Red Curtain Trilogy
|Red Curtain Trilogy|
|Directed by||Baz Luhrmann|
|Written by||Baz Luhrmann|
Tara Morice (SB)
Claire Danes (R+J)
Nicole Kidman (MR)
|Music by||David Hirschfelder (SB)|
Nellee Hooper (R+J)
Craig Armstrong (MR)
|Cinematography||Steve Mason (SB)|
|Edited by||Jill Bilcock|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films (SB)|
20th Century Fox
The Red Curtain Trilogy is the title given to the first three films directed by Baz Luhrmann:
- Strictly Ballroom (1992), starring Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice
- Romeo + Juliet (1996), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes
- Moulin Rouge! (2001), starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor
These three films were included in the Red Curtain Trilogy DVD box set released in 2002. The films do not form a trilogy in the traditional sense, as there is no relationship between the plot of each film. Instead, the Red Curtain Trilogy has been described by Luhrmann as following a specific filmmaking technique. 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.
Box office performance
|Film||Australian release date||Box office gross||Budget||Ref(s)|
|Strictly Ballroom||20 August 1992||$11,738,022||N/A||$11,738,022||$3 million|||
|Romeo + Juliet||26 December 1996||$46,351,345||$101,203,653||$147,554,998||$14.5 million|||
|Moulin Rouge!||24 May 2001||$57,386,607||$121,826,827||$179,213,434||$52.5 million|||
|Strictly Ballroom||95% (39 reviews)||72 (16 reviews)||N/A|
|Romeo + Juliet||72% (60 reviews)||60 (20 reviews)||A-|
|Moulin Rouge!||76% (195 reviews)||66 (35 reviews)||B+|
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