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?

4 Responses to “Baz Luhrmann films The Nation”

  1. badMike said

    The trailer makes the film look really good, but not sure if it’s something I’d really go see, even though I’m a big Hugh Jackman fan.

    The film’s look is incredible, but one problem with the trailer is that it’s not clear what the film is actually about from watching it. I feel I know what the story is since it’s my job to write movie synopses (seriously), but the trailer doesn’t convey that. Can’t tell what the dialogue is like, which a lot of the time sells me on a movie.

  2. Gorgeous trailer, can’t wait to see it!

    In response to what fellow commenter ‘badMike’ says about not being able to deduce the story… well, I think that is just because this is the Teaser trailer. You know, the pre trailer trailer ๐Ÿ˜‰ where we are given a glimpse.

    Plenty more to come me thinks! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  3. badMike said

    I may be wrong, but I don’t think that’s the teaser. That looks like a full trailer to me.

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