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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
(Warner Brothers | Lionsgate)The Great GatsbyDirected by Baz LuhrmannStarring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher, Jason ClarkeLuhrmann's (Moulin Rouge) long-awaited adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel is finally here. Originally slated to be released last December, the film was delayed until now and it will also open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15th. Typical of Luhrmann, the film is magnificently visualized, with...Read Full Story
(Warner Brothers)1. It's a fairy tale - Master showman writer/director Baz Luhrmann is nothing if not bold, and his vision of roaring '20s New York City is simply spectacular. Beginning by framing the first shots of the film with art deco staging, it's clear Luhrmann is taking us on a journey to fantastic world. Watching the film through this lens makes it easy to be whisked away as Luhrmann's camera swoops and dives on the Big Apple, rollercoastering sharply from the top of the Empire State...Read Full Story
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