An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. —IMDb
Though he began his career as an actor, director/writer/producer Baz Luhrmann found his flamboyant talent was better served behind the scenes. Born BazMark Luhrmann in a Sydney, Australia, suburb, Luhrmann returned to Sydney after a rural childhood to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. Though he appeared with Judy Davis in the film Winter of Our Dreams (1982), Luhrmann redirected his artistic pursuits, creating the original version of what would become his future film debut, Strictly Ballroom (1992), for the stage in 1986. He continued to mount musical theater and opera productions throughout the 1980s and early ‘90s, including a 1950s-set version of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème in 1990. Working with longtime collaborators Craig Pearce and Catherine Martin, Luhrmann brought his vibrant sensibility to film with the cinematic version of Strictly Ballroom. Full of garish colors, exuberant dancing, and ironic yet sincere sentiment, the romantic fable made a splash at the Cannes… read more
This movie tries so hard to be elegant that it fails, even crossing sometimes the line of tackiness, specially with the floating letters and the heads above the clouds. I hated the languid expressions of Daisy Buchanan (Mulligan was so disappointing) and by the end of the first half I couldn't hear Gatsby saying "old sport" one more time... Nevertheless the sets and clothes are great, but that's pretty much it.
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E’ il poco prolifico australiano Baz Luhrmann a prendersi il rischio di scrivere (assieme a Craig Pearce) e a filmare la terza versione per il grande schermo dell’opera più conosciuta di Francis Scott… read review
Title: The Great Gatsby
Country: Australia, USA
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Baz Luhrmann
F… read review
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