There was a boy, a very strange enchanted boy...
The Moulin Rouge soundtrack is still receiving an almighty thumbs up around the globe, and it would seem that the Bowie theme that runs through the album hasn't gone unnoticed. Here follows an excerpt from a review on Sonic Net:
"If you're gonna fashion a soundtrack to a film revolving around the decadent, arty Moulin Rouge ? the Studio 54 of 1890s Paris ? who better to weave throughout the album than rock renaissance man David Bowie? Bowie spirals in and out of Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film "Moulin Rouge," bookending the disc with symphonic and trip-hop versions of Eden Ahbez's mystical 1940s tune "Nature Boy"; appearing vicariously in a Beck version of "Diamond Dogs"; and, via "Heroes," turning up in a crazy-quilt medley of rock and pop songs voiced by the movie's stars, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor."
Meanwhile, here in the UK, this Thursday's edition of FILM 2001 (Thu 24 May, BBC1 23:20 - 23:50 GMT) features a complete round up of the 54th Cannes International Film Festival. Jonathan Ross talks to Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor about Moulin Rouge, and there are also interviews with David Lynch and the Coen Brothers.