Five Favorite Films with Baz Luhrmann

Summary

For a director whose films -- from the eclectic pop confection Romeo + Juliet to the widescreen-nostalgic Australia -- are rich with references to cinema history, it should come as no surprise to find Baz Luhrmann arrives at his "Five Favorite Films" list both well prepared and bearing a caveat of sorts. "To me there are the usual suspects, in terms of the things I particularly like," he begins, when asked to break it down to five, "from Apocalypse Now to Lawrence of Arabia to Bandwagon, to The Seventh Seal or Annie Hall or The Wizard of Oz or Cabaret. They go from epics to musicals, but when I started to think about it, I started scribbling down these lists and there was Battle of Algiers and Being John Malkovich, All the President's Men and Casablanca, for example. So I was thinking, maybe my list will be what I think are remarkable films worth seeing, that are perhaps not on the radar. These are like the side menus to the main banquet, to broaden your palette." Back to Article

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Stuntman Mike

Roger Coghill

Not a real big fan of his work but his list is pretty solid. "Star 80" is a great film. Eric Roberts killed literally. Muriel Hemingway is great as well. Under seen. Never seen "Medium Cool". It's a work I've sought for years & hope to eventually view. Last I saw it was selling used (VHS!) on Amazon for around $150 (around the same as Dennis Hopper's "The Last Movie" which I also wish to see someday, someway!!!).

Oct 21 - 07:19 PM

loogenhausen

Nathan Ludwig

Tool. Pretentious. D-bag. You guys must have really studied hard in school to reach that level of erudition. I am in awe of you. And yes, in my opinion, I think cobretti and Tavin E. are both blithering idiots and their taste in movies is worse than a brain damaged toddler addicted to heroin. I'm not raging, I just have unbridled, seetinh contempt for morons like you mouth-breathing your way into the multiplexes, stealing my air and stinking up the joint. If eating people were legal, you'd both be in my freezer.

Oct 21 - 08:31 PM

loogenhausen

Nathan Ludwig

Tool. Pretentious. D-bag. You guys must have really studied hard in school to reach that level of erudition. I am in awe of you. And yes, in my opinion, I think cobretti and Tavin E. are both blithering idiots and their taste in movies is worse than a brain damaged toddler addicted to heroin. I'm not raging, I just have unbridled, seething contempt for morons like you mouth-breathing your way into the multiplexes, stealing my air and stinking up the joint. If eating people were legal, you'd both be in my freezer.

Oct 21 - 08:32 PM

Klaus Weasley

First Last

How can you disagree with a title when you haven't even seen these films?

Oct 22 - 11:27 AM

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