Forgive me but I think that this movie is crap. With the exception of Katherine Kath as La Goulue, every major player fails. I can see how Bob Fosse was influenced by the staging of the Can Can. I love the George Auric score. I think Oswald Morris's cinematography is remarkable. All of it is trappings. All decoration around a corpse.
Four Academy awards and Silver Lion in Venice. For once, Temple peddlers and critics agreed. Moulin Rouge is the kind of film you always postpone to watch. A biopic, 1952, Zsa-Zsa Gabor, a painter, a British production with a lot of French actors: not the sexiest proposal on earth, isn't it? How wrong you are , people! Moulin Rouge is a masterpiece. Signed La Goulue.