Federation Square was the subject of a great deal of controversy when it was built but it now has become an integral part of the Melbourne landscape. One of the reasons for the controversy was the unusual architecture.
We had been to the Hollywood Costume Exhibition ,which had come from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London,and was now showing in the ACMI building in Federation Square.
The Hollywood Costume Exhibition was amazing and well worth the entry cost. There were costumes from all eras of the film industry and along with the actual costumes, there were interviews with costume designers and film directors that added extra interest to the exhibition.
It is fitting that I had taken a picture of an old movie theatre viewed from Federation Square after we exited the exhibition.
I have enjoyed Baz Luhrmann’s movies with my favourites being Romeo and Juliet, Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge. The Great Gatsby was disappointing in my view. I felt exhausted at the end as it is so “full on”. There is too much to look at and it is at a frenetic pace. Despite saying that I still enjoyed my evening at the theatre and I thought Joel Edgerton was excellent as Tom Buchanan.