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While Nicole and Hugh finished filming Australia months ago, Baz Luhrmann is still hard at work. But the director took time out from dealing with the film's finishing touches to Skype™ in from Sydney.

Baz's deliriously inventive movies—Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!—are unlike anything else you've seen in a movie theater. He says his larger-than-life stories stem from his love of old-school Hollywood.

"I grew up in a very small country town—11 houses, in fact. We had the petrol station—gas station, you call it—and we also had the cinema for a little while. I got to sit there watching all kinds of classic movies. I fell in love with musicals, but my other great love was the sweeping epic," he says. "I'm not pretending we're Gone with the Wind, but a film like Gone with the Wind has something for everyone. It's a really inclusive, big film. It has comedy and romance and action and drama."
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Published on November 10, 2008

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