They began in movie theatres months ago, and now they’ve hit TV —
Trailers for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.
I’ll admit — I didn’t think this movie needed to be remade. It’s a classic in my mind, as is the book.
And Leonardo DiCaprio playing Gatsby in place of Robert Redford?
But now that I’ve seen the trailers — many, many times — the casting isn’t even the issue.
This Gatsby is unrecognizable. Luhrmann has — well — Luhrmann-ized it; the glitz and glitter is a visual assault. The soundtrack, too, is so brash and overwhelming, I have actually checked for blood in my ears in the theatre. Imagine the damage after two hours.
I’m sure Luhrmann has included that, too — in gold…with a dance number.
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