Luhrmann Dreams Of Lord Of The Rings Success

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Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann hopes his new movie Australia will match the Lord Of The Rings' success in boosting tourism for the country. The Oscar-winning director hopes his film - starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman - will have a similar impact on Australia's tourism industry as the Lord Of The Rings had on New Zealand - the scene of the trilogy's spectacular setting. He says, "It was a little bit of Asia, a little bit of the Wild West, a little bit of Africa - all mixed in creating a natural and truly unique environment. "It takes it to another level because it becomes globally mythologised. "If the film does play, if it's half good, I mean Lord of the Rings is the best example in the world ... the response as far as tourism was unprecedented and unimaginable."


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