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Baz Luhrman Coursework

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University Degree Romeo and Juliet

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Baz Luhraman's original name was Mark Anthony Luhrmann, but was later nicknamed Baz due to his resemblance to the character Basil Brush. He was born on the 17th September 1962 in Australia. Luhrmann is an Australian Film Director and is one of the best in the trade. Mainly for is use of flamboyant and colourful use of imagery. Baz is married to one of his production designers in which has helped him in all of his films. They have two children, Lillian, and William. The three films he has directed so far are; Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo & Juliet (1996), Moulin Rouge (2001) and is currently working on his fourth which is called 'An Oz Gone With the Wind.' starring Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. Baz stated that Italian Grand Opera has a major influence in his work.

Baz Luhrmann took the plot of Romeo & Juliet and brought it in to the 20th century. He did make one massive change in the last scene though. The part Baz changed was the timing of their deaths. In Shakespeare's original version, Romeo killed himself and then a couple of seconds later Juliet would wake up. But what Luhrmann did

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