Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 2, 2009

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
#67 on my Top 100 List
Mmmm, Ewan McGregor can sing. He's not great in this movie about always suppressing his Scottish accent, but that's fine with me. Though this movie's been out less than ten years, the doomed romance between Christian and Satine (Nicole Kidman) is already one of the more iconic and memorable film couples from the last decade. It helps that they both sing beautifully. The color in the movie is vibrant and alive, shown through Baz Luhrmann's almost overwhelming filming style, where everything is fast and bright and loud. Most of the songs are covers, though between the arrangements and the performers, they don't feel like it. "El Tango de Roxanne" embodies lust and jealousy, "Meet Me in the Red Room" is pure sexuality, "One Day I'll Fly Away" is hopeful and hopeless at the same time, and "Your Song" is reminiscent of innocent true love.
My Netflix rating: 5 stars

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