nicole kidman – Passion Recut http://passionrecut.com/ Sun, 20 Mar 2022 00:56:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://passionrecut.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png nicole kidman – Passion Recut http://passionrecut.com/ 32 32 The most expensive fashion moments on the Oscars red carpet https://passionrecut.com/the-most-expensive-fashion-moments-on-the-oscars-red-carpet/ Sun, 20 Mar 2022 00:56:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/the-most-expensive-fashion-moments-on-the-oscars-red-carpet/ Believe it or not, but there have been times in Oscars red carpet history when fashion wasn’t a big deal. The event didn’t even adopt the tradition of a red carpet until 1961, according to Time. the very first Oscar ceremony in 1929, in fact, only lasted 15 minutes! In 1997, however, Nicole Kidman‘s walk […]]]>

Believe it or not, but there have been times in Oscars red carpet history when fashion wasn’t a big deal. The event didn’t even adopt the tradition of a red carpet until 1961, according to Time. the very first Oscar ceremony in 1929, in fact, only lasted 15 minutes!

In 1997, however, Nicole Kidman‘s walk down the Oscars red carpet was a major moment for fashion and branding. For the event, Kidman was would have paid $2 million to wear the dress designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior which differed from the style typical of Oscar fashion at the time. It was a true red carpet moment, according to producer and TV host Melissa Rivers. “It was the first real couture dress on the red carpet, and you said ‘Wow,'” she said vanity lounge in 2014. Rivers’ mother, iconic comedian Joan Rivers, hated the dress and didn’t hide it by covering the carpet for E! (via The Hollywood Reporter).

For his part, Kidman liked the avant-garde character of his look which, in 2015, Smithsonian Magazine named one of the “most influential” Oscar dresses of all time. “John [Galliano] did it for me, and I love it,” Kidman said on the red carpet that night in 1997, via The Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t know if people will get it. But if they don’t, well, maybe they should.”

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SolaWave Blue Light Therapy Wand Cleared My Breakouts https://passionrecut.com/solawave-blue-light-therapy-wand-cleared-my-breakouts/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/solawave-blue-light-therapy-wand-cleared-my-breakouts/ Every product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the included links, we may earn a commission. I developed acne for the first time in my life about five years ago. It came in strong waves on my cheeks and peeked through the most […]]]>

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I developed acne for the first time in my life about five years ago. It came in strong waves on my cheeks and peeked through the most full coverage foundations. I turned to blemish treatments and cleansers, and even washed my makeup brushes daily, but the breakouts kept coming back. I felt like I had tried almost everything to control their appearance, that is, until I discovered light therapy.

I was introduced to light therapy during my first professional facial and was amazed at the effects it had on my skin; my face was clearer and less inflamed within hours. Unfortunately, keeping up with regular appointments can be expensive – but that’s where at-home skincare tools, like the SolaWave Blue Light Therapy WandCome in. The internet viral device has truly become an essential part of my daily regimen since I received it from the brand a few months ago.

SolaWave was founded in 2020 by Andrew Silberstein and Eli Bailey, who wanted to bring to market an accessible and simple way to achieve better skin. The brand first released its Red light therapy wand, a 4-in-1 skin care tool that includes micro currents, LED red light, low vibration massage and therapeutic heat to address aging related issues. He then added the blue light therapy wandan option aimed at oily, acne-prone skin, to its growing range this year.

the blue light therapy wand has all the proven technologies of its predecessor – LED light, therapeutic heat and vibrating massage – minus the micro-currents, which means the tool can be used by all ages (including teenagers). Similar to its sister tool, the Blue Light Wand boosts the benefits of your serums and creams and improves the overall glow of your skin. But, what makes it unique separately are the effects of blue light against aggressive flares and excessive oil production.

