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Today in Movie History: June 1

Though it didn’t foster a full-bore revival of the Hollywood musical, Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge!¬†succeeded in updating the baggy old genre for an entirely new generation. Luhrmann’s trademark attention span deficit¬†and the expert addition of modern pop songs into the mix turned an exercise in empty style into a beloved modern classic, and while I struggle with the film’s abrupt …