Although he has a limited filmography as a feature film director, the impact Baz Luhrmann has had on modern day cinema is an indelible one. With only 4 films to his credit in the last 20 years one would imagine a film-maker would have a difficult time making an impact, yet each one of the Oscar-nominated Luhrmann's works have been celebrated for different reasons, and he has built a following and a reputation as one of the most creative and respected film-makers of this modern era. When his latest film The Great Gatsby, a stylistic re-telling of the Fitzgerald classic, was pushed back to May of this year, the anticipation only grew. This was only accelerated by the film's fantastic trailer, quite a testament to his skill. The Australian born Luhrmann is known in particular for his "Red Curtain Trilogy", the first 3 in his filmography that follow a theme of performance, theater, creativity and love. His directing and editing style, a very frenetic and engrossing approach, fit well in both being wholly original and accepted in this modern era of music video and fast paced storytelling. We take a look at Luhrmann's films, few that they are, and the impact they have had on film-making and the audiences that have embraced them. Don't forget to hit the cinemas on May 13th when Luhrmann's much anticipated The Great Gatsby is released.