92: “You’ll Be Dumb With Wonderment” – Moulin Rouge!
If ever a movie earned its exclamation point, it’s MOULIN ROUGE! In Part 2 of our Baz Luhrmann Spectacular Spectacular, we revisit the scintillating (and over-stimulating) 2001 musical that saw the likes of Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor belting out pop music’s greatest love songs.
Though the film earned several Oscar nominations (and two wins), it was a divisive cinematic experience upon its release, and twenty years later not much has changed. Luhrmann’s gift is his song—or rather his version of Elton John’s song—but is it one you’d want to re-open?
Sling back some Absinthe and join us as we debate the beauty, freedom, truth and love of Moulin Rouge! Why? Because we can can-can, that’s why.
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16: “Here We Are Now, Entertain Us” – Nirvana
Bring your friends and your anti-depressants to the 16th episode of the WHEN WE WERE YOUNG podcast, when we revisit Nirvana – the band that later became known as the entire musical genre called “grunge.”
In this episode we listen to the two most popular albums of the definitive Seattle rock band: 1991’s worldwide smash Nevermind and 1993’s In Utero. We also touch on their 1994 MTV Unplugged album, the documentary film MONTAGE OF HECK, and the music of the grunge-era bands that followed in Nirvana’s wake.
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