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MTV Airs "Moulin Rouge" Anniversary Event Monday

By admin Published: May 1, 2011


The official word: MTV News ... announced the premiere of Moulin Rouge At 10: A Spectacular Spectacular MTV News Event, a 10-year anniversary special that will reunite Moulin Rouge Director Baz Luhrmann, stars Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and John Leguizamo, as well as Catherine Martin, who won the Oscar for costume design and art, on Monday, May 2nd at 3pm ET on MTV.com. Hosted by MTV News’ Josh Horowitz, the special will include special appearances, live interviews, and take a look back at how the film came to be and how its legacy continues to grow.

Fans can begin submitting questions ... for the Moulin Rouge director and talent via the @MTVNews Twitter handle utilizing the hashtag #AskMoulin.

Moulin Rouge premiered in 2001 and reinvented the modern movie musical. Its influence on pop culture can still be seen today with the success of musical television shows like Glee and American Idol, not to mention its impact on fashion, graphic design and style.

The film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Nicole Kidman, and won two: for art direction and costume design. It was the first musical nominated for best picture in 22 years. Moulin Rouge also took home two MTV Movie Awards for Best Musical Sequence (Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor) and Best Female Performance (Nicole Kidman).

The announcement included this extra note: And be sure to check out MOULIN ROUGE on Blu-ray Disc from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Released on BD in October 2010, MOULIN ROUGE is regarded as a cinematic masterpiece full of show-stopping hits. Experience the stunning visuals like never-before with this spectacular edition containing uncut footage, BD-LIVE: Live Lookup™ Powered by IMDb®, an alternate opening sequence, as well as a host of other never-before-seen material produced by Luhrmann and his creative team at Bazmark.

(I have seen the "Moulin Rouge" Blu-ray and it does look phenomenal. Makes the movie even more impressive.)

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