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Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

Postby DarthLocke on Sun May 27, 2012 4:55 pm

Baz Luhrmann known for his dramatic over the top musical period film dramas, such as the modern day retelling of "Romeo + Juliet", Late 1800's French Revolution love tragedy "Moulin Rouge!", and epic historic WWII Austrian Western "Australia", now adapts F. Scott Fitzgerald's, also seemingly sad and epic Jazz-Age spectacle, "The Great Gatsby" in 3D.

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Official Synopsis:
"Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy."


The Release Date: December 25th 2012

The OFFICIAL Trailer has just been released, featuring modern age songs from Jay Z, Kanye, and Jack White, that happen to parallel the time of the jazz age from F. Scott's viewpoint




The Film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Tobey Mcguire as Nick Carraway, and new comer Elizabeth Debicki as Jorden Baker.
Full Character List Here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1343092/

Here's a good article from MTV Blogger explaining why these songs are so perfect:
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1685668/great-gatsby-trailer-music.jhtml

I really looking forward to this. Baz's official site for his production company, Bazmark, has a HUGE list of source materials sited, suggesting that he wanted to really put the whole of Fitzgerald's life into "The Great Gatsby" and that perhaps we should expect something more well rounded and complex than even the Robert Redford film version. The works sited also includes films, so I am wondering if we may see images of the other Gatsby/Fitzgerald/Iconic Jazz-Age films within the film?! :hmm: (There almost seems to be a "gonzo" aesthetic to it at times...maybe that's why he felt the need of 3D?!)

Bazmark Works Sited:http://www.bazmark.com/Research_Material.html

I think we can also expect a semi-comical beginning that some how slows done into a love story, that then ends on some kind of bitter sweet tragic note. Really when I think about most of his other films, I see Gatsby as the perfect story to fill in for usual template, although uniquely Gatsby is about more than one couple...
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Yet for all their evolution, they form no bonds.
Love does not exist for them. They are incapable of dreaming,
Of contemplating beauty, Of knowing something greater than themselves.
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