Red Curtain Trilogy

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Red Curtain Trilogy
The Red Curtain Trilogy VideoCover.jpeg
Directed byBaz Luhrmann
Produced byStrictly Ballroom (SB):
Tristram Mall
Romeo + Juliet (R+J):
Baz Luhrmann
Gabriella Martinelli
Martin Brown
Moulin Rouge (MR):
Baz Luhrmann
Fred Baron
Martin Brown
Written byBaz Luhrmann
Craig Pearce
StarringPaul Mercurio (SB)
Tara Morice (SB)
Leonardo DiCaprio (R+J)
Claire Danes (R+J)
Ewan McGregor (MR)
Nicole Kidman (MR)
Music byDavid Hirschfelder (SB)
Nellee Hooper (R+J)
Craig Armstrong (MR)
CinematographySteve Mason (SB)
Donald McAlpine
Edited byJill Bilcock
Production
company
AFFC (SB)
M&A Productions (SB)
Bazmark
Distributed byMiramax Films (SB)
20th Century Fox
Release date
1992–2001
Running time
441 minutes
CountryAustralia
United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$70 million
Box office$338,506,454

The Red Curtain Trilogy is a DVD boxed set, released in 2002, of the first three films directed by Baz Luhrmann:[1]

The films do not form a trilogy in the traditional sense, as there is no relationship between the plot and characters of the three films. Rather, Luhrmann said that the three films followed a specific style of filmmaking.[2] Each film contains a theatre motif that reappears throughout the film. Dance is used in the first film, poetry and language in the second, and song in the third.[3]

Reception[edit]

Box office performance[edit]

Film Australian release date Box office gross Budget Ref(s)
Australia Other territories Worldwide
Strictly Ballroom 20 August 1992 $11,738,022 N/A $11,738,022 $3 million [4]
Romeo + Juliet 26 December 1996 $46,351,345 $101,203,653 $147,554,998 $14.5 million [5]
Moulin Rouge! 24 May 2001 $57,386,607 $121,826,827 $179,213,434 $52.5 million [6]

Critical response[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Strictly Ballroom 95% (41 reviews)[7] 72 (16 reviews)[8] N/A
Romeo + Juliet 72% (64 reviews)[9] 60 (20 reviews)[10] A-
Moulin Rouge! 76% (198 reviews)[11] 66 (35 reviews)[12] B+

References[edit]

  1. ^ Urban, Andrew L. (28 November 2002). "Red Curtain Trilogy: DVD". Urban Cinefile. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. ^ Busari, Stephanie (30 June 2008). "Luhrmann Brings down the Red Curtain with New Epic". CNN. WarnerMedia. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  3. ^ Coyle, Rebecca (2013). "Baz Luhrmann's Eclectic Musical Signature in the Red Curtain Trilogy" (PDF). Screen Sound. 4. ISSN 1838-3351. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Strictly Ballroom (1993)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Romeo + Juliet (1996)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Moulin Rouge! (2001)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Strictly Ballroom (1992)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Strictly Ballroom Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Romeo + Juliet (1996)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Romeo + Juliet Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Moulin Rouge! (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Moulin Rouge! Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 30 May 2018.

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