"The film still hasn’t, in a sense, come together. I like to work in such a way that I can be open to the evolution of the story and the world we’re living in. I shoot in a way that I can respond and evolve to the world I’m in and the film I’m feeling as it draws to its conclusion. So it’s a constant quest and journey – and that isn’t over."I'm sure the studio was thrilled to hear that, and they've shown no confidence in this project at any point in the process despite denials they forced anything on the director, who has final cut. Luhrmann should focus on making his film, regardless of what Australian critics have to say. They're not the film's key audience, and with a period epic with musical elements set in the Outback that runs almost three hours, viewers need to stick around for the conclusion to be disappointed by it. If he wasn't so busy on the receiving end of being feted at the MoMA, perhaps he could get started on that.