The Red Curtain Trilogy

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The Red Curtain Trilogy
The Red Curtain Trilogy VideoCover.jpeg
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Produced by SB:
Tristram Mall
Baz Luhrmann
Gabriella Martinelli
Martin Brown
Baz Luhrmann
Fred Baron
Martin Brown
Written by Baz Luhrmann
Craig Pearce
Starring Paul Mercurio
Tara Morice (SB)
Leonardo DiCaprio
Claire Danes (R+J)
Ewan McGregor
Nicole Kidman (MR)
Music by David Hirschfelder (SB)
Nellee Hooper (R+J)
Craig Armstrong (MR)
Cinematography Steve Mason (SB)
Donald McAlpine
Edited by Jill Bilcock
Distributed by Miramax Films (SB)
20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • February 12, 1993 (1993-02-12) (SB)
  • November 1, 1996 (1996-11-01) (R+J)
  • June 1, 2001 (2001-06-01) (MR)
Running time
441 minutes
Country Australia
United States
Language English
Budget $70 million
Box office $338,506,454

The Red Curtain Trilogy is the title given to the first three films directed by Baz Luhrmann:

These three films were included in a "Red Curtain Trilogy" DVD box set released in 2002.[1] 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.[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.

Box office[edit]

  • Strictly Ballroom (94 minutes) – $11,738,022[3] (Budget: A$3 million)[4]
  • Romeo + Juliet (120 minutes) – $147,554,998[5] (Budget: $14.5 million)[6]
  • Moulin Rouge! (127 minutes) – $179,213,434[7] (Budget: $52.5 million)[8]

Critical reception[edit]


  1. ^ Urban, Andrew L. (2002-11-28). "Red Curtain Trilogy: DVD". Urban Cinefile. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  2. ^ Busari, Stephanie (2008-06-30). "Luhrmann brings down Red Curtain with new epic". CNN. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  3. ^ Strictly Ballroom at Box Office Mojo
  4. ^
  5. ^ Romeo + Juliet at Box Office Mojo
  6. ^
  7. ^ Moulin Rouge! at Box Office Mojo
  8. ^
  9. ^ Strictly Ballroom at Rotten Tomatoes
  10. ^ Strictly Ballroom at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ Romeo + Juliet at Rotten Tomatoes
  12. ^ Romeo + Juliet at the Internet Movie Database
  13. ^ Moulin Rouge! at Rotten Tomatoes
  14. ^ Moulin Rouge! at the Internet Movie Database

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