Analysis Of The Moulin Rouge

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Whether it’s chaotic scenes from the Moulin Rouge filled with outrageously dressed characters or the revolutionary remake of the classic Romeo and Juliet film, Baz Luhrmann is yet to come short in terms of excellences in creating cinematic masterpieces. ‘Theater, circus, film – to me it’s all one’ says Baz Luhrmann. [Bergin; 2016] Some critics label Baz Luhrmann’s work as ‘Over the top’ and others fiercely state that his unique style is justified when one looks at the full meaning, message and context of his work. With the knowledge I’ve accumulated about the filmmaker Baz and how I have understood his work, I can agree with the critics in making such views about his cinematic styles. As suggested in his quote, his films are circus like and a circus is filled with colour and lighting. Being from the performances of a circus to the way things are set out in one. It’s bright colours everywhere. It can be the easy-going use of stunning visuals, not necessarily only great images but the combination of light and color and movement that just grabs your eyes and won’t let go. [Ruecker; 2013] Baz also uses the colour in the stories to symbolize something which ultimately sets the tone of certain scenes. For example, in The Moulin Rouge, whereby he made the colour green represent sickness. In many scenes where people saw green they could see it as a symbol of sickness and indirectly sets a certain tone for the certain scene. There is an increasing level of madness to Luhrmann’s
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