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Old February 26 2013, 05:40 AM   #46
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Re: Si I finally saw Moulin Rouge!

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^ I only know this because I searched on Amazon and Best Buy and also Googled it. I didn't mean to question your judgment or anything like that.
Don't worry, I'm not not even remotely sure. When I switched over to Blu-Ray I stopped buying things on DVD. Not sure where this release fell, BB or AB. However even if it fell After Blu, this may have been one of those I wanted to own badly enough to purchase on DVD. I haven't watched it in a year or so, it maybe the first thing I watch in the new house.

Now I just can't wait for the release of Josh Whedons Much Ado About Nothing, my favorite of all Shakespears comedies. I hear its great, really have to be something to top Branagh's version.
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Old February 28 2013, 03:54 AM   #47
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I remember when I first saw the movie I really liked the rapid fire editing. It gave the movie a very unique, energetic feel and I was very disappointed when the movie slowed down. I think editing, like everything else, always comes down to what kind of feeling you're trying to evoke. In the case of Moulin Rouge, it's frenetic impressionism was effective.
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Old February 28 2013, 04:42 PM   #48
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Interesting topic.

For me, Moulin Rouge falls into the category of being a tremendously enjoyable movie... but one that I have absolutely no intention of rewatching (intentionally, I mean, I'll happily watch the odd five minutes here & there if I hop across it on TV). It's extremely stylised, which automatically polarise audiences, but I liked its style. You can put it the same "over-stylised" category as 300, Sin City, Pulp Fiction, Matrix, Hulk, or Batman Returns (moreso than Batman & Robin, I'd actually say). You'll tend make your mind up about whether you like these movies pretty quickly because they're all so in your face with their style choices.

I enjoyed the Moulin Rouge ride a lot, but it felt like a one-trick pony in that respect; I didn't find anything deeper to entice me to watch it again. Whereas some of the other stylised movies I mentioned above I do enjoy rewatching for reasons other than the style.

FWIW, just to run through his other movies, I loved the first 10 minutes of Romeo+Juliet; it showed real inventiveness in modernising the setting & props. But I thought the rest of the movie was a massive missed opportunity. And Strictly Ballroom is the polar opposite of what I enjoy in a movie. Haven't seen Australia but from what I've heard, I think I might like it. I'm not hopeful for The Great Gatsby but maybe I'll be surprised.
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Old February 28 2013, 07:02 PM   #49
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Interesting topic.
Haven't seen Australia but from what I've heard, I think I might like it. I'm not hopeful for The Great Gatsby but maybe I'll be surprised.
If you can make it past the first 20 or so minutes, Australia is a pretty good movie. However the first 20 minutes is so tedious, and over rough you will want to give up on it. In fact if you did, I wouldn't blame you.

I'm very hopeful for The Great Gatsby. From what I have seen, while looking like classic Baz Luhrmann it does look toned down.
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