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(YouTube) Video The first trailer for "The Great Gatsby", in all its Art Deco glory   (youtube.com) divider line 19
    More: Video, Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann, Jay Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Moulin Rouge, gatsby, Amitabh Bachchan, Carey Mulligan  
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2012-05-23 04:36:52 AM  
2 votes:

Cosmk: If anyone can name a single written work that has earned its place in the canon for its prose which was adapted to an equally admirable film, I will buy their ticket to a premiere of this.

/A Clockwork Orange has been the only contender thus far, and you won't submit a reply that comes close although I urge you to try


Might as well open a Shakespeare wing.

Ran (King Lear in Feudal Japan)
Richard III (Ian Mckellan version)
Othello (Orson Welles version)
Henry V (Olivier version)
Hamlet (Olivier version)
2012-05-23 04:25:04 AM  
2 votes:
The only Gatsby adaptation you need.

/fark the Jazz Age.
2012-05-23 04:19:56 AM  
2 votes:

psychicdeath99: Cosmk: If anyone can name a single written work that has earned its place in the canon for its prose which was adapted to an equally admirable film, I will buy their ticket to a premiere of this.

/A Clockwork Orange has been the only contender thus far, and you won't submit a reply that comes close although I urge you to try

The Grapes of Wrath


Let's go ahead and add:

Gone With the Wind
All Quiet on the Western Front
To Kill a Mockingbird
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Doctor Zhivago
Wuthering Heights
Etc., etc.
2012-05-23 12:47:18 AM  
2 votes:
*Yawn* Best Cinematography/Costume Design Oscar in 2013



Oh joy.
2012-05-23 02:30:33 PM  
1 votes:

Botkin of the Yard: It really is a beautifully written novel though and I suspect that most of the people who don't like Gatsby read it only once, probably early in high school when they weren't yet old enough to understand why the classics became classics.


I got a lot more out of it when I re-read it last year.
2012-05-23 01:49:31 PM  
1 votes:
Everyone who thinks Kanye, Luhrman and 3D are "inappropriate" for The Great Gatsby either haven't read it or didn't understand it.
2012-05-23 11:49:33 AM  
1 votes:

InmanRoshi: I know many people believe they sound smart when they call Gatsby overrated or derivative, but please stop. You're like a mischievous child who's gotten into their mother's makeup cabinet. You believe you look worldly and adult, but to everyone else you look like a clown. It's statements like these that explain why Hollywood is pumping out 15 comic book movies a year.


I get that way whenever people say "overrated." It's an almost meaningless term that people use when they don't value something that someone else does.
2012-05-23 11:41:34 AM  
1 votes:
I know many people believe they sound smart when they call Gatsby overrated or derivative, but please stop. You're like a mischievous child who's gotten into their mother's makeup cabinet. You believe you look worldly and adult, but to everyone else you look like a clown. It's statements like these that explain why Hollywood is pumping out 15 comic book movies a year.
2012-05-23 09:28:08 AM  
1 votes:
I don't remember there being much uncontrollable angry screaming in the book. Then again I didn't even like that book and to be honest that trailer is a huge meh.
2012-05-23 09:22:59 AM  
1 votes:
Christ, that was farking terrible. Why can no one filmmaker get this story right? Every version has been a complete disaster, and I think I can safely say this might top Moulin Rouge as the worst/most obnoxious movie Luhrmann has ever made.
2012-05-23 08:43:30 AM  
1 votes:

bubbernuts: Cosmk: If anyone can name a single written work that has earned its place in the canon for its prose which was adapted to an equally admirable film, I will buy their ticket to a premiere of this.

/A Clockwork Orange has been the only contender thus far, and you won't submit a reply that comes close although I urge you to try

Lolita
/also a Kubrick fan


I like Kubrick's film, but it bears no relation, other than the title, to the book. Lolita was not an over-ripe fourteen-year-old. She was a grubby, little kid with no secondary sex characteristics, scabby knees, and holes in her sneakers. Humbart was a predator of children, and Kubrick turned him into prey.
2012-05-23 06:51:39 AM  
1 votes:
3D?

WHY?????

What could it possibly contribute to the story or the overall enjoyment of the movie?
2012-05-23 06:46:44 AM  
1 votes:

Cosmk: If anyone can name a single written work that has earned its place in the canon for its prose which was adapted to an equally admirable film, I will buy their ticket to a premiere of this.

/A Clockwork Orange has been the only contender thus far, and you won't submit a reply that comes close although I urge you to try


Man, are you stupid.

The Maltese Falcon.
The Thin Man.
The African Queen.
Psycho.
To Have and Have Not.

And that's just off the top of my head.
2012-05-23 06:37:31 AM  
1 votes:

Cosmk: If anyone can name a single written work that has earned its place in the canon for its prose which was adapted to an equally admirable film, I will buy their ticket to a premiere of this.

/A Clockwork Orange has been the only contender thus far, and you won't submit a reply that comes close although I urge you to try


Heart of Darkness became Apocalypse Now
Short Cuts
Naked Lunch
Fight Club

/I thought Goodfellas and Godfather were much better than the books they were based on.
2012-05-23 05:17:27 AM  
1 votes:
It looks visually-stunning, but having some auto-tuned drivel followed by a bad U2 cover was not, in any way, a good choice for the music.
2012-05-23 04:02:48 AM  
1 votes:

Cosmk: If anyone can name a single written work that has earned its place in the canon for its prose which was adapted to an equally admirable film, I will buy their ticket to a premiere of this.

/A Clockwork Orange has been the only contender thus far, and you won't submit a reply that comes close although I urge you to try


Fellowship of the Ring
Two Towers
Return of the King
2012-05-23 03:45:49 AM  
1 votes:

optional: I'm a sucker for the Art Deco style, even when it gets ridiculously over the top like this. Can't say I care for the music, though it's consistent with Luhrman's general style for this sort of thing. It clashes too much with the visuals (plus there's some great music from that period that I'd love to hear in a film).


I'm a big fan of art deco as well, and I think we all know what this movie needs:

oyster.ignimgs.com
2012-05-23 03:26:05 AM  
1 votes:
farking Baz Luhrman. I hate Baz Luhrman.

I'd rather see a film written by Tim Burton and directed by Kevin Smith than watch another farking train wreck by Baz Luhrman.
2012-05-23 03:24:54 AM  
1 votes:
I'm a sucker for the Art Deco style, even when it gets ridiculously over the top like this. Can't say I care for the music, though it's consistent with Luhrman's general style for this sort of thing. It clashes too much with the visuals (plus there's some great music from that period that I'd love to hear in a film).
 
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