Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

I’m taking a step back from Samuel Butler’s The Way of All Flesh this week to reblog this awesome review of Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby.

Andi and I saw the movie a couple of weeks ago during a leisurely girls’ afternoon and loved it as well! While I believe some critics thought it was over the top, I beg to differ! Leo DiCaprio was perfectly cast as Gatsby and Luhrmann’s style brought out all the symbolic aspects of the book, which I actually understood and appreciated more after seeing them brought to life on screen.

Cristian Mihai of you already know that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is my favorite novel. I’ve made a custom out of reading it once a year, so I just had to go see the movie on the night it premiered here in Constanta.

And I wasn’t dissapointed.

Baz Luhrmann managed to produce a movie with strange qualities, most of which will appeal only to those who have read and loved Fitzgerald’s novel. When it comes to book to movie adaptations, most producers are maybe too keen to leave their own mark, to change things and show us what they see. Luhrmann shows us how this decade sees this classic novel, how our decade sees decadence and opulence and slowly peels off all the greedy, dark layers of human nature in this modern world.

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