Shiny Happy People
If a studio were to make a big budget adaptation of The Great Gatsby, I’d have wanted it to be Baz Luhrmann. For all his faults he manages to do glitz and glamour in beautiful and stylish ways. This holds true for Gatsby. What is surprising is how doggishly faithful ...
The Great Gatsby (A)
Baz Luhrman does the near-impossible task of taking a tragedy for the modern age and elevating it into a big-budget, continuously engrossing spectacle that retains all of its source material’s depth and craftsmanship.Nick Carraway, the protagonist of both the film and the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic novel it is based ...
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Gatsby makes for a forgettable movie
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby is big, loud and lavish, more of an event than a film, and a substitution of essence for grandiosity. From the moment it was announced that the Australian filmmaker would adapt F. Scott's Fitzgerald's 1925 classic novel did we expect anything else? What Baz fails ...