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Annie Leibovitz's Photos of Baz Luhrmann's Australia

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June 24, 2008
Source: Vogue

Annie Leibovitz's Photos of Baz Luhrmann's Australia

After shooting some amazing photos from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull earlier this year, world renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz's next assignment in cinema was to head down to Australia for Baz Luhrmann's latest adventure. Vogue hired Leibovitz to do a photo shoot with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman on the set of Luhrmann's Australia, a film which already looks lavish itself. Although these photos are already featured in the latest issue of Vogue magazine, I thought they deserved an extra mention because of how gorgeous they are. Whether or not this film turns out to be any good, at least it will look beautiful. Take a look at Leibovitz's photos from the shoot below.

You can read the complete article in Vogue, without spoilers, over on their website. Or if you're just up for looking at these beautiful photos, you can find them all below. Don't forget to watch the trailer if you haven't seen it already - it's a wonderful compliment to this wonderful photography.

Annie Leibovitz - Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Annie Leibovitz - Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Annie Leibovitz - Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Annie Leibovitz - Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Annie Leibovitz - Baz Luhrmann's Australia

Annie Leibovitz - Baz Luhrmann's Australia

In the article, which focuses entirely on Kidman, she explains that Australia is her dream project for three reasons: she gets to work with Hugh Jackman, she gets work with Baz Luhrmann again, and she gets to work on a movie about her own native country. As Jackman says, "there'll never be an Australian movie like this again." Although the article continues to dive more into the boring part of Kidman's working and personal life, she does mention a few intriguing details about Baz that get me excited for Australia. "Baz is not afraid to abandon himself to romance. He's this very, very big thinker who has this rare, almost childlike naiveté. We all feed off his passion." You can read the full article over at Vogue.

Australia is both co-written and directed by Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann of Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet previously. Other high profile screenwriters Ronald Harwood (The Pianist, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Stuart Beattie (Collateral, Pirates of the Caribbean, G.I. Joe), and Richard Flanagan (The Sound of One Hand Clapping) have been involved with elements of the script as well. Australia is currently set to arrive in theaters on November 26th.

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  • Phoenix
    Latest news? The pics are old! I have them since last week already.
  • Man. How stylized is this film going to be? I worry.
  • RA
    I can hardly wait for this movie! Not only are the Leibovitz photos beautiful, but the initial movie trailer is stunning. And there's a "Set to Screen" series of podcasts on Apple.com that provide a very interesting behind-the-scenes look at "Australia". It looks to be a romantic epic in the style of the great David Lean. Hurry up November!!
  • Janet
    The photos are beautiful but I'm not that excited for the movie.
  • TJ
    these are so obviously photoshopped
  • Curtis
    damn those are some hot photo, stunning.
  • Movie fan
    "these are so obviously photoshopped TJ on Jun 24, 2008" Really Columbo !?
  • Marlena
    I CANNOT wait for this movie. It seems that movies like this only come around once in a blue moon, and when they do, its exciting to see...
  • Confused
    So, uh, Nicole Kidman plays dress up? Can't say the pictures do any good making me interested.
  • Annie Leibovitz did these? So where is the one of Kidman naked and covered up with a towel?????
  • Jont
    im with #10 ryan no way these are A L photos
  • Jillian
    Number 10? Number 11? Obviously you don't know much about the great Annie Leibovitz. She's one of the greatest photographers in the world and has been for many, many years. Her claim to faim was not the recent Miley Cyrus photos. My guess is you guys are pretty young and your frame of reference, not very wide. Google her. You'll see her great work over the years. On another note, these photos look stunning. If this film realizes it's ambitions, Hugh Jackman is about to be rediscovered.
  • Jont
    they dont look like her work to me sorry i dont understand someting, just because youve read her wiki page and were born in 1970 means someone else cant say something negative about her work? some of these pictures look like a 1st year art student in graphic arts put them together with an old version of photoshop. theyre interesting but lack a seriousness and feel more comerical its no where near the vanity fair work at least the gone with the wind pic is interesting, i GUESS hugh jackman rediscovered? he was in a classic film in 2006 called the fountain. google that and i really dont want to be affliated with #10 past the ? mark in his post s
  • M G
    This movie is going to suck because everyone wants the same style he has filmed that we have all grown to love. Cinematography will not save him in these trilogy's Baz stick to the red curtain!

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