Nicole Kidman in Australia

I’m not good with being subtle, so I will just come right out with it. The TV spot below, which is for Baz Luhrmann’s next film Australia, is titled “Defy,” thus the clever play on words in the title. Get it? Good.

The film, which stars Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman as two polar opposites ripe for an epic love affair, is set with the backdrop of pre-WWII Australia. It is there that we find an English aristocrat (Kidman) who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man (Jackman) in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

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As you see in the TV spot above, which was launched via MSN early this morning, this is another fancy costumed, grand scale period piece for Baz Luhrmann. And that is by no means intended to be a bad thing — I for one thought Moulin Rouge was fantastic. And it appears that Luhrmann is taking things up a notch or two with Australia, tackling the epic scale of the Japanese attacks on Australia during the early days of World War II. And as someone who likes that sort of thing, I am looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.

What do you think of Luhrmann’s WWII love story Australia?


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