Screen cap from promotional trailer
form y Moulin Rouge single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Moulin Rouge
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

A tragi-comedy of mistaken identities and romance, Moulin Rouge is based on events that occurred at the Moulin Rouge dance hall towards the end of the 19th century. The story is told by Christian, an idealistic and impoverished English poet/playwright who is newly arrived in Monmartre and becomes inducted into a circle of young bohemians led by Toulouse-Lautrec. When Christian manages to convince the foppish Duke of Monroth to invest in his play, his life appears to be heading upwards. Things become difficult, however, when he falls in love with Satine ('The Sparkling Diamond'), a courtesan dancer at the Moulin Rouge. Although she returns his affections, they are forced to keep their love a secret from the duke because he too coverts Satine and is used to getting what he wants.


Moulin Rouge! The Musical Baz Luhrmann , John Logan , 2016 single work musical theatre


  • The trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: (Sighted: 31/8/2012)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Bazmark Films , 2001 .
      Screen cap from promotional trailer
      Link: Scene extracts Three digital extracts from the original cinematic release
      Extent: 127 min. ; colour (with black and white sequences)p.

Works about this Work

Tell Him He's Not Dreamin' Anymore Vicky Roach , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 19 July 2015; (p. 80)
Millennial Mambo : Baz Luhrmann Messes with the Musical because He Can-can Ray Pride , 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: Baz Luhrmann : Interviews 2014;
Moulin Rouge! Serena Donadoni , 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: Baz Luhrmann : Interviews 2014;
Baz's Brilliance Shines At Aussie Box Office 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 August 2013; (p. 12)
Styles of National and Global Integration : Charting Media Transformations in Australian Cities Tom O'Regan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , March vol. 5 no. 3 2012; (p. 223-238)
'Australian film and television production is concentrated in two principal cities, Sydney and Melbourne, and dispersed among the metropolitan centres of Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and the next rung of cities and regions including the Gold Coast, Canberra, Hobart and Darwin among others. National and international integration is reshaping the relations among, the television programming taking place within, and the production capabilities and infrastructures of these cities. This article considers the national distribution of screen production capabilities and how media design interests in their coordination, development and control of production activity interact with location interests seeking to sustain production work across these cities.' (Editor's abstract)
The Fourth Wall Returns : Moulin Rouge and the Imminent Death of Cinema Jonathan Dawson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , June no. 14 2001;

— Review of Moulin Rouge Baz Luhrmann Craig Pearce 2001 single work film/TV
Home and Abroad in Moulin Rouge, The Dish and Lantana Felicity Collins , Therese Davis , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cinema after Mabo 2004; (p. 22-40)
In this chapter Collins and Davis locate Australian Film within an international context in order to examine the interplay between globalisation, local industry strategies and national cinema in three Australian films. The films are analysed 'in terms of their industrial-commercial strategies within a national economic and cultural policy framework which positions Australian film as an international genre'. Source : Australian Cinema After Mabo (2004)
y 'Moulin Rouge' Gareth Mitchell , Perth : Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) , 2002 Z1668027 2002 single work criticism Research undertaken by a student of the Centre for Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) into Moulin Rouge (2001). Includes aspects relating to the production phase, critical reception, principal performers and production crew, references and a synopsis.
form y Behind the Red Curtain Baz Luhrmann , Sydney : Bazmark Films , 2002 Z1668190 2002 single work film/TV An interactive 'behind the scenes' documentary, Behind the Red Curtain, gives director Baz Luhrmann an opportunity to provide insight into the making of Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet and Strictly Ballroom. Included is a tour of the unique space where he and his team work. One featurette, "Toulouse Tonight" is hosted by John Leguizamo (as Toulouse). In another, "Dubsy's Dirt" is presented by Luhrmann's personal assistant. The final scripts for all three films can be accessed, as are other Bazmark productions - a performance of "The Sunscreen Song" (by Lee Perry), and the music video clip "Now Until the Break of Day." The DVD also includes weblinks.
Cameraman in the Frame Neala Johnson , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 January 2012; (p. 11)
Working Outside The Model : An Interview With Vincent Sheehan Geoff Gardner (interviewer), 2001 single work interview
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , August no. 15 2001;
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