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2011-05-22 20:00:00

SYDNEY, May 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Baz Luhrmann and NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell have today announced that the stage musical of the iconic Australian film Strictly Ballroom will have its world premiere and first run in Sydney at the Lyric Theatre from September 2013. "Today I'm very pleased to announce Baz Luhrmann and producers Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan of Global Creatures have chosen Sydney over London and New York for the world premiere of the much anticipated, Strictly...

2009-09-01 13:19:59

A British fan of the post-apocalyptic film Mad Max and its sequels is opening a museum for the movies in the small Australian town where they were shot. Adrian Bennett, 45, said he moved from Bradford, England, to Adelaide, Australia, with his wife and two sons three years ago and last month they relocated to the remote Outback town of Silverton, on the border of South Australia and New South Wales, The Times of London reported Tuesday. Bennett, who first saw Mad Max and first sequel The Road...

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2008-12-19 16:04:12

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has bought the rights to F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age novel The Great Gatsby, Variety.com reported. Luhrmann's films include Moulin Rouge, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Strictly Ballroom and the current release, Australia. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said Luhrmann plans to concentrate on making a Gatsby adaptation after he finishes campaigning on behalf of Australia this awards season. A screenplay for the latest incarnation of...

2008-11-12 09:00:26

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann says "Australia," his big-screen epic starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, isn't finished yet. The BBC quoted Luhrmann as saying he has until Friday to complete his $130 million, World War II-era movie, which is to open in U.S. and Australian theaters Nov. 26 and in the United Kingdom the following month. Luhrmann, whose films include "Strictly Ballroom,""William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge," made the revelation about his looming deadline...

2006-02-23 02:11:04

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman have signed up for an Australian historical epic to be directed by Baz Luhrmann, Luhrmann's publicist said on Thursday. Publicist Maria Farmer confirmed media reports that the new movie, to be filmed in Australia's harsh but beautiful outback, would begin production in August. Luhrmann, director of the hit musical Moulin Rouge, told Australian newspapers that he would direct the film and co-write it with Australian...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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