While perusing imdb.com, I saw a trailer for a new movie called "Australia." It looked interesting-ish, with Hugh Jackman & Nicole Kidman playing the main roles, but I yawned and internally passed, until I saw who the director is. Baz Luhrmann!!! I am SO seeing this movie now! (That's right. The SO is capitalized, bolded, and italicized.)
Isn't it interesting that something like that can change your perception? I didn't really want to see it, until I found out who the director was. Kind of the opposite is true too.
(Watching a trailer) Explosion. Suspense. More excitement. "Ooh, that looks like a great movie! I can't wait to go and pay money and see-- Oh. Nevermind. Kirsten Dunst/Uwe Boll/Paris Hilton is directing it... Pass."
But yeah, the creative genius behind Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge is doing something amazing and different, count me in!