Baz Luhrmann

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  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan are pictured in a scene from "The Great Gatsby." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Great Gatsby'

    "The Great Gatsby” is the Hope Diamond of American cinema — priceless, enviable, impossibly tacky and bad, bad luck. Many filmmakers have stepped up to the challenge of capturing its quintessentially American story of self-invention, and just about all have whiffed memorably and expensively. Australian director Baz Luhrmann has broken the curse.

  • Aussie film star Bill Hunter dies of cancer at 71

    Being the archetype of a working-class Australian with a distinctive broad and gravelly accent, weather-worn face and a no-nonsense style kept Bill Hunter in demand as an actor until the very end.

  • Aussie film star Bill Hunter dies of cancer at 71

    Bill Hunter, the archetypal working class Australian of a multitude of movies including the quirky trio "Muriel's Wedding," "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and "Strictly Ballroom" has died of cancer, his manager said Sunday. He was aged 71.

  • FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2010 file photo, Baz Luhrmann attends "Fashion's Night Out : The Show" at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

    Plans under way for 'Strictly Ballroom' on stage

    Plans for a stage musical adaptation of the cult film "Strictly Ballroom" are cha-cha-cha-ing along.

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