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The Great Gatsby trailer arrives

TheGreatGatsby.jpgLavish and exciting, that's how I'd describe the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's version of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby, that and well cast as it carries Leonardo DiCaprio in the leading role alongside Carey Mulligan with Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Amitabh Bachchan.

The trailer is what you'd expect from Luhrmann and looks fantastic, there are moments of intensity and passion and every shot looks fantastic, some of them look hand crafted for the screen.

The Great Gatsby is the retelling of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel by the unique talent of Baz Luhrmann who looks like he's set to excel himself once again. Here's the blurb for the film:

From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Now here's the trailer which comes through TrailerAddict:

You know would I be committing some heresy to say that I've never read the novel and only seen the film a long time ago, so long I remember little of it? Well the story has had two bigger film outings, the first being the most memorable as it was adapted by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Jack Clayton and starring Robert Redford, Mia Farrow and a host of supporting names, that is by far the most remembered version of the story.

However it was also adapted for a television film by John McLaughlin and directed by Robert Markowitz with Toby Stephens and Mira Sorvino taking the leads.

However I think that the new version from Luhrmann might actually be a strong contender to tackle the Robert Redford version, and if anyone can do it as a leading man it's going to be Leonardo DiCaprio.



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