Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

May 24, 2012

adore Carey Mulligan, can't wait to see!Hey friends, the first trailers for Baz Lurhmann’s new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gastby’ popped up online – I caught it the other day and I am SO excited to see this movie! (But we have to wait until Christmas 2012.) Leo and Carey look divine, and I think Lurhmann’s traditional ‘glazzle’ (I just made that up, glitz and dazzle.) looks glorious. It’ll be fun to see how it compares to the original movie, which I really love.

Take a peek:

‘The Great Gatsby 2012’

You guys might also enjoy seeing a new Pinterest board I created called ‘Books on Film’. I’m pinning favorites of mine, movies I still hope to see, and films based on classic Children’s Lit. Tell me if you have a favorite I should have on there!



(Image credits: Capricemayfair.tumblr.com, sassisamblog.com, Impassionedcinema.com)




9 comments:

  1. Have you seen The Witches, the film version of Roald Dahl's classic book?

    I loved "The Great Gatsby" (both film and book), though I had a hard time with the tragic ending. I'm not much for sad books and movies any more, so I don't know if I'll be able to bring myself to watch the new one. It looks stunning, though.

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  2. Oooh yes yes Michelle, I have seen it and I love it! I need to pin that one to the board. I love Angelica Huston in that film, she was so great! I have a very dark sense of humor so I thought that book/film was ultra hilarious :)

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  3. The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books. I actually dislike the Robert Redford version. I'm not sure why. There was a made-for-tv version on A&E in 2000 starring Toby Stephens as Gatsby, Paul Rudd as Nick, and a too-nice Mira Sorvino as Daisy that I rather liked. (Mira Sorvino was NOT my idea of Daisy, though.)

    My husband (my fellow Gatsby nut) and I watched the new trailer yesterday, and we're definitely curious. It will be eye-candy for sure, but sometimes Luhrmann leaves us cold.

    We love The Witches around here! My girls are hooked on Matilda right now. My oldest is trying to read the book (I don't think she's quite ready for it, though), and they both love the movie.

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    1. You know, I'm not sure why I like the RR version, but I do. I like RR. Mia Farrow drives me bonkers in that film but I still kind of dig her interpretation. I saw the Mira Sorvino version and remember liking it but felt she was miscast and I wasn't into Toby in the role.

      So here's a Lurhmann story. I almost walked out of 'Moulin Rouge' and I NEVER walk out of movies, I'll see pretty much anything. But for some reason the first 10 minutes had me so baffled and I thought it was so bizarre and I just wasn't feeling up to whatever circus he had going on. But I stayed. And I LOOOOOOOVED it. I went from wanting to walk out to loving it. So I'm kinda down with Lurhmann's whole crazy vibe now. I'll definitely be going to see what kind of weird scene he's created out of this movie. One reviewer said the trailer looked like typical Lurhmann and then thought it turned into 'Casino" or something directed by Scorsese.

      I'm huge into movies, I got into NYU's film criticism program and then didn't go b/c I moved across the country instead (I was doing college on the east coast, long story, but I've always wondered what my life would have been like if I had gone to school when I had the chance!)

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    2. I think most Baz Luhrmann movies get better in the second half. I couldn't stand the first half-hour or so of Romeo + Juliet, but once it calmed down, I... didn't hate it. ;o) The same thing happened with Moulin Rouge. It was so frantic in the beginning, that I couldn't get into it until it slowed down. (I do wish I would have seen Moulin Rouge in the theatres, just to see the sheer scope of it.) I think my problem with his movies is the fast-paced, jumpy, MTV-style editing. We have a DVD of the Australian production of La Boheme that he directed and designed. Now THAT is beautiful. And because it's just a filmed opera, on a stage, the editing can't get in the way.

      My former dream job (besides actor - that was my oh-so-practical major in college) was to be a film historian, or to be involved in film preservation in some way. I do love my oldies. I wish the original '20s version of Gatsby had survived. Wouldn't it have been interesting to see that story told on the screen in its own era?

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    3. that was my minor! tee hee. I was going to be A Great Actress on Broadway. (NY. Not L.A. I was very big on that distinction.) yes, that would have been amazing to see that version....

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  4. What a great idea for a pintrest board! I just checked it out- very cool. Trapper's favorite way to get me all riled up... saying "Wow! They made a book out of that movie?"

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    1. HA HA HA HA! His sense of humor seems rather akin to Mr. Andrew :)

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  5. oh i made that poster! it's so nice to see it around the web :)

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