Yet another movie review, I hope to have a second book review up very soon...
I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!
The music is not original, but has been borrowed from other sources. This, however, does not make the movie a flop.
The emotions and beliefs (beauty, truth, freedom, love) of the Bohemians is quite apparent in everything they do, especially the show that they perform. The creativity of the Bohemians of the Moulin Rouge before Christian appears is enchanting and as he is there, increases greatly.
There are plenty of HILARIOUS moments and characters. The Narcoleptic Argentinian falling asleep and rolling down the stairs. Toulouse falling from the ceiling, telling Christian that they are trying to kill him and the audience thinking this part of the play was funny too. I really loved that they were able to keep the show going even through all of the stuff going on between Christian, Satine, and the Duke. IMPRESSIVE!!!
Emotionally, the love between Satine and Christian is wonderful. It makes me think of a fairy tale the entire way through...until we reach her death at the end. ANOTHER beautifully done scene. It is easy to feel the despair right along Harold and ESPECIALLY Christian.
I give the Moulin Rouge 5 of 5 stars.