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Elvis

Baz Luhrmann’s signature maximalist style
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ABR Arts 20 June 2022

Elvis

Baz Luhrmann’s signature maximalist style
by
ABR Arts 20 June 2022
Austin Butler as Elvis in Warner Bros. Pictures’ <em>Elvis</em> (image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)
Austin Butler as Elvis in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Elvis (image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

Crafting a biopic is a near-impossible act of curation; of the hundreds of thousands of hours that make up a person’s life, which two and a half will accurately sum up their entire existence? Some recent attempts, like the excellent Steve Jobs (2015) or the Judy Garland biopic Judy (2019), limit their slice of life to a handful of defining moments and allow the viewer to extrapolate from there, essentially opting for quality over quantity – a mantra no one would ever accuse director Baz Luhrmann of adopting.

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