5.29.2012

gatsby is not a circus

I absolutely cannot express how terrified I am for this movie.
Somehow it escaped my knowledge that it was Baz Luhrmann's project until this morning.
I had been unbelievably excited previously - Gatsby is undoubtedly my favorite classic, and one of my favorite books in general. I heard about the movie, wondered how the chosen cast would do, and loved the stills that came out a few months ago.
But no matter how much I loved Moulin Rouge!, Romeo+Juliet is a travesty that cannot be forgotten. If he ruins Gatsby, I will have a long, sobby cry-fest.


I honestly feel like it could go either way. For the most part, the costumes look incredible. 
The music in the trailer is mostly terrible... But the scenery is magnificent, especially the eyes and glasses -  in the single shot of them that's shown in the trailer, they're exactly the way I've always imagined them.
 The props... Just look at that yellow car, it's perfect.

Basically, if Luhrmann follows the book, it'll be wonderful.
But after what he did with Romeo and Juliet, I'm worried.

4 comments:

  1. notcreepiniswearMay 29, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Whatever do you mean? Romeo + Juliet was probs the best version out there! Leonardo Dicaprio is a boss though, so even if the movie sucks his presence will make the film tolerable!

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  2. I don't know who you are, but I disagree. That movie was awful, no matter how much I already disliked Romeo and Juliet. And whether you liked it or not, the mood that is used in both Moulin Rouge! and Romeo+Juliet is certainly not the mood to fit Gatsby without ruining everything. I do agree that Leonardo DiCaprio is pretty great though. We'll see...

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  3. notcreepiniswearMay 30, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    I'm impressed that you saw right through my alias! But seriously though, Romeo and Juliet in a modern setting, with guns n stuff, but the language is all olden and also Leonardo DiCaprio!!!!!. I have never read the book. It never intrigued me enough to go find a copy. So yea I can't really say whether or not the movie looks accurate, but all in all i have faith that Leonardo DiCaprio will pull it off

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  4. notcreepiniswearMay 30, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    also how late were you up last night?

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