Plot: nick carraway (tobey maguire), a bond trader in new york during the roaring twenties, rents a house on the outskirts of town his next door nei. Baz luhrmann's delicious visuals struggle to enliven a fairly standard retelling of the fitzgerald classic. This is a bland cup of treacle, isn't it the perfect thing for soulless high school english teachers to serve upon those hapless youth that they wish to instill with a fear of reading. Leonardo dicaprio, tobey maguire and carey mulligan star in baz luhrmann's adaptation of the f scott fitzgerald novel.
Great gatsby, the (1974) (dvd) this third film version of f scott fitzgerald's classic 1925 novel was one of the most hyped movies of the summer of 1974. An overstylized and underthought adaptation of f scott fitzgerald's seminal novel, baz luhrmann's the great gatsby features a number of excellent. The great gatsby ~ a capsule movie review by allen kopp the great gatsby stars leonardo dicaprio as the fabulously wealthy, mysterious jay gatsby and carey mulligan as daisy buchanan, the woman who gatsby has lost and attempts to regain, with tragic results it is told by gatsby's one true. Review of the great gatsby movie with video and over 30 high resolution pictures & a focus on the men's clothes worn in the movie.
All good book readers that i know feel a certain degree of dread, if not a sense of righteous indignation when they discover a book they have read and adored is being made into a movie yes, there may be a spark of excitement followed by a small glimmer of hope that somehow it will remain true. The great gatsby is widely recognized as one of the best american novels of the 20th century, although many remember it as a book we were forced to read in high school thus far, there have been several attempts to convert the book into a movie (most. Baz luhrmann hollywood film the great gatsby stars leonardo dicaprio, carey mulligan, tobey maguire, amitabh bachchan read the great gatsby movie review. The great gatsby gets translated to the big screen in big, loud, cinema style by baz luhrmann jeremy reviews the great gatsby see more videos by jeremy h.
The 1974 adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel the great gatsby is directed by jack clayton and screenwriten by francis ford coppola, with robert and mia farrow as leads. Jazzy, fizzy and often quite fun, baz luhrmann's pretty good gatsby takes f scott fizgerald's great american novel out for a sometimes dazzling, always irreverent spin the gauzy picture postcard 3d production design and superb leading players breathe life into the jazz age novel but the.
Some will find that this fresh-faced baz luhrmann/leonardo dicaprio movie infuses the classic book with new life that may be good but is it a great gatsby. Baz luhrmann (moulin rouge) is the perfect director to take on f scott fitzgerald's iconic novel about the american dream, simply because he's an expert at showing the emptiness of hyperactive excess the film is a feast for the eye. The purists have had their knives sharpened for months, and now that baz luhrmann's 3-d adaptation of f scott fitzgerald's canonical novel is final. The great gatsby: green light access i entered a preview of the great gatsby with quite high expectations i had heard a lot about the star-studded production, the released trailers were quite appealing, and the film was receiving quite good reviews abroad since its cannes premier.
Like his romeo + juliet, baz luhrmann's unabashedly flashy take on f scott fitzgerald's revered novel will probably outrage the nation's english teachers but while this gatsby can't by any standard be considered great, it does have its glittering charms. The 1974 gatsby vs the 2013: would you rather wince or yawn those are your options one film is engaging but with painful exposition the other is well acted but as dull as your grandmother's house. This is what the novel the great gatsby is about: the american dream of constant self-creation, self-made status, identity you slip on as easily as a pale pink suit. The great gatsby is probably f scott fitzgerald's greatest novel--a book that offers damning and insightful views of the american nouveau riche in the 1920s. As the story goes for most literary masterpieces-turned-block buster hits, the great gatsby (starring robert redford and mia farrow) was entertaining, but not much more than that.