Western films don't do very well in India.

— Baz Luhrmann

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Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself

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Ultimately, you have to pursue your own path, not someone's idea of the right path. You need to stay on your path.

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The race is long but in the end it is only with YOURSELF.

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Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it.

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All good, clean stories are melodrama, it's just the set of devices that determines how you show or hide it.

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Trust yourself that you can do it and get it

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Opera was the cinema of its time, so to bring back that popular appeal, you just need to unleash its visceral immediacy and excitement. Most productions don't manage that - but when an opera does do it, you never forget it.

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I've always loved the old epics that tell a simple emotional story, whether it's the tumultuous relationship between Rhett and Scarlett or Lawrence of Arabia's passion to get lost in a faraway place.

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Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be in a completely vast suburban sprawl or an Italian or Asian suburb, and it's that mix of people, it's that melting pot of people that give it its vital personality.

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When you're in theater or the circus or film - to me it's all one - affairs happen. People fall in love.

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Why live life from dream to dream, and dread the day when dreaming ends.

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My father made sure that I had lots of levels of education – from ballroom-dancing to painting, commando training, theatre and magic.

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About Baz Luhrmann

Quotes 50 sayings
Profession Film director
Birthday September 17, 1962

One of the great things about Sydney is that it has a great acceptance of everyone and everything. It's an incredibly tolerant city, a city with a huge multicultural basis.

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In 1977, hip-hop literally wasn't outside the boroughs.

But I was profoundly aware of the city through films like Saturday Night Fever, The French Connection, and Network. I had a friend who visited New York, and I asked him what it was like. He said, "Oh, it's great. Just wear a coat and don't look anyone in the eye."

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In the '80s, everyone wanted to be in opera. It was groovy.

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Having grown up far, far away in a small country town in Australia, I was only slightly aware of hip-hop.

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I mean the future has become old fashioned.

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Fitzgerald coined the phrase the 'Jazz Age,' and now we're living in the Hip-Hop Age.

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So, what is creative freedom? We can make what we want, how we want.

The only constraint is: not for any budget.

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I am always worried when someone says, 'This is perfect.'

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I always have a point of view. It may not be right, but it's my own.

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I don't have fights with actors. In absolute honesty, I've never fought with any actor ever.

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In the '60s not everybody was wearing flowers in their hair and flowing caftans.

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Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.

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Advice is a form of nostalgia.

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I feel like a member of any group comprised of outsiders.

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The cold-audition process is not a science, so I ignore that.

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I understand that anything actors are doing, good or bad, is motivated by fear.

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I never see things I make in the same way that the audience does. You can never do that.

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I think dance in any culture, in any form, is a true leveler.

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To be honest, there is a tourists' trail;

my family had a farm and a gas station, and you can go and see my birthplace, though where I lived is actually under a freeway now.

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In this country, particularly, actually in times that are difficult, or from corners of America where you least expect it, unbelievable pure creativity has welled up. Generally because of the cross-fertilization... a Scott Joplin tune becomes jazz, becomes blues, and becomes rock 'n' roll.

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You really think that on my films people tell me what to do? I don't think so. On my films I decide.

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I wouldn't take a directing job if I didn't think it was enriching life.

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My wife is the fact-checker, I'm in the story telling business.

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When I was growing up you would see big American films that really mythologised their landscape, that really showed the vastness and the drama of their country.

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Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's.

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I really believe musical form will go on.

There's got to be a way of making musical form in cinema live again.

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There's a whole system in Hollywood where the director never speaks to the studio, but I like to engage them in a discussion. I listen.

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Accept certain inalienable truths.

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At a very young age I was allowed to go into the cinema and watch adult films.

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Everything I make starts very personally.

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Hurt him. Hurt him and save him

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Look, I had a passion for comic books growing up.

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It's pretty hard to get mugged in Manhattan.

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Some of the greatest relationship films of all time, the two stars have hated each other, but mostly you see that chemistry.

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Don't worry about the future.

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One of my great all-time loves in cinema, and I've seen it three times, is Bondarchuk's 'War and Peace.' Not a lot of people may have seen that film. It was made during the Soviet era.

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I grew up around jazz. I love jazz.

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