Talk:Moulin Rouge

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Initial comment[edit]

This looks like a great effort, and I'm sure that your registration will be welcomed with open arms. I did have the 1952 Moulin Rouge movie on my long list of things to do.

The commentary is also good, it is probably more fair and neutral than many things which I have seen others try to pass off as gospel facts . It would probably be acceptable even to remove the italics of self-doubt at the end of the article. Eclecticology

More Commentary[edit]

I am sure this will be removed (and maybe it should be), but Moulin Rouge is also the absolute worst movie of all-time. It's true.

Of ALL TIME? Really? Have you seen any Madonna movie? ;)

~ Merinda

LOL - Except for A Field of Her Own, I must agree. --mav

I think you mean A League of Their Own. But, I forgot about that one, it was rather good :) ~Merinda

Ahem, Manos, the Hands of Fate, anyone?  :-) --KQ
Yes, that one should only be viewed with help from MST3K, it's the only way to make it out alive. ~Merinda

There's a lot of overlap between the later part of this article and Moulin Rouge!... --Paul A

Okay, not any more. —Paul A

MOULIN ROUGE WAS THE BEST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN! along with The Phantom of the Opera. =D.


Did Elvis definitely perform at the Moulin Rouge? Because from what I'd heard, the only non-US show he ever did was one in Canada back in his earlier days. Could be wrong, but perhaps someone else knows more on the topic AidanCoughlan 09:13, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

I'd heard something about him being there, but I don't know anything for sure.

Does anyone know where I can get a good timeline of Moulin Rouge? (The place, not the movie) Thanks! --Avonlea

If anyone could add pictures of the interior it would be a lot of help for me!


The fire of 1915?[edit]

You forgot to mention the fire of 1915. -- Toytoy 11:23, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

2nd paragraph states that Elvis Presley performed there. It is common knowledge that Elvis only ever set foot in two nations other than the USA; Germany during his service in the US Army, and very, very briefly in Scotland as he alighted the returning military aircraft while it refuelled. Presley never performed at the Moulin Rouge. GR, Australia. (Who is not a fan of either icon, but who is able to ackowledge facts)

Uh, actually it's "common knowledge" that he performed five times in Canada - his only performances outside America. Canada is NOT part of the USA! Vonbontee (talk) 04:57, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Movies[edit] lists very different years for the five different movies titled Moulin Rouge (not counting the Baz Luhrmann version). Does anyone know which are correct? Personally, I tend to trust Imbd more. (unsigned)

More importantly: it lists that Baz Luhrmann's film is an adaptation of the book, but it's actually an adaptation of La Boheme (Zeekthegeek)

Phrase needs copy edit?[edit]

I wanted to edit at least the "felft " in the following: Wow it felft great, to how though responded,a lesbian response, but am confused about what the rest of it means. I'm assuming "felft" should be "felt," but can you clarify the rest? Is it part of the quote? And if so, can we clean up the punctuation? I'd do it but I don't want to mess up the sic.

Mockingbirdbat 17:59, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Not the Moulin Rouge[edit]

I'm sorry to say that this article contains a number of errors. The Moulin Rouge was always an entertainment venue, a "legitimate nightclub". It was opened in the year of the Paris Exhibition in recognition of the fact that the city had become a truly international tourist attraction. It showcased the cancan, because that's what the tourists coming to Paris expected to see, but the cancan had existed as entertainment for decades. It was never a "respectable" dance - the working-class dancers were having a good time, daring each other to be more and more outrageous (both men and women). Their dance-floor antics were disapproved of by respectable society, and on a number of occasions the gendarmerie intervened when the cancan was danced. The dancers at the Moulin Rouge were not courtesans - the age of the courtesan dancer came to end with the end of the Second Empire in 1870-71 - but were in fact well-paid professional dancers. La Goulue, one of the most famous and subject of Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings and lithographs, earned enough money in the time she was there to "retire" and open her own entertainment business (it failed, but that's another story). The Tavern of Hell was a different nightclub in Montmartre, not at the Moulin Rouge, where the waiters all dressed as devils. There was another that simulated heaven, where the waiters dressed as angels. In fact the nightclub Moulin Rouge was named after the old Moulin Rouge, one of the windmills which used to be in the Montmartre to grind wheat, etc. (talk) 21:21, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Art Nouveau poster?[edit]

Is the Jules Cheret poster really art nouveau? It doesn't look like it to me. Richerman (talk) 14:00, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Closed for the Royal variety Show[edit]

Is it worth mentioning the MR closed for one of the few times in its history (if not THE only time) when the dancers performed for Elizabeth 2nd at a Royal variety Performance in London? ( (talk) 21:01, 25 October 2009 (UTC))