Special Guest: Baz Luhrmann


Saturday, April 19, 2003

(Nicolas Porter/flickr)

Kurt Andersen and director Baz Luhrmann talk about the art of the spectacle.

Baz Luhrmann is the auteur behind Moulin Rouge, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Strictly Ballroom, and a Broadway production of Puccini's La Boheme. A writer, director, and producer born in Australia, Luhrmann took Hollywood by storm with a garishly colored, exuberant aesthetic. He also scored a gold record with Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen). He is at work on a film about Alexander the Great, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.


Baz Luhrmann

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