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Scene 1 - Main Titles The movie starts off from the perspective of a theatre beginning in pitch black with a bit of chatter which would be the same as if you went into a real theatre the sound of everyone calming down and getting themselves comfortable then as the lights come on the live orchestra starts The conductor I feel is added for a bit of comedy to contrast with the beginning sadness of the introduction The twentieth century fox logo which everyone is accustomed to seeing is noticed again as Bazz Luhrmann has given the introduction and opening credits an olden day feel simulating the scratching you get on the old films After the 20th century fox logo when the movies actual opening credits begin the music chosen is three different songs which are The sound of music and The CanCan to give a cant think of the word it means example of the songs shown of a few of the songs used in the movie The fast tempo acceleration of The CanCan music with the silhouette of a can can dancer in the background gives the image a exciting element which cuts sharply to the silent old fashioned footage of the title Paris 1900 to give the audience a refrence point Scene 2 - There Was A Boy The camera zooms in onto the screen cropping the theatre stage and the conductor implying that its serious stuff now and not fun and games The scene first shown is of Christians apartment with the Lamour sign shown prominently revealing to the French-speaking audience that the movie is about love on the left of the apartment is Toulouse-Lautrec John Lequizamo singing Nature boy written by Eden Ahbez when he starts singing about a very strange and enchanted boy a image of Christian appears looking happy go lucky the only image of colour so far The scene blends into a very extreme long
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