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Despite its departures from the novel, this is a unique vision of a story everyone knows. It's also a visionary depiction of a golden era.
This auto-tuned soap opera writer/director Baz Luhrmann is calling The Great Gatsby is a visual rollercoaster, a melodramatic fairy tale, and a wistful ode to romance. It's also predictably transparent when it comes to the classic American novel's weighty themes. Luhrmann does get credit...Read Full Story
I was thrilled to see The Great Gatsby over the weekend – I quickly re-read the book on Saturday morning, so the prose fresh in my mind as I watched the film. I loved it, and of course was enthralled with Leo DiCaprio. The other irrefutable scene stealer in GG is Elizabeth Debicki, who played Jordan, Fitzgerald’s vision of the athletic modern woman. While Daisy glows and floats, Jordan grounds each scene with her porcelain skin and imploring eyes. I couldn’t help but long for a fabulous...Read Full Story
Continuing with the eye-candy as only Baz Lurhman can, these three character posters for 2013's The Great Gatsby premiered online today. Featuring actresses Elizabeth Debicki and Ilsa Fisher as well as actor Joel Edgerton, each poster includes a small excerpt of text that describes each character, including words such as "smouldering," "tantalizing" and "careless," all of which really serve the general themes of The Great Gatsby quite well.
Despite my reservations about taking a classic piece...Read Full Story