Here’s how the treatments work: The cordless tool should be used for at least five minutes per session and in conjunction with the Renew Complex Activating Serum (or your hydrating serum, mist or moisturizer) to trigger its smart touch activation; it will only light up if the skin is hydrated. From there, simply place the wand on your skin and glide it easily over problem areas, such as your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead.

These LED blue light wavelengths are not the same harmful blue lights emitted by your computer screen. While more research is still being done on its benefits, as noted in an article by Harvard Medical Schoolthe blue light wavelengths from LEDs can reduce “sebaceous gland activity,” which in turn “produce less oil that can clog hair follicles, leading to acne.”

Proof of the tool’s effectiveness was found in a two-week study conducted by the brand: 93% of users said their skin looked healthier after using the SolaWave wand, while 90% said their skin looked visibly rejuvenated. In a separate 30-day study, 100% of participants said their skin felt soft and supple, 93% said the wand increased their skincare performance and benefits, while 86% said noticed a reduction in the size of their pores.

Personally, the results I’ve witnessed from using the tool have transcended those of any acne-targeted skincare products I’ve used in the past. My skin not only appears more even and radiant, but monstrous sized blemishes no longer show up in their usual areas. It works so well that I have even become obsessively attached to my daily treatments; if i stop using the wand for several days i will notice a drastic difference in the condition of my skin tone. And, if I feel any breakouts rising to the surface, just one treatment will visibly reduce them in a day.

Sydney Sweeney, Lil Nas X, Nicole Kidman and Mandy Moore are all SolaWave fans as well. Between makeup artists using the tool to prep their skin before events, to Sweeney revealing that she uses the red light therapy wand “every day”, it’s safe to say that light therapy tools are having a moment.

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Five of Australia’s most famous directors honored as living legends https://passionrecut.com/five-of-australias-most-famous-directors-honored-as-living-legends/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 04:08:21 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/five-of-australias-most-famous-directors-honored-as-living-legends/ Five of Australia’s most famous filmmakers, including Mad Max creator George Miller and director Baz Luhrmann, will feature on a series of new postage stamps By A. James Daily Mail Australia Published: 12:08 a.m. EDT, March 16, 2022 | Update: 3:19 a.m. EDT, March 16, 2022 Five of Australia’s most famous filmmakers will feature on […]]]>

Five of Australia’s most famous filmmakers, including Mad Max creator George Miller and director Baz Luhrmann, will feature on a series of new postage stamps

Five of Australia’s most famous filmmakers will feature on a series of new postage stamps honoring their achievements.

George Miller, Gillian Armstrong, Baz Luhrmann, Peter Weir and Warwick Thornton have been honored with the Australia Post Legends Awards.

Each of the winners will receive a 24-karat gold replica of the stamp on which they appear.

Captions: Five of Australia’s most famous filmmakers will feature on a series of new postage stamps honoring their achievements, including George Miller, pictured on set directing Mad Max Fury Road.

Hitmaker: Pictured is the stamp celebrating George Miller, famous for the hit Mad Max movies

Hitmaker: Pictured is the stamp celebrating George Miller, famous for the hit Mad Max movies

“Every year since 1997, we have celebrated living Australians who have made a unique contribution to the Australian way of life,” Michael Zsolt, Philatelic Director of Australia Post Group, told Inside Film.

Former Australia Post Legends winners are Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett.

The group of filmmakers honored this year have produced some of Australia’s most award-winning and successful films and TV shows together, including Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom, Miller’s Oscar-winning Fury Road and Thornton’s Mystery Road.

Excited: Gillian Armstrong, 71, whose very first film, My Brilliant Career, became an instant classic in 1971, said she was delighted to win the award

Excited: Gillian Armstrong, 71, whose very first film, My Brilliant Career, became an instant classic in 1971, said she was delighted to win the award

“The films made by our 2022 legends all tell powerful stories that connect strongly with Australian audiences,” Zsolt said.

Gillian Armstrong, 71, whose very first film, My Brilliant Career, became an instant classic in 1979, said she was delighted to win the award.

