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Trivia: Moulin Rouge!

The 2001 film provides examples of:

  • All There in the Manual: Each of the courtesans at the Moulin Rouge has a specific name, along with a costume that reflects that name. Examples include French Maid, Petite Princess (a midget), Madame Fromage (a Big Beautiful Woman in clothing that suggests desserts), Travesty (who wears a man's suit and top hat on the top of her body, and a can-can dress on the bottom), and Pearly Queen (who wears various expensive-looking items, such as furs and pearls).
  • Fake Nationality: The French characters are played by Australian and British actors, and an Argentinian character is played by a Polish actor.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Jim Broadbent and John Leguizamo are both dubbed over when Ziddler and Toulouse sing. (The rest of the cast members do their own singing.)
  • Retroactive Recognition: We find out Slughorn's previous profession.
  • Sleeper Hit: Made a modest $50 million at the box office (maybe not-so-modest considering the musical genre was sagging), but became an even bigger hit on DVD via word-of-mouth.
  • What Could Have Been: Originally Kylie Minogue's Fairy role was going to be portrayed by Ozzy Osbourne. The warped roar her voice turns into is all him.
    • Tim Wheeler from Irish band Ash auditioned for the part of Christian.

The 1952 film contains examples of:

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