Baz Luhrmann 's Life During The Time Of The Cold War Essay

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Baz Luhrmann was born in Sydney in the year 1962. His father, Leonard Luhrmann, ran a petrol station and a movie theatre while his mother, Barbara Carmel, was a ballroom dance teacher and dress shop owner. Luhrmann was a ballroom dancer as a child and this along with his mother being a ballroom dancing teacher gave him the inspiration for the film Strictly Ballroom. He was raised in Herons Creek, a tiny rural settlement, in northern New South Wales and attended St Paul 's College. During college he performed in the school’s version of Shakespeare 's Henry IV, Part 1, and Narrabeen High School?. Luhrmann officially changed his given name from Mark to Baz, his nickname, sometime around 1979. In 1983, he commenced an acting course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art during which he made Strictly Ballroom. He made it in response to feeling “artistically oppressed” during the time of the Cold War. In 1985 he graduated from the Institute of Dramatic Art. In 1997 Luhrmann married Catherine Martin, a production designer and they now have two children. A year before he was married Luhrmann made Romeo + Juliet which was nominated for an Oscar and five years later Moulin Rouge was screened. This film was nominated for eight Oscars and won two. The Capitals like later? red curtain trilogy is three films connected through their style, Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge that are all very similar, all three films have a very similar and distinctive style and all three…

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