70$ cinema, known as New Hollywood, is gotta be the most boring thing in the world since the invention of Cricket. It follows one simple formula: dull, uncut shots in washed-up colors accompanied by cheerless chamber music & languishing saxophones reverberating their way to my nerves from the background, ceaselessly. Whether it's Coppola, Scorsese, De Palma or the looney who made this disaster, the nap is guaranteed.
Not sure why people hate on this so much, old sport. Also, did no one notice or get how superb Bruce Dern is in this film? Come on! I love how everything glitters, eyes shine, tears sparkle, the water on the pool shimmers and even the sweat glimmers. Utterly captivating and it's pretty funny in parts. Wonderful.
the director really focused on putting on the screen a precise and involving portrait of the roaring twenties, and in that way, the movie might fulfil the spectator's expectations. it's a movie of no contents though. Daisy's nothing but a spoilt, frivolous woman, it's even hard bear her shrill voice. I could perceive not even the shadow of the great love that lead Gatsby to his tragic, but yet overwhelming, end.
I finally saw this much-derided disappointment and it's easy to see why it was a critical flop. Despite a top-flight cast and a script by Francis Ford Coppola the movie was a bit too much like a Playboy Magazine cigarette ad from the 70's.