History Film / MoulinRouge

25th Mar '18 3:05:31 PM MeaJae97
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* EasilyForgiven: Despite Christian slut-shaming her in front of an entire audience, Satine doesn't see this as crossing the line when it comes to breakup etiquette.

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* EasilyForgiven: Despite Christian slut-shaming her in front of an entire audience, Satine doesn't see this as crossing the line when it comes to breakup etiquette. And although we don't understand Christian's rationale for getting back together with Satine, he overlooks the fact that she was the one who broke his heart.
25th Mar '18 2:54:34 PM MeaJae97
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-->'''TheNostalgiaChick:''' Singing fixes everything!
25th Jan '18 3:02:12 AM nirao01
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** David Wenham as DragQueen ex-librettist Audrey who only appears to be replaced by Christian.

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** David Wenham Creator/DavidWenham as DragQueen ex-librettist Audrey who only appears to be replaced by Christian.
24th Jan '18 1:55:38 PM slvstrChung
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The film is a wild mishmash of genres, kinetic editing and atmosphere, often compared to a MusicVideo for its use of JitterCam. It is also composed almost exclusively of {{Cover Version}}s of songs, though most of them have been rewritten into new styles. Music/{{Madonna}}'s "Music/LikeAVirgin" becomes a BusbyBerkeleyNumber ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny sung by a man]]), for instance, and the film contains only one song which the audience has never heard before (which, in fact, was originally intended for Luhrmann's ''[[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet]]''). It is also one of the most sustained examples of MoodWhiplash in recent history: the bleak FramingDevice of Christian at his typewriter switches quickly into a vibrant, almost cartoonish comedy before the inevitable spiral towards the {{Bittersweet|Ending}} / DownerEnding. Finally, it was the first musical to gain any sort of widespread popularity for a couple decades, and has helped launch the [[FollowTheLeader recent revival of the genre]].

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The film is a wild mishmash of genres, kinetic editing and atmosphere, often compared to a MusicVideo for its use of JitterCam. It is also composed almost exclusively of {{Cover Version}}s of songs, though most of them have been rewritten into new styles. Music/{{Madonna}}'s "Music/LikeAVirgin" becomes a BusbyBerkeleyNumber ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny sung by a man]]), for instance, and the film contains only one song which the audience has never heard before (which, in fact, was originally intended for Luhrmann's ''[[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet]]''). It is also one of the most sustained triumphant examples of the FirstLawOfTragicomedies, taking it almost to MoodWhiplash in recent history: territory; the bleak FramingDevice of Christian at his typewriter switches quickly into a vibrant, almost cartoonish comedy before the inevitable spiral towards the {{Bittersweet|Ending}} / DownerEnding. Finally, it was the first musical to gain any sort of widespread popularity for a couple decades, and has helped launch the [[FollowTheLeader recent revival of the genre]].



* AfterTheEnd: downplayed. There has been no world-destroying apocalypse, but it's clear from the opening that ''Christian's'' world has collapsed. As the movie progresses, he slowly pieces himself together. Also, since the film is a WholeEpisodeFlashback, it does take place, on a literal level, after its own ending.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: when The Duke returns and finds Christian [[NotWhatItLooksLike holding Satine in his arms]] (she has just swooned for unrelated reasons), he is dismissive of the idea that the two of them are rehearsing:
-->"You mean to say that, scantily clad, in the arms of another man, ''inside an elephant'', that you were rehearsing?!"
** The best part is that he emphasizes the "elephant" portion as though it is truly what seals the deal, ignoring the fact that (so far as the movie bothers to explain) Satine's house is simply done up like a giant elephant. This sets up the impression that he is an UpperClassTwit.



* FirstLawOfTragicomedies: as mentioned above, it starts cheerful (almost absurdly so) before beginning a slow descent.



** The Duke as well. Though initially characterized as a HarmlessVillain, he's quickly revealed to be anything but. He also seems genuinely hurt by the fact that Satine isn't interested in him. Finally, he's the first person on the cast to see Satine's death coming.



-->'''Christian:''' You don't have to stand, I mean... It's sometimes... it's quite long. And I'd like you to be comfortable. It's quite modern what I do and it may feel a little strange at first, bu.. but I think if you're open, then... then you might enjoy it.

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-->'''Christian:''' You don't have to stand, I mean... It's sometimes... it's quite long. And I'd like you to be comfortable. It's quite modern modern, what I do do, and it may feel a little strange at first, bu.. but I think if you're open, then... then you might enjoy it.
17th Jan '18 4:53:35 PM ClintEastwood
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Creator/NicoleKidman fractured two ribs and hurt her knee while rehearsing, so in a few scenes she's shot from the chest up only to hide that she was actually in a wheelchair.
12th Jan '18 12:07:33 AM MeaJae97
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* WritersSuck: Christian comes across as a naive, hopeless romantic stumbling through a situation ''way'' over his head. Since the whole film is an extended flashback written by Christian himself, the audience can see him despising and pitying his younger self's innocence, but he is still an emotional wreck as a result.

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* WritersSuck: Christian comes across as a naive, hopeless romantic stumbling through a situation ''way'' over his head. Since the whole film is an extended flashback written by Christian himself, himself after he became an emotional wreck, the audience can see him despising and pitying his younger self's innocence, but he is still an emotional wreck as a result.innocence.
12th Jan '18 12:05:24 AM MeaJae97
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* WritersSuck: Christian comes across as a naive, hopeless romantic stumbling through a situation ''way'' over his head.

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* WritersSuck: Christian comes across as a naive, hopeless romantic stumbling through a situation ''way'' over his head. Since the whole film is an extended flashback written by Christian himself, the audience can see him despising and pitying his younger self's innocence, but he is still an emotional wreck as a result.
9th Jan '18 8:14:36 PM somestrangecircus
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* LovingAShadow: The Duke is convinced that Satine loves him. In early dialogue with Christian, she remarks that making "men believe what they want to believe" is a courtesan's job.

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* LovingAShadow: The Duke sees Satine more as a prize to be kept than as a real person, and is also convinced that Satine she loves him. In early dialogue with Christian, she remarks that making "men believe what they want to believe" is a courtesan's job.
9th Jan '18 8:11:55 PM somestrangecircus
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** Speaking of which, [[spoiler: tuberculosis is contagious, meaning a lot of the people Satine came into contact with, especially Christian, should have been at risk.]]
31st Oct '17 10:59:38 PM MeaJae97
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* ProtagonistCentredMorality: The main character and the villain both want to be in love with the same woman and feel entitled to have her, albeit with different perspectives on love. They both take incredibly cruel actions when she rejects their advances, showing that they can't respect her wishes. But we are clearly supposed to side with Christian because of how revolutionary he is.
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