The entire film is full of innovative lighting techniques, larger-than-life production design, and meticulous art direction. At times, it seems as though the art direction and the aesthetics are just as important as the narrative. The excessive and vivid colors, lighting, set pieces, and frenetic photography are signature styles employed by director Baz Luhrmann. The interpolation of modern music in the highly stylized period piece is also innovative. While the film takes place in the 1920s, much of the music is from the 2010s.