“It’s wonderful that our directors are recognized for the powerful, unique and heartfelt Australian stories we create,” said Armstrong.

Armstrong, who grew up in suburban Melbourne in the 1950s and 1960s, said she used to collect stamps as a child because she liked “the little pictures”.

King of Style: Pictured, the stamp pays tribute to Baz Luhrmann, one of Australia's most successful directors whose films include the highest-grossing Strictly Ballroom

King of Style: Pictured, the stamp pays tribute to Baz Luhrmann, one of Australia’s most successful directors whose films include the highest-grossing Strictly Ballroom

She added: “It’s especially come full circle to be honored in this way.”

Peter Weir, 77, who like Miller and Armstrong began his feature filmmaking career in the 1970s, is best known for the 1981 classic Gallipoli with Mel Gibson and The Dead Poet’s Society with the late Robin Williams.

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The Northman Release Date, Cast, Plot and Trailer https://passionrecut.com/the-northman-release-date-cast-plot-and-trailer/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 07:39:14 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/the-northman-release-date-cast-plot-and-trailer/ One of the most anticipated movies of the year is The Northman. Writer and filmmaker Robert Egger return to the big screen with an epic bloody, action-packed revenge thriller based on the myth of Amlet. During an interview with IGN, Eggers said The Northman is his highest-grossing film to date, having left A24 to emphasize […]]]>

One of the most anticipated movies of the year is The Northman. Writer and filmmaker Robert Egger return to the big screen with an epic bloody, action-packed revenge thriller based on the myth of Amlet.

During an interview with IGN, Eggers said The Northman is his highest-grossing film to date, having left A24 to emphasize functionality. Whether you’re curious about the film’s story, release date, or cast, we’ve got you covered.

Northman release date

The Northman’s release date was originally scheduled for April 8, 2022, but was postponed for two weeks due to production issues.

US distributor Focus Features and international distributor Universal Pictures are both handling distribution of the image. The film will be released on April 22, 2022.

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Synopsis of Northman

In the 14th century Iceland, Viking emigration takes place. As a child, Amleth witnesses the horrific death of his father, King Aurandvil, at the hands of his uncle, Fjölnir. His father is dead, and the Viking prince vows to avenge him by pursuing justice and revenge in his homeland.

The man from the north

The Northman Trailer

One of the most exciting clips from Focus Features’ new revenge film Viking has just been released. The trailer is here:

The cast of Northman

This is Egger’s third directorial effort, and it features a star-studded cast that includes Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy and more. For the second time in as many years, Willem Dafoe and Eggers are collaborating on a project.

  • Alexander Skarsgard like Amleth
  • Nicole Kidman like Queen Gudrun
  • Willem/dafoe like Heimir the Fool
  • Anya Taylor Joy like Olga
  • Ethan Hawke like King Aurvandil
  • Bjork like searess
  • Claes Bang like Fjolnir
  • Eliot Rose like Gunner
  • kate dickie like Hollandra the photo

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There should be an Oscar for playing a real person https://passionrecut.com/there-should-be-an-oscar-for-playing-a-real-person/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 10:02:15 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/there-should-be-an-oscar-for-playing-a-real-person/ Look, I know the Oscars try to rationalize this year, even going so far as to pre-record a bunch of awards speeches in hopes of freeing up space for edits that pay homage to the magic of the movies. (“To be continued: Tribute to… The movies! Don’t forget casablanca? Guess who’s coming to dinner? Delighted? […]]]>

Look, I know the Oscars try to rationalize this year, even going so far as to pre-record a bunch of awards speeches in hopes of freeing up space for edits that pay homage to the magic of the movies. (“To be continued: Tribute to… The movies! Don’t forget casablanca? Guess who’s coming to dinner? Delighted? Townspeople 3? Well, you know what they all have in common, don’t you? They’re all movies!”)

