Thursday, February 10, 2011

***MOULIN ROUGE*** Victorian Vixen....

While I'm on a "Victorian kick", 
I figured I would feature the fashion from another 
excellent movie that is set during the Victorian Era.

The video above is audio only.  Hit PLAY and listen to 
David Bowie's version of "Nature Boy" while reading on...
It's so very dramatic.

Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 romantic musical film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. Following the Red Curtain Cinema principles, the film is based on the Orphean myth and on Giuseppe Verdi's opera, La Traviata. It tells the story of a young, English poet/writer, Christian, who falls in love with the terminally-ill star of the Moulin Rougecabaret actress and courtesan Satine. It uses the musical setting of the Montmartre Quarter of ParisFrance.  The songs are remakes of twentieth century songs.

I know that this movie is not for everyone. 
But even those who aren't fond of the premise can't deny the 
amazing visual impact it has.

This dress and headpiece are from the wedding scene 
in a play that takes place towards the end of the movie.  

When we are first introduced to SATINE.
(on a side not, the characters names are Satine and Christian...subtle)

The infamous red dress from the "Elephant Love Medley"

Victorian lingerie to seduce the Duke. 

This dress is worn during one of my favourite 
songs of the movie "The Show Must Go On".

I tried to find a version on YouTube to post 
but the only one I could find was dubbed in French.

Ewan McGregor can sing to me any day he wants....*sigh*

"I'm the Green Fairy"

When they drink Absinthe in the movie they see the 
"Green Fairy", played by Kylie Minogue.

This is my other FAVOURITE song from Moulin Rouge.
It is a Tango Version of Roxanne.
Not only is the song amazing BUT 
the dance sequence is as well.

(on another side note, Nicole Kidman is a mediocre singer 
but Ewan McGregor has an amazing voice)

Like I said, MOULIN ROUGE isn't for everyone.
BUT if you liked this post and you haven't seen the movie yet... 

It is one of my favourite movies to put on in the background when I'm doing something else....
then of course I always end up watching it.


  1. Thanks for this post! I haven't watched this movie in forever, I'm definitely going to have to rent it next chance I get!
    That song by Bowie at the beginning is fantastic....I never knew it was him!
    And I love that it's your background movie of choice...mine is The Royal Tenenbaums, and I'm the same, I'll start it with good intentions but just watch it. (Lately I've been trying to switch to the radio for some background entertainment...CBC Radio3 is pretty good!)

  2. Its Bowie on the soundtrack but it isn't actually him in the movie :( Its John Leguizamo...I think... Bowie does it better anyways....haha.


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