Baz Luhrmann is a man with a pretty creative vision. His treatment of Romeo and Juliet showed the masses that Shakespeare can be hip and entertaining. With Moulin Rouge, he somehow blended a number of obscure and classic songs together in an interesting fictional account of modern music -- although I still wish it wasn't tainted by the over-saturation of Lady Marmalade as sung by dirty, pop-music icons. With that said, his titles have never been shining examples of the written word, but they have been obvious and straight-forward.
With his new film about the land down under, Luhrmann has decided to go epic with the simple name: Australia. Apparently, this one-word dynamo has beaten the likes of Great Southern Land and Faraway Downs. This seems like a good thing, as the former seems a bit ego-driven and the latter, although the name of the homestead in the film, seems like a fairytale horse racing movie that stars a Fanning or a Culkin.
Baz has told The Age that he is trying to express the vastness of Australia, since films like
[via Coming Soon]