@Brewmaster_Andy: Sure, though at the same time it's about the emptiness of those excesses. And its emotional drama is fairly restrained compared to Baz's trademark 'YELL ALL THE EMOTIONS'. Which is fine, I'm really looking forward to it, but man ... people need to let go.
I don't care about the 3D at all but I've been waiting for a trailer since I found out Luhrmann was doing this. Rome+Juliet is watchable, and I love Moulin Rouge. I don't get people complaining about how pretty it looks the whole book was about the shallowness of all the pretty stuff.
This movie looks incredibly boring.
I read The Great Gatsby in High School, like most other people, and nothing about that story screamed for a film adaptation. I know there was an older version with Sam Waterson, but I don't recall that being particularly thrilling either.
I fucking hate Baz Luhrmann and his commitment to non-naturalism. His exaggeration in his visuals, making every frame seem like a comic on LSD is such a turn off, and clearly a distraction from his inability to portray realistic human emotions.
It felt like a GTA IV trailer.