But I have a modest proposal that would 1) make the Oscars better; 2) add a category that is sure to be filled with high-profile headliners; and 3) solving a problem that’s been bugging me for years, all at once. If it makes the Academy feel better, it may even eliminate some gross and unsexy categories to compensate. I mean, who needs cinematography with all the fancy cell phone cameras they have these days, right?

This new category: best-fit performance.

You may have heard me rail on this issue in previous episodes of pop culture happy hour. But if I could send one message to Academy voters, it would boil down to nine simple words: “They don’t give MacArthur Genius grants to Frank Caliendo.” Rich Little never earned an E, let alone an EGOT. The Emmys honored the occasional celebrity impersonation, coughs often inexplicably Alec Baldwin coughsbut the Oscars routinely go above and beyond by bestowing their highest acting honors on historical mimicry.

Again this year, the five Best Actress nominees include Nicole Kidman (as Lucille Ball in Be the Ricardos), Jessica Chastain (as Tammy Faye Bakker in Tammy Faye’s eyes) and Kristen Stewart (as Princess Diana in spencer), while Best Actor nominees include Will Smith (as Richard Williams in King Richard) and Javier Bardem (as Desi Arnaz in Be the Ricardos). These five performances include some real highlights: Tammy Faye’s eyes is flawed, to put it lightly, but Chastain’s take on Bakker is deeply weird and savagely engaged, while Smith’s take on Williams certainly transcends mere impersonation.

But if you saw Be the Ricardosask yourself: have you ever, for a nanosecond, forgotten that you were watching Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem play the imitation game?

Impersonating a famous person uses a completely different skill set than fleshing out a new character, and it often involves generous help from the makeup and hair department. Gary Oldman won an Oscar in 2018 for his role as Winston Churchill in darkest hour, but how much of the heavy lifting was done by the (also Oscar-winning) chin putty folks? Meanwhile, the other Best Actor nominees that year – Timothée Chalamet in call me by your nameDaniel Day Lewis in ghost yarnDaniel Kaluuya in get out and Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq. – had to create their characters without prosthetics, without any preconceived understanding of how their characters were supposed to look or behave, and without the benefit of historical footage to study. Oldman does a good job in darkest hourbut he has a whole other job to do.

The first time I proposed a category change along these lines, I suggested forgoing genre binaries in favor of a realignment of Best Original Performance and Best Adapted Performance. Several people have tweeted me warning of unintended consequences — specifically a dude lineup in which various Thundering Men of Importance are ousting women from major acting awards. I’m not 100% sure that would be true, but I concede the point and instead suggest a realignment with three main actor categories: Best Actress and Best Actor – awarded exclusively to performances by fictional characters – and gender-neutral “best suited lead performance.”

Looking strictly at this year’s list of best actresses, the decision to move Chastain, Stewart and Kidman (or maybe Jennifer Hudson into The respect) in Best Fit Lead Performance could free up spots in Best Actress next to Olivia Colman and Penelope Cruz: for example, Renate Reinsve in The worst person in the worldRuth Negga in Who passedEmilia Jones in CODA and/or Alana Haim in Licorice Pizza. Nothing wrong with having more opportunities to crown new A-listers, right?

I know we still have issues to work out here: whether to replicate this system in actress/supporting actor categories, for example, or the specifics of how you define an original or adapted performance. But it’s time for the industry to at least consider the idea that not all acting jobs are created equal.

Would that solve all the problems with the Oscars – like, for example, their persistent tendency to favor dark dramas over all other genres, year after year, even though glossy cinematic comedies are much harder to pull off? No.

But it would be a good start.


