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The Great Gatsby (directed by Baz Luhrmann)

The Australian director Baz Luhrmann will be filming the newest adaptation of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Leonardo DiCaprio will play Jay Gatsby, Toby Maguire is cast as Nick and the latest news is that Carey Mulligan will be Daisy Buchanan.

Here is the news about Mulligan having been cast:

Industry Roundup: Carey Mullligan Will Play Daisy Buchanan (New York Magazine)

Hereís Your First Look at Carey Mulligan Playing Daisy For Baz Luhrmanís Great Gatsby (Movie Line)

And a pessimistic opinion piece on Luhrmann's endeavour:

The Great Gatsby delusion (The Guardian)


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What is Baz Luhrmann up to? I never liked the story of “The Great Gatsby”, the original film (70's) is very weak and I am not sure how it could be improved.
I will reserve comments on Mulligan, but the other two are pretty uninspired casting choices.
I think he has lost it slightly as director - he used impress me with his energy and mania, but I can't help feeling there is struggle in his last two films between his unique approach and mainstream direction.
This news does not fill me with confidence. In my opinion he could never satisfy fans of Fitzgerald and the story and casting is pretty tame for anything significant.


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Yes, I wasn't thrilled about casting DiCaprio either - he seems to be cast in every significant role lately.

There is another Gatsby film, apparently, preceding the 70s version - from 1949.


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I will definitely see this simply because it's Gatsby. I'm dubious about it, but I will still watch to see how it turns out.


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Not sure about Leonardo DiCaprio's casting as Jay Gatsby. He might do alright in the role, but for now it's still too soon to tell.

I liked the 70's version of the film ok. But I'm not so sure if I'll like this one, guess it's a wait and see thing here with that one.


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Not sure about Leonardo DiCaprio's casting as Jay Gatsby.
I just can't imagine he will bring anything to the role of Gatsby. Toby Maguire on the other hand, I don't understand why he is offered roles at all (his performance in "the wonder boys" aside). Well we will see if Luhrmann can get something from him.
I agree with The Guardian, I don't think "The Great Gatsby" is filmable and yet this will be the forth attempt.


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I love The Great Gatsby as a novel. To me, the 1970s version was just..okay. I loved Robert Redford, but a lot of points to that movie made me really disappointed.

But me being a book nerd is actually kind of looking foward to this. I'm skeptical, of course. I will think VERY lowly of it if it doesn't do the book proper justice. But, just because, I might get my hopes up a little for this.


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I thought I'd share a trailer.



Personally, I'm very excited.


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Thanks for sharing . It looks pretty good so far, hopefully the rest of the movie will be as good as the trailer is.


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The trailer looks great, I'm getting quite excited for this. I read an article which said they've used hip-hop music in the party scenes to convey the excitement of hearing jazz for the first time. At first I was kind of sceptical of the idea but I think it comes across well in the trailer.


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The trailer looks great, I'm getting quite excited for this. I read an article which said they've used hip-hop music in the party scenes to convey the excitement of hearing jazz for the first time. At first I was kind of sceptical of the idea but I think it comes across well in the trailer.
Same here. Can't quite say the same about the hip-hop music in the party scenes. Its supposed to be the 1929's and it kind of takes away from the atmosphere. It doesn't really fit in, no matter how well it fits into the trailer.


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Re: The Great Gatsby (directed by Baz Luhrmann) May 2013

I love the book, and I have liked some of Baz Luhrmann's movies. So I'm reserving judgement until I see it.

Edit: oh, I apparently wrote almost the same thing here five months ago...


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Re: The Great Gatsby (directed by Baz Luhrmann) May 2013

Just saw the move and I surprisingly liked it. The visuals were beautiful and I thought Leo could still pull off being in love like he did back in Titanic. Tobey was great too.


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