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Aug232013

"Spectacular! Spectacular!" ...Now With a Third "Spectacular!"?

Have you heard that Baz Luhrmann wants to convert Moulin Rouge! to 3D?  On principal we should tsk tsk this because sensible people hate what 3-D hath wrought (ticket price inflation and obsessive preferencing of new technology rather than obsessive quality control) but the very best and only great thing about the 3-D movement is the rare opportunity it has afforded us the chance to see beloved movies back on the big screen -- yay Jurassic Park -- albeit in bastardized form.

But still. Consider...

"She is mine!"

Moulin Rouge! is such a Spectacular! Spectacular! Tiered Cake of Visual Goodies that it could surely handle yet one more layer of frosting. And the stage craft on "Hindi Sad Diamonds" was already desperately trying to go 3-D to begin with.

I'm making excuses for 3-D because any chance to see it on the big screen again is welcome. I'd be there with bells on and absinthe in hand. That five times during its initial release was wondrous and here's to number six. Not that on should hold one's breath waiting for Baz Luhrmann to follow through or get back to work. You know how he do inbetween features. 

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Reader Comments (7)

I've never seen the movie and worst yet when I caught a glimpse of it on HBO it was Pan and Scan.

August 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

One of my favorite movies!

August 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjsb

3rd Spectacular? Like Bora Bora Bora?

August 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCasey Fiore

Casey -- exactly... the third repetition adds the dimensionality. Like summoning Beetlejuice.

August 24, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Nathaniel, I believe the Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn is doing 2 Moulin Rouge screenings next weekend. True, they are singalongs, but it's still Moulin Rouge on a movie screen!

August 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim

OMG A CHANCE TO SEE MY FAVORITE FILM IN THE THEATRE???! Um, yessssss plz. I don't support the 3D craze at all, but I will for Moulin Rouge! I was only 8 when this came out soo couldn't exactly see it in the theatre. I guess I could have, but...

August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

I saw it 5 times in the cinema too Nathaniel. I'll be there for number 6 in 3D. Of course I'm not holding my breath. I'm going to make do with Strictly Ballroom the Stage Musical coming to the Sydney Lyric Theatre in 2014.

August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

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