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You’ll never guess how Kim Kardashian featured Pete Davidson on her Instagram https://passionrecut.com/youll-never-guess-how-kim-kardashian-featured-pete-davidson-on-her-instagram/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 21:54:20 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/youll-never-guess-how-kim-kardashian-featured-pete-davidson-on-her-instagram/ For so many celebrity relationships that don’t follow the natural narrative rhythms of celebrities (Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley, Grimes and Elon Musk), there are those that follow it with a T. Kim Kardashian, who probably invented Instagram, posted photos with her beau, Pete Davidson, On the platform. It’s her “Instagram debut,” which makes her […]]]>

For so many celebrity relationships that don’t follow the natural narrative rhythms of celebrities (Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley, Grimes and Elon Musk), there are those that follow it with a T. Kim Kardashian, who probably invented Instagram, posted photos with her beau, Pete Davidson, On the platform. It’s her “Instagram debut,” which makes her “Instagram official.” Next, we’ll see them together on a red carpet, making their “red carpet debut” and becoming “red carpet official.” Step by step, day by day.

But while their relationship beats were predictable, one could never guess, given 1 million odds in 1 million years, how she would choose to present it to her:

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For some reason, I didn’t immediately get the reference, so I’m grateful that Kim included a still from the scene in question in the photo carousel. It’s from the 2010s The city, a movie about boston bank robbers and why we all know what Blake Lively make a Boston accent sound like. I guess my number one question among the many questions this post inspires is who is Ben Affleck and who is Jeremy Renner in this relationship? There’s an argument for both ways but I gotta go watch the 2010s The city again to be sure.

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Cinema under the stars: “Being the Ricardos” https://passionrecut.com/cinema-under-the-stars-being-the-ricardos/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 07:09:57 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/cinema-under-the-stars-being-the-ricardos/ Glen Wilson/ © 2021 Amazon Cont/Glen Wilson/ © 2021 Amazon Content Services LLC Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman star in “Being The Ricardos.” 8 p.m., continuously every day from March 11, 2022 to March 12, 2022. Cinema under the stars Admission: Members – $17; Non-members – $18; Online reservations – $20 Cinema Under the Stars […]]]>

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Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman star in “Being The Ricardos.”

8 p.m., continuously every day from March 11, 2022 to March 12, 2022.

Cinema under the stars

Admission: Members – $17; Non-members – $18; Online reservations – $20

Cinema Under the Stars Presents “Being the Ricardos”
Friday March 11 at 8 p.m.
Saturday March 12 at 8 p.m.

Cinema under the stars
4040, rue Chardonnet
San Diego, CA 92103
Telephone: (619) 295-4221
Website: www.topspresents.com

Cost: $17, $18, $20
Age: 18+

“BE THE RICARDOS” (2021. 125 min. R)

Aaron Sorkin’s catchy behind-the-scenes comedy-drama takes us behind closed doors to reveal the pressure exerted by iconic comedian Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) as they are threatened with personal accusations, political slander and cultural taboos. With JK Simmons, Nina Arianda and Alia Shawkat.

More information on Cinema under the stars:
• Admission: Members – $17; Non-members – $18; Online reservations – $20.
• A unique and intimate outdoor movie theater in Mission Hills, with heaters, blankets and a waterproof canopy provided to keep you warm and dry.
• Reservations for members begin at 9 am on Monday.
• Reservations for non-members begin at 9 am on Tuesday.
* Reservations must be canceled by 6 p.m. on movie night or your card will be charged.
• The box office opens at 6 p.m. on movie nights.
• Movies start at 8 p.m.
• Concessions are $3 each (popcorn, candy, drinks).
• Customers must follow health guidelines for COVID-19.
• Now at 100% capacity and using all seats.

To visit www.topspresents.com or call (619) 295-4221 for more information.

Being the Ricardos – Official Trailer

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Here are the records and premieres that could be broken at this year’s Oscars https://passionrecut.com/here-are-the-records-and-premieres-that-could-be-broken-at-this-years-oscars/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 15:18:27 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/here-are-the-records-and-premieres-that-could-be-broken-at-this-years-oscars/ Shepard Prize, Digital journalist March 8, 2022 The 22 Oscars won by The Lord of the Rings sit on a table. (Photo credit Dean Treml/AFP via Getty Images) DEAN TREML/AFP via Getty Images According to VegasInsider, a number of records could be broken at the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, which will take place in March. […]]]>

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The 22 Oscars won by The Lord of the Rings sit on a table. (Photo credit Dean Treml/AFP via Getty Images)

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According to VegasInsider, a number of records could be broken at the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, which will take place in March. Additionally, there could also be a litany of Oscar firsts, including Netflix winning its first Best Picture Oscar with “The Power of the Dog” and “Don’t Look Up” nominated.

