• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Moulin Rouge - Mock-newspaper film review

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Entertainment Weekly 20 May, 2004 Moulin Rouge: the Hip Edge to Love Tales Moulin Rouge was seen in a theatre- or a tiny bedroom; whatever you prefer to call it- at 9:00 pm, 11th May. Known as one of the hippest yet classy musicals of modern time, it depicts the story of a young, dazzling star (played by Nicole Kidman) of a popular French nightclub and the steamy affair she has with a young writer (Ewan McGregor). No doubt this leads to the usual jealousy, hatred, and scandal clichéd in many musicals of time. However, with music by Randy Edelman, a fun side of the musical shines through- lyrics being a mockery of songs merged together, including classics such as Whitney Houston’s, ‘I will always love you.’ The musical is set in a nightclub at Paris during the Bohemian Revolution, the period of ideas and inspiration. ...read more.

Middle

Flurry and movement is also created to show the excitement of a nightclub- ladies twirling in peacock frills, courtesans skipping in tiny corsets and dancers shaking their stuff whilst the music grows louder and louder, and the colors grow from rainbow to intense red, orange, green. Lighting is an important aspect in musicals, showing audience the change of drama- the love scenes, the horny scenes and the unhappy ones. Blue lighting is also shown when Satine dies, but it is a darker blackish blue, and images are slightly blurred to convey grief to the audience. At the height of happiness, Satine meets Christian, and experiences change of emotional state- from ignorance, to learning to love. As her emotions change, accordingly, so does the music. ...read more.

Conclusion

Kylie Minogue also puts in a small part as the ?green fairy? that shakes her tootsie and flirts with Christian. Director, Baz Luhrmann, weaves into this musical the themes of passion, obsession and desire, and also fills the screen with high-energy music and stunning visuals. Choreography is also an excellent aspect, for hundreds of girls are made to dance in certain patterns, winding here and there to draw attention. Not only does dance pattern draw attention, but so does the vast variety of costumes worn on the set, including frills, corsets, mesh, and silk in thousands of vibrant colors. Choreography, costumes, lighting and sound add overall affect to the show and decorate this love tale, evoking a sense of tragedy, passion and magic upon us. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Audience and Production Analysis section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Audience and Production Analysis essays

  1. The film I will be discussing is Dracula. The director of Dracula is Francis ...

    This may touch their heart and make them feel sorry for Elizabetha. It would also make the audience feel as though they are walking with Dracula. After that shot there is an extreme close up of Elizabetha. In this shot you can see her sweaty face and also the blood dripping of her face.

  2. Compare and contrast the openings of the Franco Zefferelli and Baz Luhrmann film productions ...

    Scenes are shown with quick flashes of images and filmed negative scenes such as arguments, gunfights and so on. All this is preparing the audience for the next scene, in which the argument between Tybalt and Benvolio takes place. In the opening scene, there are three men that are identified as Montague boys as identified from their car licence plates.

  1. Baz luhrmann and Moulin Rouge

    It is here where we are introduced to the sparkling diamond of the Moulin Rouge, the infamous star that descends lighting up the faces of the men as she passes, the seducing Satine. Nicole Kidman couldn't have played the role of Satine better.

  2. The lyrical, slow-moving opening sequence is a dazzling combination of cinematography, music and hallucinatory ...

    Kurtz (Marlon Brando). A reel-to-reel tape recording of Kurtz's voice is played: I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream, it's my nightmare. Crawling, slipping along the edge of a straight razor and surviving....But we must kill them, we must incinerate them, pig

  1. Shrek.This film completely reinvents the original fairy tale story; In this film you see ...

    Shrek seems like a traditional Ogre because he is big, green and ugly and is feared by most people who cross his path. He threatens the fairytale creatures that seek refuge, which makes us feel that he is selfish and heartless.

  2. To what extent do the lesbian characters in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (2002) conform ...

    Hour, starring Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, when MacLaine's character shoots herself after admitting her love for Hepburn's character. Even in modern films and TV shows the clich´┐Ż still seems to live on, with films such as Basic Instinct (1992)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work