Moulin Rogue Movie review

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Moulin Rogue

Movie Review

Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge is a story of love and passion. The main slogan being "the greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return". He had mixed fiction with fact, love with hate and death with desire. Capturing the history of the Moulin rouge between 1899 and 1900 but with a modern twist. He has created characters and used some characters that actually worked at the Moulin Rogue such as Harold Ziddler and the Duke.

Nicole Kidman proves to the world she isn't just an actress and a pretty face but a singer too and together with Ewan McGregor they create a musical masterpiece. Including songs from, the sound of music ("The hills are alive"), Elton John ("Your song"), Jim Broadbent ("Like a virgin") and many more. There are also a series of original songs including "Spectacular-Spectacular" and "Fly away".

The cast are able to create emotion that can't be expressed in word but only in song.

Christen (Ewan) is young romantic writer who has moved to the city to pursue his writing career even after his father warning him "Don't go to the Moulin Rogue and get caught up with a Moulin Rogue dancer". This is exactly what he does when he starts to write a play called "Spectacular-Spectacular" with a group of Bohemian revolutionists. When he goes to the Moulin rogue, to ask Satine (Kidman) a.k.a "Sparkling diamond" for a contract to hold the play in the Moulin Rogue. He falls head over heals in love with her. Unfortunately so does the Duke. The Duke being the bad guy in this movie is, over controlling, possessive and extremely jealous. Satine then has to convince the duke to pay for the making of the play so he wouldn't...