Here are some other firsts and records that could be set at this year’s ceremony.

  • Netflix could win its first Best Picture Oscar
  • ‘The Power of the Dog’ could tie the record for most Oscar wins in one night with 11
  • ‘CODA’ Could Be the First Best Picture Winner With a Mostly Deaf Cast
  • This could be the first time a woman has won Best Director two years in a row (Jane Campion is nominated for ‘The Power of the Dog’ and Chloe Zhao won last year for ‘Nomadland’)
  • A couple could win Oscars for acting performances in the same year, as both Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are nominated and Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons are nominated.
  • This could be the first time a lead and supporting actress has won for playing the same character Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley played Leda in ‘The Lost Daughter’
  • Spanish actress could win Best Performance by an Actress Oscar as Penelope Cruz is nominated for ‘Parallel Mothers’
  • Australian Actress Could Win Lead Actress Oscar Twice As Nicole Kidman Is Nominated For ‘Being The Ricardos’
  • This could be the first time an openly LGBTQ actress has won the Leading Actress Oscar as Kristen Stewart is nominated for ‘Spencer’
  • On-Screen Couple Could Win Same Year Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem Are Nominated for ‘Being the Ricardos’
  • A supporting actress could win for the first time for the same role that won an Oscar in the past, as Ariana DeBose is nominated for ‘West Side Story’ as Anita
  • Male Actor Could Win For First Time In American Sign Language Acting Performance As Troy Kotsur Is Nominated For ‘CODA’
  • Denzel Washington, already the most nominated black actor in Oscar history, could tie for the most wins by a male actor at age three
  • A Japanese Movie Could Win Best Picture For The First Time As ‘Drive My Car’ Is Nominated; Ryusuke Hamaguchi, who directed the film, could be the first Japanese director to win the Best Director award
  • ‘Flee’, nominated for Best Documentary Feature, Best Animated Short and Best International Feature, may be first to win all three in same year
  • ‘West Side Story’ could be the first adaptation of a film that once won Best Picture to win again
  • Italy could break its own record for most international feature film wins with 15 with ‘Hand of God’ nominated.

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Why Cat Stevens refused to have his song “Père et fils” in “Moulin Rouge!” https://passionrecut.com/why-cat-stevens-refused-to-have-his-song-pere-et-fils-in-moulin-rouge/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 19:00:34 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/why-cat-stevens-refused-to-have-his-song-pere-et-fils-in-moulin-rouge/ Red Mill! features famous songs from the Beatles, Kiss, Madonna, Queen and many more. The film was originally slated to feature Cat Stevens’ “Father and Son.” In an interview, Red Mill! director Baz Luhrmann explained why Stevens didn’t want his song in the film. Cat Stevens | Michael Putland/Getty Images Cat Stevens’ personal beliefs influenced […]]]>

Red Mill! features famous songs from the Beatles, Kiss, Madonna, Queen and many more. The film was originally slated to feature Cat Stevens’ “Father and Son.” In an interview, Red Mill! director Baz Luhrmann explained why Stevens didn’t want his song in the film.

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Cat Stevens’ personal beliefs influenced her attitude towards the “Moulin Rouge!”

In a 2021 interview with cinema mixLuhrmann explained his initial vision for the opening scene of Red Mill! “We originally opened the musical with the Cat Stevens song, ‘Father and Son’, and it was a scene between a father and a Christian, and the father was a working man in England, and they argue … and we did a version of it and we actually shot a test with Ewan McGregor,” he said.

