Some scenes explode with so much visual stimulation that watching them feels rapacious and gluttonous -- a perfect strategy for evoking the excesses of the Jazz Age, yes, but also distracting and hard to enjoy.
The Great Gatsby achieved the iconic s look by altering pieces from the Prada and Miu Miu fashion archives.
Filming began on September 5,at Fox Studios Australia and finished on December 22,with additional shots filmed in January The same criticisms can be brought to bear on The Great Gatsby.
Why was it so important for him to be rich? Luhrmann can move too quickly from one overfull scene to the next, too, not giving the audience time to take it all in. There is tension and depth here. He has mistaken Fitzgerald for Gatsby, the glorious faker. Init was reported that the film was being set up by Sony Pictures Entertainment  but byWarner Bros.
Palm trees had to be digitally removed in post-production to convey a faithfulness to the Long Island setting. Meanwhile, the much-hyped Jay-Z curated soundtrack, mixing Gershwin with hip-hop and Lana Del Rey, never takes hold as the cool anachronisms did in Moulin Rouge!
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Kate Mulvany as Mrs. Joel Edgerton offers one-note charisma as her unlovable powder-keg of a husband, Tom. Baz Luhrmann, despoiler of arch reputations, purveyor of state-of-the-art hysteria, cuts straight to the surface of the story.
Gatsby lives in a vast, gothic mansion in West Egg, haven of the nouveau riche across the languid bay from East Egg, home to old money and Daisy Buchanan, his lost love, the dream to which he clings like a life raft. So what of this 3D fourth screen version of The Great Gatsby?
Leonardo DiCaprio was cast first, in the title role of Jay Gatsby.
And Leonardo DiCaprio has some of the fresh, furtive charm of the trainee confidence man trying on suave man-of-the-world roles but regularly revealing the inner decency that, despite his criminal activities, transcends this squalid world of the destructive, thoughtless rich.
Same with a Jordan or a Daisy". Objects chosen adhered to a central theme of what the designers saw as classic Long Island.Jan 01, · The Great Gatsby is a superficially beautiful hunk of a movie with nothing much in common with the spirit of F.
Scott Fitzgerald's novel/5. The Great Gatsby movie reviews & Metacritic score: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured in. The Great Gatsby is a American romantic drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the same name.
On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 49% based on reviews, with an average rating of / Audience Reviews for The Great Gatsby Visually stunning, as expected with Luhrmann, to the degree of a somewhat artificial look.
That works for this film, though and makes for a very unique atmosphere%. May 08, · But in the film's dark second half, "The Great Gatsby" half-forgets its mandate to wow us and zeroes in on actors in rooms. Once that happens, the Luhrmannerisms distract from the film's true heart: the actions and feelings of its characters/5.
PHOTOS: 'Great Gatsby' Premiere: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z and Carey Mulligan Hit the Red Carpet At the very least, Luhrmann must be given credit for delivering a real interpretation of the famous novel, something not seriously attempted by the previous two big screen adaptations (there was a now-lost silent version).Download