Thursday, January 15, 2009

Australia by Baz Luhrman

Starring Brandon Walters, Hugh Jackman and the Ever Most Talented Actress Nicole Kidman.

First I want to take a second to talk about Mr. Luhrman:

He grew up in rural Australia and it was at his father's movie theatre that he started loving the world of movies and the power of story telling. His most notable works to date are the three films that make up his Red Curtain Trilogy: Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001), they all fell under a particular style of filmmaking which was devised by Luhrmann to actively promote audience participation, Moulin Rouge, has been his most successful film to date.

In 2004, he directed the world's most expensive advertisement for Chanel No 5, a 4-minute short film titled "No 5: The Film" starring Nicole Kidman and Rodrigo Santoro. The film ad, a fairy-tale story cost £18 million and made Nicole Kidman a Guinness World Record holder for highest paid actress in a commercial. Costumes were designed by Karl Lagerfeld.


Is a Story About Australia and its people and how it's been shaped by its history and inhabitants. It's tragic and real. It's stunning and horribly disturbing. It is showing the world of the Aboriginals, and their rituals/beliefs. Beliefs which needs to be respected. Even in this world of Today it needs to be respected, just like any other religion/ belief.

It is Too a love story. That between Nicole and Jack. That between Nicole, Jack and the child "cream" Nullah. Because of a white father and a aboriginal mother he is/ was meant to not belong to anyone. Because of the laws in Australia, he did not belong to anyone. He really was All alone. This child ends up with Madame Ashley (Nicole Kidman) and a Cattle drover ( Hugh Jackman).

It's a movie about loving your country, the feeling of right and wrong, the need to have a story being told about your life ( a story brings meaning to your life) and generations to come; but most of all Being Able to Love. To stand up for what and whom you love and how you dare To Follow through . Too a story of being able To Let Go. To realize that by letting go, it can be the greatest love of all. To Love your country, your intimate people and to take responsibility for the small ones unconditionally.

Mr. Luhrman, Wow!!! thank you for the story you've told us.

Go See!!!!!

Just because it's like this, does Not mean it Should be like this.

Right and wrong should be different.



Rita said...

I liked it too.... I enjoyed watching it with my mum when she was in paris... a good moovie about a strange country...

Alice Saga said...

Rita: where is my Mr. Handsome??? one like him?


Such a real movie but above all, What a Love story. Between a woman, man And child.