IS THE WORLD READY FOR THE GREAT GATSBY IN 3-D?

Back in the 70’s the classic novel The Great Gatsby was made into a big budget spectacular film starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, but it was so boring it seemed to be four hours long. Despite the period visuals it was painful to sit through. Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann, known for the music video velocity in his movies, has modernized Gatsby to the max. Little chance of falling asleep in this version. No roaring twenties music here – it’s modern and easier to identify with. The Jazz Age suddenly seems a lot like the indulgent 90’s. Everything is bigger, more colorful, and faster. Even Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan are animated. Everything about the movie looks interesting except the fact that it’s IN 3-D! Really, is THAT necessary?

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Posted by Janet on May 27, 2012

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  1. By Muffie
    On May 27, 2012 at

    Yes JC, 3-D is what’s going to make this movie watchable!

  2. By Pippa Martin-St. Onge
    On May 27, 2012 at

    Sounds like complete rubbish. DiCaprio is one of the worst actors ever.

  3. By Walt Cliff
    On May 27, 2012 at

    DiCaprio is certainly a decent choice for Gatsby but I didn’t see anything else I liked in the new trailer. Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway? I can’t imagine it. The music sucked too.

    I loved the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby. They won awards for best costume Design & music (Academy Awards). Plus art design, cinematography and costume design for the British Academy Awards. Then Sam Waterston, Karen Black and Bruce Dern won Golden Globes for the best supporting actors.

    Give me the old 74′ version any day.

  4. By Strumpet's Trumpet
    On May 27, 2012 at

    Yawn, did anyone see Moulin Rouge ? It was ridiculous, almost as bad as Glee. Can you spell … vacuous ? Like chintz on a cow. I’ll give Gatsby the high school musical a pass.

  5. By Walt Cliff
    On May 27, 2012 at

    There is also a 1926 version (silent film – no copies survived) and a 1949 version. It is my understanding that Fitzgerald disliked the 1926 film and he died (1940)before the 1949 was made.

    The 1949 version is said to be a big stinkaroo too. Although, the casting of Shelley Winters as Myrtle Wilson was an excellent choice (in my humble opinion). Alan Ladd was Gatsby and MacDonald Carey (Dr. Tom Horton of Days of our Lives until 1993) was Nick Carraway.

  6. By forrest gump
    On May 28, 2012 at

    nope, BUT FOR THE WINNING LADIES OF THE UCLA-ROWING TEAM PEOPLE ARE!!

  7. By dandilion
    On May 28, 2012 at

    He and his co-stars did a rotten job.. there is no passion, story emotions going on.. they are zombies making the mark and speaking.. PLease Leo’s dead eyes.. Carey’s lisp.. so bad..

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