S2 EP2: Baz Luhrmann on his iconic ‘Red Curtain’ Trilogy, living in Graceland, and his enduring love of clubbing

In this episode, Louis meets Baz Luhrmann, the iconic director, auteur and self-described ‘Stanley Kubrick of Confetti’. Dialling in from the Gold Coast in Australia, Baz tells Louis about his remarkable life and career, including trying to reinvent the musical, living in Graceland whilst making ‘Elvis’, and his enduring love of clubbing. Warnings: Strong language and adult themes.  Links/Attachments:  ‘Strictly Ballroom’ (1992) – Trailer  https://youtu.be/lxprz6gOmpg?feature=shared  ‘Romeo + Juliet’ (1996) – Trailer  https://youtu.be/8VOAxzgq42A?feature=shared  ‘Moulin Rouge!’ (2001) – Trailer https://youtu.be/LVLjp3_MQIw?feature=shared  ‘Australia’ (2008) – Trailer  https://youtu.be/mfI4hK9I2k0?feature=shared  ‘The Great Gatsby’ (2013) – Trailer  https://youtu.be/rARN6agiW7o?feature=shared  ‘The Get Down’ – Trailer  https://youtu.be/FYcVrWDOiao?feature=shared  ‘Elvis’ (2022) – Trailer  https://youtu.be/vzNTHEXlw3o?feature=shared  Faraway Downs (2023) – Trailer  https://youtu.be/uZEbJQ3Kk7U?feature=shared  Adrian Sibley’s 2001 documentary on Baz ‘The Show Must Go On’ – BBC 2  https://adriansibley.com/The-Show-Must-Go-On  ‘Grease’ (1978) – Trailer https://youtu.be/qDKo8DNpwOw?feature=shared  ‘The Prince musical so disastrous it was never revealed: the story of I’ll Do Anything’ – The Independent  https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/ill-do-anything-musical-cut-watch-james-l-brooks-prince-nick-nolte-polly-platt-a9700661.html  ‘Top Hat’ (1935) – Trailer  https://youtu.be/-2KEhDYrVbw?feature=shared  ‘The Sound of Music’ (1965) – Trailer  https://youtu.be/UY6uw3WpPzY?feature=shared  ‘Saturday Night Fever’ (1977) – Trailer  https://youtu.be/i5tBXe0kSLA?feature=shared    Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, P!nk – Lady Marmalade – Music video  https://youtu.be/RQa7SvVCdZk?feature=shared  The Mask (A Mime) – David Bowie  https://youtu.be/ss51eLEeJuY?feature=shared  Baz Luhrmann interviews Elvis Presley’s childhood friend Sam Bell – EP Fan Archive https://youtu.be/LrFCyNMvZWk?feature=shared  ‘Alexander’ (2004) – Trailer  https://youtu.be/Bh6LKIdxqCU?feature=shared  Elvis Presley – Are You Lonesome Tonight?  – 1968 Live performance  https://youtu.be/LF5u7b8pAYQ?feature=shared  Credits: Producer: Millie Chu  Assistant Producer: Maan Al-Yasiri  Production Manager: Francesca Bassett  Music: Miguel D’Oliveira  Executive Producer: Arron Fellows     A Mindhouse Production for Spotify  www.mindhouse.co.uk  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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