Tag Archives: Baz Luhrmann

Riotous Excursions: Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

I contributed a piece to Bright Wall Dark Room’s August “Literary Adaptations” issue, and I wrote on a film I’ve been wanting to write about – and celebrate – for a long time (or, ever since it came out): Baz … Continue reading

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July 2016 Viewing Diary

The Great Gatsby (2013; d. Baz Luhrmann) Watched 3 times. Never written about it before. I think there’s a genius in it. The Great Gatsby (1974; d. Jack Clayton) Never written about it before. I DON’T think there’s a genius … Continue reading

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Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge

Maybe the happiest place of all for me, even though he (the character) has a sad end.

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A History Of Celebrity Crushes

Sheila-style. I’ve had intense celebrity crushes all my life. It’s fun, it’s an escape. Other women read romance novels. I throw myself into sweeping crushes with movie stars. I’m vaguely embarrassed by this tendency. But I do it anyway. Off … Continue reading

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