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13:41 May 28, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: Moulin Rouge
on music videos & cd covers

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naIts THE RED MILL, the old PARIS DANCE HALL, and lately
naMoulin Rouge
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naMoulin RougeSylvie Hay-Aouamri
na"The Red Mill"
Vidmantas Stilius
na"RED MILL"Carole Reade-Kentros



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Moulin Rouge = red mill, a famous music hall in Paris

please see URL :

RETRO: The Moulin Rouge
... Paris Music Halls: "The Moulin Rouge" by Otto Dittenhoffer BEFORE TELEVISION or
radio, a type of popular entertainment reigned which is now on the endangered ...
www.retroactive.com/may98/moulin.html - 14k - Cached - Similar pages

Hope it helps !

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Carole Reade-Kentros
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne: CD cover context?
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"The Red Mill"

Paris: Le Moulin Rouge ("The Red Mill") is the Pigalle nightclub where the Can-Can originated. Its most famous habitué was the painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and it still offers two cabaret shows a day more than 110 years after its debut.

Moulin Rouge means “red mill," and, as you can see, there is indeed a red mill at the Moulin Rouge. This isn’t just a gimmick: at one time, windmills were not unknown in this windy part of Paris, which is very near the Butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Windmills were thus useful at one time, and several survive, although this one is actually a replica of the original that stood on the same spot. The vanes of the windmill at the Moulin Rouge actually turn, although you obviously cannot see that here.

    Reference: http://www.google.com
Vidmantas Stilius
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Moulin Rouge

If this is this famous parisian place you are referring to, it does not have to be translated.

    From a real parisian.
Sylvie Hay-Aouamri

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Moulin Rouge

Of course, "Le Moulin Rouge" means "The Red Mill" but as this is the name of a particular cabaret / musichall, Toulouse Lautrec and all that, the name has to stay the same.

This is no doubt a reference to the soundtrack of the film of the same name by Baz Luhrman, the film which opened the Cannes Film Festival this year. All of you culture vultures out there can now buy the music on CD !


(Site about the movie)


Moulin Rouge To Open Cannes 21-3-01

The much awaited and frequently put back Baz Luhrman movie Moulin Rouge is to open the proceeding's at this year's Cannes Film festival in late May


CDs and Music
Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge release date May 2001

Nicole Kidman playing a singing prostitute? Ewan McGregor channeling the Police? If the soundtrack to director Baz Luhrmann's freakish musical Moulin Rouge has its way, we'll all be wearing corsets and swinging from the ceiling while the former Mrs. Tom Cruise becomes our favorite new pop sensation. As daring as Luhrmann himself, the compositions test Kidman--who could have easily used a league of backup singers and studio knob-twiddlers to hide her inexperience--and she actually passes. She's no Olivia Newton-John, but she capably mixes Madonna's "Material Girl" with "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (which is as breathy as Marilyn would've wanted it to be) and goes full throttle on any medley thrown her way. Her cover of "One Day I'll Fly Away" is especially poignant given her much-publicized personal tragedies. Ewan, though, is a real star; his giggly schoolboy brogue morphs into a fun cradle for Paul McCartney's Wings as well as U2's Bono on "Elephant Love Medley." Beck's cover of David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs" is a hit waiting to happen, while Pattie LaBelle's '70s staple "Lady Marmalade" (remade by an all-star cast of divas, Lil' Kim and Christina Aguilera among them) already is. A delicious, racy soundtrack that is equal parts cabaret, glam rock, and trip-hop, Moulin Rouge doesn't disappoint.

Songs on the Moulin Rouge CD
The following songs can be found on the CD Moulin Rouge…

    Reference: http://www.musiciansnews.com/music/cds/36/71/cd_moulin_rouge...
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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Its THE RED MILL, the old PARIS DANCE HALL, and lately


"Win a Moulin Rouge CD


MOULIN Rouge, the biggest film of the year, also delivers the hottest soundtrack.

How hot? The first single from the Moulin Rouge CD -- Lady Marmalade, by the starlet quartet of Christine Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink -- is already a No.1 smash."

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