Plot summary[ change change source ] The movie is set in the year Christian played by Ewan McGregor is a British writer who came to the village of Montmartre in Paris inwhen the Bohemian movement was at its most popular. He sits in a flat looking down on the closed-down theatre called the Moulin Rouge while writing on a typewriter. The story he is writing is about the woman he loved, Satine played by Nicole Kidman.
It was a moment of respite between two wars, a period of transition between two centuries, during which social barriers collapsed and the industrial revolution gave hope of a better life for all, in a rich cultural profusion of fun and frivolity.
The middle-class mixed with the riff-raff; popular culture was enhanced by a happy disorder of joy and vitality.
In this atmosphere, which favored artistic creativity, literary circles appeared and disappeared according to chance encounters, while painters and illustrators grew increasingly inspired by this joyful, sometimes outrageous but full of fantasy atmosphere that broke with the former rigid classicism of the period.
Toulouse-Lautrec, with his famous Japanese engravings, was one of its most famous disciples at that time.
The atmosphere fitted perfectly the appearance of the first cabarets, such as the Moulin Rouge in Times of the 7th Art Concerning architecture, Gustave Eiffel, a real genius with iron, now began his most spectacular project: This was to be the main attraction of the Universal Exhibition of Another event of major importance during those years was the first cinematographic screening.
The photograph that had just been projected onto a small screen had come to life! Coaches, horses and passers-by started to move; a real-life street appeared on the screen.
At the following exhibition, init was Hector Grimard who found fame. In the ever- changing expression of Art Noveau, he gave a new style to the entrances of the Parisian subway, the Metropolitan, never before seen. Blanche station was the first to see the decorative arabesques and leaf-like curves, blending with amazing energy and vivacity.
The Butte Montmartre, bastion of pleasure In the midst of this effervescence, the Butte Montmarte figures as a symbol.
It was hoped that, with the basilica on the hill-top, a little prestige would be back to the ill-frequented hill. However, against all expectations, the proximity of the Holy place to the Hell-like slopes only added more character to this mecca of Parisian life. Eccentrics, artists and performers continued going to cabarets, music-halls and cafes in large numbers, joined by the middle- classes, aristocrats and socialites who were becoming increasingly attracted to night-time pleasures.
Workers, artists, middle-classes and aristocrats gathered at the same table in a joyful atmosphere of feast and frivolity.
Here again, painters found their inspiration, among them Toulouse-Lautrec, a regular customer in the area, who came to immortalize the strange, colorful scenes that lie midway between frenetic entertainment and the tragic lives of the lower classes, in famous paintings such as Le Chat Noir and La Goulue.
Moulin Rouge — The most famous cabaret in the world opens its doors On the 6th October, at the foot of Butte Montmartre, the atmosphere was pretty festive: There was such a wild atmosphere that the show was not only on the stage but all around: The masters of the place were Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler.
They nicknamed their establishment Le Premier Palais des Femmes the first Women Palace and bet on their success, enthusiastically claiming to whoever listened that the Moulin Rouge would become a temple of music and dance.
On the very first day, their hopes were fulfilled, the other music-halls just had to learn!!! Moulin Rouge — With over a hundred years of history, The Moulin Rouge, is without a doubt the most famous cabaret in the world.
Moulin Rouge (French pronunciation: [mu.lɛ̃ ʁuʒ], French for "Red Mill") is a cabaret in Paris, France.. The original house, which burned down in , was co-founded in by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris leslutinsduphoenix.com to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on its roof.
The Moulin Rouge is located on Boulevard de Clichy. In the early s, Montmartre split into two districts in order to accommodate its ever-increasing population.
The old village spread around the Place du Tertre and retained its rusticity until WWI.
Moulin Rouge! (/ ˌ m uː l æ n ˈ r uː ʒ /, from French: [mulɛ̃ ˈʁuʒ]) is a Australian-American jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. Moulin Rouge! is a Academy Award-winning Australian-American romantic drama musical movie directed by Baz Luhrmann.
It stars Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. The movie is set in Paris, France in It tells the story of a young British writer called Christian.