Moulin Rouge Overview:

Moulin Rouge (1952) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by John Huston and produced by John Huston, John Woolf and Jack Clayton.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorJosé FerrerNominated
Best Supporting ActressColette MarchandNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Paul Sheriff; Set Decoration: Marcel VertesWon
Best Costume DesignMarcel VertesWon
Best DirectorJohn HustonNominated
Best Film EditingRalph KemplenNominated
Best PictureRomulus FilmsNominated

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Moulin Rouge (1952)

By Beatrice on Sep 27, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Moulin Rouge Directed by John Huston Written by Huston and Anthony Veiller from a novel by Pierre La Mure 1952/USA Romulus Films Inc/Moulin Productions Inc. First viewing/YouTube Henri: Forgive me, madame, the lady is not undressing, she is dressing. The gentleman happens to be her husband. They ... Read full article

Moulin Rouge (1934)

By Franchot Tone Fan on Sep 21, 2015 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone

First of all, I must share that I was so pleasantly surprised by the size of Franchot’s role in Moulin Rouge! Because of my mental connection to the modern Nicole Kidman film, I assumed this movie might be a full-out musical and that assumption indicated to me that Franchot would play a wealth... Read full article

Moulin Rouge! (1)

By The Cinemaniac on Jan 17, 2013 From Cinemaniac Reviews

Review No. 387 The Bottom Line: A highly intoxicating, strenuous musical. Directed by: Baz Luhrmann Written by: Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce Satine: Nicole Kidman Christian: Ewan McGregor Also Starring: Jim Broadbent, John Leguizamo, Richard Roxburgh Distributed by 20th Century Fox on June 1, 2001... Read full article

Moulin Rouge (1952)

By Lindsey on Jul 30, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

Henri hangs out at the Moulin Rouge, where he is well-known by the staff and likes to sketch the performers as they dance. (Image via Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Jose Ferrer) is a painter living in Paris. Originally born into a family of the French court, Henri moved away from his fam... Read full article

Moulin Rouge

By Alyson on Jun 20, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

Haven’t we come across this one before? ?Ah, Moulin Rouge from 2001 is a remake while this Moulin Rouge is the original. ?Directed by John Huston and pulled together by an independent studio, I got the feeling I would enjoy this. The story fictionalizes the life of Post-Impressionist painter H... Read full article

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Tall actor José Ferrer was transformed into the short artist Toulouse-Lautrec by the use of camera angles, makeup, costume, concealed pits and platforms and short body doubles. Ferrer also used a set of special knee pads of his own design which allowed him to walk on his knees with his lower legs strapped to his upper body. He suffered extreme pain and could only use them for short periods of time. The cane he used in most of his scenes was of absolute necessity. This fact was covered in a LIFE magazine story in 1952.
Walking on his knees had the unfortunate side-effect of making José Ferrer six inches shorter than Henri Toulouse Lautrec's real height of 5'1".
Much of the cinematography was intended to resemble the poster art of Toulouse-Lautrec. Some of the costumes and character makeup also paid homage to his poster art.
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