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Director Baz Luhrmann lists bustling Gramercy townhouse for $20 million https://passionrecut.com/director-baz-luhrmann-lists-bustling-gramercy-townhouse-for-20-million/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 14:33:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/director-baz-luhrmann-lists-bustling-gramercy-townhouse-for-20-million/ All photos courtesy of Nina Poon/MW Studio for Corcoran Group Writer and director Baz Luhrmann and his wife, costume designer Catherine Martin, are selling their Gramercy Park townhouse for $19,995,000, as the the wall street journal reported for the first time. Located at 243 East 17th Street, the 28-foot-wide six-bedroom Anglo-Italian-style home sits on Stuyvesant […]]]>

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Writer and director Baz Luhrmann and his wife, costume designer Catherine Martin, are selling their Gramercy Park townhouse for $19,995,000, as the the wall street journal reported for the first time. Located at 243 East 17th Street, the 28-foot-wide six-bedroom Anglo-Italian-style home sits on Stuyvesant Square Park in the area’s historic district. Inside, the Aussie couple put their own creative spin on the 19th-century home, with dramatic patterned wallpaper, bold colors and carefully selected furnishings.

Built in the 1850s, the property is the only Anglo-Italian house in the neighborhood that was not originally part of a row of Uniform houses, according to the Landmark Preservation Commission. designation report for historic Stuyvesant Square. Architectural details of note include the three-bay facade, the arched windows with original mullions, and the foliage-patterned cast-iron balcony that spans the full width of the house at the parlor level.

6 Square Feet last wrote about the historic home in 2014, when actress Noelle Beck and husband Eric Petterson listed it for sale for $17 million, after buying it in 1997 for just $1. $6 million.

According to city records, Martin and Luhrmann, known for their work on movies like “Romeo + Juliet” and “The Great Gatsby,” bought the property in 2017 to $13.5 million. The couple are selling the townhouse as they were unable to live there due to the pandemic stranding them in Australia, according to the WSJ.

“We just thought, ‘This is ridiculous,'” Martin told the newspaper. “The house has been empty for almost three years. And someone should take advantage of it. But it breaks our hearts.

The six-bedroom home underwent a major renovation in 2019, which included the addition of a new Clive Christian-designed kitchen that features dark pine cabinetry complemented by marble countertops. Located on the first floor, the kitchen is equipped with Viking and Sub-Zero appliances and gives access to a dream garden.

The expansive formal dining room, made even cozier with a wood-burning fireplace, faces the park and sunlight streams through its arched windows. This level also includes a pantry and a powder room.

Described in the listing as suitable “even for the great Jay Gatsby,” the living room level has an elegant floating curved staircase and 16ft ceilings. There is a small room off the main living area which could be ideal for an office (or for displaying multiple Oscars). Its mostly white and beige aesthetic stands out from the rest of the colorful bedrooms.

To the rear of this floor is the master suite, which includes a walk-in closet and a corner terrace. Three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, a flexible living room and laundry room are all on the third floor.

The top floor, which served as Luhrmann’s space to be creative (and where he wrote part of this year’s “Elvis” movie), according to the WSJ, was home to jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan and his wife Sandy for 50 years. It contains a lounge, a bar, a gym, a bedroom and a bathroom.

The English basement, accessible by lift, stairs or private entrance under the stoop, has a media room, an additional bedroom and access to the backyard.

Items from their movies, including a Hawaiian shirt worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in “Romeo + Juliet” and a hat worn by Nicole Kidman in “Moulin Rouge,” likely aren’t included in the sale.

[Via WSJ]

[Listing details: 243 East 17th Street at CityRealty]

[At The Corcoran Group by Steve Gold]

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All photos courtesy of Nina Poon/MW Studio for Corcoran Group

Key words :
243 East 17th Street, Baz Luhrmann

Neighborhoods:
Gramercy Park

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