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Baz Luhrmann, Australia Trailer

Movie Preview: Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Baz Luhrmann, the Australian director of Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge has been working on his next film Australia for a while, and now we've got our first look at the project. Although the trailer doesn't give away much of the plot (I think Nicole Kidman makes an attempt, kinda, in the form of a simplified children's story but it doesn't really help much), it appears we're looking at an Australia under attack during the Pacific War with a romance thrown in there for good measure.

Visually, the film looks stunning. I've always had a hunch that if Luhrmann could apply just a small amount of restraint to his trademark movie aesthetic, we would be in for something truly special and this very well may be it. Also, Hugh Jackman as an outback cowboy might be the role he was born to play.

The film is set for release November 14. To see the trailer and let me know what you think,



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Lby54229 Lby54229 8 years
Can't wait to see the movie.
Lby54229 Lby54229 8 years
To SWEETNERS: The song on the trailer was the same song on the movie ROMEO + JULIET - "The Balcony Scene". I don't know the composer but maybe that information will help. When I first saw the trailer, that song was bugging me and I couldn't remember where I'd heard it.
mel92 mel92 8 years
Are you guys idiots? You said you couldn't wait to hear Nicole in her natural dialect, but she plays a british woman in the movie. Also, you say u think you'll will love australia after this move, but remember this movie is set like 60 years ago and doesn't necessiarily represent what austrlia is like today, and no, not every australian has that strong of an accent, hugh puts it on because thats how they spoke that long ago. I'll go see it because of the storyline not because of hugh, u guys would never go see it unless he was in it.
sweensters sweensters 8 years
So... the song on the trailer Australia knocked my socks off. Gave me the chills big time. I had to watch it a few times on tivo. Well, thank goodness for V cast song id w/ the verizon phone envy. That thing is a lifesaver. Been trying to find the song for a while, but then I thought, who knows, my phone might know. Anyway, the song on the trailer is called The Only Moment We Were Alone, by Explosions in the Sky. Rock Out!
damanhugh49 damanhugh49 9 years
marthix, Hugh Jackman has an Oscar in his future. I am a big fan too.
yakyak31 yakyak31 9 years
Does anyone know the name of the song playing during the Australia trailer?
Bethie985 Bethie985 9 years
I love Baz Luhrman, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, I can't think of anything better than this! And I'm sure I'll love Australia after the movie!
marthix marthix 9 years
I am the biggest fan ever of hugh jackman and I hope he will earn an Oscar for this! The movie seems to be fantastic and it could be the film of the year, a great hit both at the box office and the upcoming Academy Awards. Luhrman and Kidman are a guarantee but there is noone like Jackman. He is the most talented actor of his age and by far the most handsome hollywood star ever. I know I'm going to see Australia twice when it hits the big screen...
damanhugh49 damanhugh49 9 years
Nicole and Hugh will be awesome together. Can't wait!
damanhugh49 damanhugh49 9 years
Hugh Jackman is The Drover and he is the real star of this movie. Hugh is Sexy and Gorgeous! This is a beautiful and great movie and there is already Oscar Buzz.
ceej ceej 9 years
I'm sorry but this looks very over the top to me. The dialogue is horrible and Nicole Kidman's delivery is wooden to say the least. I know she's supposed to be British but the faux Mary Poppins is yuk. Cinematography does look great but I hope the rest of the production is a lot more naturalistic than the scene with the child, that made me laugh out loud.
ricarocks ricarocks 9 years
can't wait!!!!!!!!!
Sashaqueenie Sashaqueenie 9 years
Wow! I got goose pimples just looking at the trailer. Nicole looks so gorgeous! Yeaahh!!!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Haha, what's up with the Chinese characters at the end of the preview (yet another IP violation?). I was a little distracted by the music (I think it's from Henry V soundtrack), and I'm not sure about the storytelling part, but I'm looking forward to the film as I love Baz, Nicole, and Hugh.
damanhugh49 damanhugh49 9 years
Australia trailer is awesome! Hugh Jackman is HOT! I already love this movie. Hugh Hugs, Nancy B
Jenny86 Jenny86 9 years
WOW! I loved Moulin Rouge and Nicole is my favorite actress. Hugh isn't too bad for the eyes, too. This is visually stunning. Can't wait for this movie!
luckyme luckyme 9 years
I'll see it just for Hugh Jackman alone. Don't get me wrong, I like Nicole and Baz...but that Hugh makes me swoon.
stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
Wow! Can't wait. A dream matchup of two of the best actors from Australia. WIth no disrespect for Cate Blanchett :)
katecroft08 katecroft08 9 years
I really can't wait to see this! I'm a huge Nicole Kidman fan! I think this film would be great, since it was directed by Baz Lhurman! I love Hugh too! ha ha.. I really can't wait to see this, can't wait! I like to learn Nicole Kidman's accent.. :) as a whole, I'm a hundred percent sure that this movie will rock!
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
This looks good. I love Baz! And it'll be interesting to hear Nicole Kidman speak in her natural dialect. Even in interviews she plays it down!
cricket2 cricket2 9 years
Yuck I won't be wasting any money on this one.I bet it will do well in Australia but bomb over here just like most of Kidman's movies do
Kazo Kazo 9 years
It looks very 'Out Of Africa'
lovelipgloss lovelipgloss 9 years
Well it looks like it could go either way. I'll have high hopes though because I love Luhrmann's other movies (yay Strictly Ballroom!)
idawson idawson 9 years
looks interesting
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
wow! looks spectacular! i just hope that the aboriginal people aren't stereotypically portrayed. :(
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