The Great Gatsby // Ahh, the trailer from the upcoming film helmed by Baz Luhrman (Romeo + Juliet, the first and only Luhrman/Dicaprio film collaboration) and newest screen adaptation of the popular book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. From the trailer, the movie will be true to Luhrman’s stylized film aesthetic. Leo Dicaprio is daper as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan looks perfect to be the object of his affection Daisy, and Tobey MaGuire fully takes on the role of the slightly naive Midwesterner Nick.
Any fan of his work knows he loves the mash-up between classics and contemporary, often using music and working the story’s content in order to modernize it. I know alot of traditionalists out there scoff at him using creative license on literary works that have been around for decades. If you’re going to remake movies, why not interrupt them in new and fresh ways. As long as the end product is good, I’m all for it.
I’m still in the middle of the book. Guess I should finally finish it, huh? See the previously released cast photo here.