Last year, we were in "Gatsby" heaven, thanks to Baz Luhrmann's stylized movie version of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic novel. Since some scenes were filmed in Sydney, it kind of makes sense for the city to reclaim an art deco building to re-purpose it into a stunning new hotel called the Greenland Hotel. Show More Summary
The program provides an up-and-coming Australian actor with cash and industry training in LA and is backed by benefactors including Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman and Baz Luhrmann. read more
[Even after an entire week's worth of flawless looks, NBC's Johnny Weir is still changing the game. Today: glittered headband with matching necklace. Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby sucked because Weir and Tara Lapinski weren't cast. Image via bubbaprog] Read more...
Come what may, except for Leonardo DiCaprio ever starring in a musical. Speaking to Variety's Jenelle Riley, the 39-year-old actor revealed that he discussed 2001's "Moulin Rouge!" with director Baz Luhrmann, but was gonged before getting...Show More Summary
Baz Luhrmann conducts staff meetings while pantsless and in bed. His written-down to-do lists include the questions "Where is this in my heart?" and "What is the plot of Tosca? Remind myself." His closets in his different homes are identical, as is the way he lays out his toiletries in... More »
Whatever the director decides to do next, there’s a good chance he’ll make up his mind while not wearing pants.
You could just about make a case for a traditional rendering of Shakespeare’s youthful love story to counter the wizzy modern Baz Luhrmann version from...
Music and movies got along just fine in 2013. Whether it was Baz Luhrmann transporting Lana Del Rey to the 1920s, Joe Swanberg combining indie filmmaking and indie rock or the Coen Brothers once again enlisting T Bone Burnett to capture the music of another era, it was a good year for music in film. Show More Summary
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, if Romeo and Juliet had cellphones and Romeo was an alleged drug addict douchebag and Juliet ran around in her bikini with James Franco. Someone convince Baz Luhrmann to reboot his film, with product placement from Purple. Show More Summary
Pop culture loves a good Shakespeare modernization, from West Side Story to 10 Things I Hate About You to Baz Luhrmann’s… Read More
Sun 23 Feb Never ones for half-measures, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin are gearing up for Strictly Ballroom The Musical with a massive outdoors ballroom...
Was Baz Luhrmann’s take on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby perfect? Maybe not, but it was visionary, and (for me) unforgettable. With all the Oscar-contenders being released just under the wire, I want to make sure this film garners some appreciation. Show More Summary
The Music Box Theatre wants to make your New Year’s Eve spectacular spectacular with a Moulin Rouge-themed evening of entertainment. Ring in 2014 with burlesque, champagne, and Baz Luhrmann! [ more › ]
Ever wondered what a Christmas movie directed by Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese or Baz Luhrmann would look like? So have the folks who work at the production company Fourgrounds Media. They envisioned how all their favorite auteurs would film Christmas morning, and compiled a series of vignettes into one clever mash-up. Show More Summary
Dezeen has more intel about how The Great Gatsby's creative leads, director Baz Luhrmann and production designer Catherine Martin, plan to invade Miami: not only will the Faena Miami Beach complex boast a Roman and Williams-designed hotel, but it will...
If I were to make a list of things I did not expect to read on a Friday afternoon, “Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann is shopping a television series about the dawn of hip-hop in 1970s New York” would have been pretty close to the top,...Show More Summary
Baz Luhrmann's first-ever TV series may soon be a reality. Vulture hears that Luhrmann is teaming with producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Terriers) and playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherfucker With the Hat) on an epic, music-filled period drama exploring the dawn of the hip-hop era as seen through the... More »
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts announced nominees for the AACTA Awards last week with Baz Luhrmann’s locally-made The Great Gatsby and Oz filmmaker Kim Mordaunt’s foreign language Oscar contender The Rocket leading the pack. Show More Summary
Development news from 3201 Collins Avenue, Miami keeps catching us off-guard. Back in January 2012, there was this bait and switch where the development sneakily went from Cipriani Miami to a new Faena project. Now we hear that they've been keeping a star design duo under their belts: Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. Show More Summary
It all started with a commercial in a movie theater. I had gone to the local theater to see 42, and I was waiting for the film to begin. A commercial began about this movie The Great Gatsby, a Baz Luhrmann adaptation of the classic novel. Show More Summary