A set visit to the epic ‘Australia’ directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman


In a darkened warehouse in a Queensland coastal town, the director Baz Luhrmann issues an unlikely instruction.

"Can we have a little more sweat for Jack, please?"

Given the baking heat, Jack Thompson, playing a sozzled accountant named Kipling Flynn in the epic romance Australia, must be sweating heavily already in an improvised studio in Bowen. But details matter on a $US100-million ($120-million) film, so more sweat it is.

Thompson, in white breeches and waistcoat, is playing a scene opposite Nicole Kidman, buttoned up in white as the English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley, who comes to Australia after inheriting a vast cattle station.

(Source: The Sydney Morning Herald)

Directors, Filmmaking

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