Soundtrack Of My Life: Baz Luhrmann

‘Elvis’ director, maker of epic movies


seventeenth June 2022

In partnership with Warner Bros.

The music that modified my life

David Bowie – ‘Modifications’

“From the second I first heard this music, I used to be an enormous Bowie fan. I ultimately labored with him [on the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack] after which in the direction of the top of his life, he turned an excellent buddy. He used to return spherical and we’d stroll the canine. We have been speaking about going to Berlin at one level to do one thing collectively. I should have been so silly, why didn’t I simply say sure?”

The music I can not take heed to

Prince – ‘Signal O’ The Occasions’ 

“It’s an ideal music, however once I was youthful I used it in a present that was an absolute disaster. Each time I hear it now, it takes me again to that.”

The music that jogs my memory of house

John Farnham – ‘You’re the Voice’ 

“I nonetheless go clubbing as a result of I intend to develop outdated disgracefully: it’s form of my motto. I used to be in a nightclub not too long ago and all the children have been singing alongside to this.”

The primary gig I went to

The Police – Sydney, 1980

“I believed: ‘Wow, that is what it means to see a stay present!’ It was simply implausible. Some years later I noticed Sting at his party and I instructed him it was the primary present I’d ever been to.”

The music I can’t get out of my head

Doja Cat – ‘Vegas’ 

“She made this music for the Elvis soundtrack and it’s already blowing up. I’ve labored with Madonna and Beyoncé and I see one thing comparable in Doja Cat: she’s only a actually, actually exhausting employee. And whenever you see her on stage, my god she’s a very good dancer.”

The music that makes me need to dance

Madonna – ‘Like A Virgin’ 

“I consider Madonna like Marlene Dietrich: like Marlene, nothing will cease her from being a provocative artist. I believe the youthful era are rediscovering her.”

Check out NME’s particular movie version Elvis digital journal proper right here. Don’t miss Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, in cinemas June 24. Guide tickets now.

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