World Directors

Baz Luhrmann

Authors: Cook, Pam

  • First book length study of Baz Luhrmann's filmmaking career, from early successes such as 'Strictly Ballroom' (199 to the 2008 epic 'Australia'
  • Author is a  film scholar, editor of BFI's bestselling title The Cinema Book
  • Draws on original research based on unprecedented access to the Luhrmann archives and to Luhrmann and his chief collaborator Catherine Martin at their production base in Sydney
  • Richly illustrated with colour and black and white images from Luhrmann's films
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About this book


This is the first major book-length study of the work of Australian film-maker Baz Luhrmann, one of the most exciting and controversial personalities working in World Cinema today. Luhrmann's reputation as an innovator rests on the evidence of the three films known as the Red Curtain Trilogy: Strictly Ballroom (1992), William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001), which together demonstrate the development of a highly distinctive style and brand.
 
Pam Cook, who was given unprecedented access to the Luhrmann private archives, explores the genesis of the Red Curtain aesthetic, from Luhrmann's early experience in theatre and opera to his collaborative working methods and unique production set-up. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Luhrmann and his chief collaborator, designer Catherine Martin, she traces the roots of their work in an increasingly globalised Australian film culture, investigating the relationship of their company Bazmark to the Hollywood studio Twentieth Century-Fox, and the influences on their style and production methods. At the book's heart are substantial analyses of the spectacular Red Curtain films and the historical epic Australia (2008). This lively and original study of one of contemporary cinema's most fascinating figures will appeal to film scholars, cultural historians and Luhrmann enthusiasts alike. 
 

About the authors

PAM COOK is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton. She is the editor of The Cinema Book Third Edition (2007) and Gainsborough Pictures (1997), and the author of Fashioning the Nation: Costume and Identity in British Cinema (1996), I Know Where I'm Going! (2002) and Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (2005).

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  • Due: May 7, 2010
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-578-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84457-157-4
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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-84457-158-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Baz Luhrmann
Authors
Series Title
World Directors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-84457-578-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84457-157-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-158-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
208
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