to handle musical duties, recruiting veteranShow More Summary
It's no secret that Baz Luhrmann enjoys a bit of extravagance when it comes to his films (see: Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby). It's also no secret that Luhrmann's current musical-drama series for Netflix, The Get Down, has cost the streaming network a very pretty penny for its current debut season. (The first ... More »
EXCLUSIVE: The Get Down was expected to be an expensive proposition from the get-go and Netflix knew it. The series from Academy Award-winning husband-wife team of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Pulitzer-winning playwright Stephen...Show More Summary
Veronica Arreola In new Netflix original series The Get Down, we are thrown into a comic book geek opera that focuses on the early days of hip hop and the waning days of disco. The feel of the show, cocreated by Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis, is often surreal. Show More Summary
Amid cancellation rumors, producer Baz Luhrmann stresses that "The Get Down" is stronger than ever.
Jaden Smith has been killed off by the Internet over and over again this summer. The newly-adult son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith first began to be targeted by suicide rumors around the time of his 18th birthday in July, and as the summer went on, so did the rumors. Show More Summary
Baz Luhrmann not happy about death rumors haunting "The Get Down" and Jaden Smith.
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With low viewership and tepid ratings, will Luhrmann's "The Get Down" Season 2 get its greenlight?
Just days after announcing a partnership with Baz Luhrmann to develop Moulin Rouge! into a Broadway musical, Global Creatures has set its sights on another film-to-musical collaboration. The company, best known for its arena shows featuring...Show More Summary
Netflix’s The Get Down is a musical odyssey about the birth of hip-hop and its sometimes violent labor pains. Depending on whom you ask, the show is either white Australian director Baz Luhrmann playing Christopher Columbus to hip-hop’s origin story, or a sublime fantasy about the roots of the most...
This Spectacular Spectacular news is long overdue! "Moulin Rouge!" arrived on screen in 2001, looking and sounding like a film adaptation of a hit Broadway musical. But no, it was Baz Luhrmann's cinematic vision, as brought to life by...Show More Summary
If you've recently binged part one of The Get Down on Netflix, you're more than likely aware that the hip-hop epic has some of the best original music to hit TV in some time. Baz Luhrmann's mesmerizing series has an incredible cast and some truly mind-blowing visuals, but the heart of the show undoubtedly lies in its excellent soundtrack. Show More Summary
Baz Luhrmann's cult hit movie-musical Moulin Rouge is getting adapted for the stage, fifteen years later.