March 19, 2002

BAZMANIA :

You're likely to either love Baz Luhrmann or loathe him. The wife and I saw Strictly Ballroom (available March 19th on DVD) in a Chicago cinema filled with elderly couples and men whose love dare not speak its name (given the choice, I guess we were an elderly couple). A preview came on for that awful piece of dreck with Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson and Robert Redford where Redford buys the favors of Moore for a night. One old lady behind us, with an irreproducible combination of a growl and a lisp [I suppose it melded something of Tom Waits and Richard Simmons respectively] turned to her husband and rumbled : "Wobit Wedfid, I'd **** him fow a miwwion dowwahs." Even if the movie had stunk, which it didn't, how can you not a love a moment like that?

Here's a great review of his latest : Seducing the Underworld : Christian's story in Moulin Rouge. (Douglas Jones, March/April 2002, Christianity Today)

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 19, 2002 8:15 AM
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