Baz Luhrmann films The Nation
May 20, 2008
The trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Australia is up and running starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. The films supporting cast reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the Australian acting community with David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Bruce Spence, John Jarratt, Ben Mendelsohn, Jack Thompson, Barry Otto and many others.
I like Baz’s over the top style and theatrical approach to film making. Its fairly original and different to what other bigger directors are doing today.
The Trailer looks interesting. Baz is going for the great Australian myth with this story. And good luck to film in his search for it and for its success at the box office.
It looks a bit like the kind of film we used to make in the 70’s with Baz’s trademark campness and lush photography thrown in. It looks Epic and its too long since someone made an epic here and, more to the point, about our continent.
What you all think of the Trailer?