agreed! dicaprio's delivery of 'you can't change the past? why sure you can' marked me hugely. he conveyed everything about him in that phrase.
It is a triumph for Luhrmann expressing his 1920s interpretation. The cinematography was very magnificent. Compared to his previous works, this one is the best (so far, cinematographically). Though it was "just" a puppy love story, but DiCaprio acted very well, at some scenes he showed a "complicated" expression of Gatsby. He deserves an award! Well, he should have won waaay earlier from his past characters too.
Superficiality at its finest. And I love how Lana's Young And Beautiful is all over the movie.
This adaptation is saved by the inclusion of narrated lines from the novel and the adherence to the original text. The mise-en-scene and editing are deliberately excessive and absurd in the name of Fitzgerald's themes. This is good and bad; it viscerally establishes the Jazz Age (and its present day amplification) as a dream without substance, but also contributes to that dream in an ostentatious sensory overload.
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.
does this gatsby have anything more than the standard romantic hollywood overlong and a little boring story? the answer is: yes, the visuals. if that's enough for you, go for it. for me, it's not.
Quando la forma uccide tutto il resto, e l'unica cosa buona che hai è tutto il resto, esce fuori un esperimento maldestro come questo Grande Gatsbi. Luhrmann non riesce a catturare l'essenza del romanzo ma non riesce nemmeno a mettere da parte il gusto per l'eccesso, sommergendo una storia d'amore che quell'eccesso lo critica aspramente. Un paradosso, forse è un film che parla del vecchio, plasticoso, Baz. 2* e1/2
beneath piles and piles of glistening elegance, there's an annoyingly tenuous storytelling.
Forse ingeneroso ma sconta anche le (mie alte) aspettative. Luhrmann combina la mdp e gli effetti visivi da Dio ma si limita a spostare il set di Moulin Rouge (i primi cinque minuti hanno la stessa identica struttura narrativa) a NY. Le scene delle feste rimangono il vero unico punto di forza del film(Romeo+Giulietta docet). Un regista che non sta invecchiando bene. Aceto o solo annate cattive?
Fantastic adaptation. I feel like people who disliked this aren't a fan of Luhrmann's style, but to me it was perfect for Gatsby (overblown, overproduced, but stripped away at it's fundamental). Some scenes felt a bit rushed, but overall blended seamlessly. Amazing cast too, even Maguire who added a tenderness to Nick's 24/7 judgemental posture. Di Caprio out of this world. Really enjoyed it.
in love with the movie. in my opinion there are some parts in the film that's way more powerful than the book itself. sure there are flaws here and there, nevertheless the great gatsby got me watching in awe. overall, the great gatsby was good. in addition, it was rather depressing