Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2013
Who Has The Remote? announced Baz Luhrmann as the winner of its Director of the Moment award following the unexpected success of The Great Gatsby during its weekend release. According to CBS, the Baz Luhrmann-directed Gatsby had an ultra-successful opening weekend, debuting with a whopping $51.1 million. Baz Luhrmann’s unique 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby is an elegant visual spectacle that was originally scheduled for a December 2012 release.
Baz Luhrmann is no stranger to visual, musical movie spectacles. He is famous for directing 2008’s Australia, an epic historical romance set during World War II. Starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, it became the second-highest grossing Australian movie ever. Luhrman is also known for the monster smash Moulin Rouge! released in 2001, a love story about a poet who falls in love with a cabaret actress in Paris. The movie was nominated for eight Oscars and won two, for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.
The Great Gatsby’s debut was Luhrman’s biggest ever – his previous best was $14.8 million for Australia. In fact, the film’s debut was almost identical to the total domestic earnings of Moulin Rouge! The Great Gatsby is similar to Luhrman’s other films in that it has a historical setting and makes use of a vibrant score and high-impact costuming. Set in the Roaring Twenties, the movie stars A-list actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire. The movie has been noted for featuring elaborate scenes with a contemporary soundtrack featuring Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Lana Del Rey.
Movie lovers can check out Baz Luhrmann’s other movies on demand by signing up for satellite tv promotions. Watch Australia, Moulin Rouge!, other Luhrman specials like Romeo + Juliet, and eventually, The Great Gatsby, in the comfort of your own home.
Due to the dynamic musical score, unique visuals, and commercial success of the new movie The Great Gatsby, Who Has The Remote? names Baz Luhrmann as the Director of the Moment. His other groundbreaking films include Australia, Moulin Rouge!, and Romeo + Juliet.
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