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10 inspired Baz Luhrmann moments

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Baz Luhrmann is one of the most distinct directors working in movies today, and he is an auteur who picks his projects carefully. His latest film, an adaptation of F. Scott's Fitzgerald's famed novel "The Great Gatsby" co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, is his first movie in five years and only his fifth since 1992. The first three films of Luhrmann's career were dubbed "The Red Curtain Trilogy," defined by eye-popping color schemes, hyperkinetic scenes and environments that were both real and artificially enhanced. "Australia" and "The Great Gatsby" take a more naturalistic and dramatic (though no less epic) approach to storytelling, and they still possess Lurhmann's distinctly quirky brand of humor, operatic sense of tragedy and memorable casts of characters. They represent a different side to the Australian writer-director. MSN looks at wild and wonderful moments from Luhrmann's unique cinematic repertoire that span the comedic to the tragic. He certainly has a way with words and images.
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