Co-Presented with American Cinema Editors. Anyone who decided to turn The Police's "Roxanne" into a 19th Century-set tango number must be some kind of mad genius, and that's exactly what the inimitable Baz Luhrmann did in his wondrous, utterly ingenious MOULIN ROUGE! Remixing a classic story for the MTV age, this bonkers melange of late-20th Century pop songs combined with a Belle ?poque Parisian setting features a game cast led by the enchanting Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman and sumptuous design from Catherine Martin. But, the film's MVP remains editor Jill Bilcock (Oscar-nominated for her work) who masterfully swirls Luhrmann's manic acid-tinged footage into a moving cinematic whirlwind that went on to influence countless other works, none of which matched the cinematic high of the stunning original.
Jill Bilcock is an editor best known for MOULIN ROUGE! (Oscar nom), STRICTLY BALLROOM, A CRY IN THE DARK, ROMEO + JULIET, ELIZABETH, ROAD TO PERDITION, and MURIEL'S WEDDING, among many others. The Motion Picture Editors Guild ranked MOULIN ROUGE! as one of the best-edited films of all time.