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2012-08-06 09:36:08 PM
Oh thank god. For a second I thought F. Scott Fitzgerald had died.
 
2012-08-06 09:36:36 PM
BAZ Luhrmann's much-anticipated movie "The Great Gatsby" will not be released this Christmas.

Anticipated by whom? Did I slip into a parallel universe or something? This sounds like the plot to an episode of Entourage.
 
2012-08-06 09:38:09 PM
Bummer. I was hoping to watch it on Xmas this year back-to-back w/Django Unchained. Kinda breaks up my Leopalooza, but I'm sure I'll survive.
 
2012-08-06 09:39:28 PM
The book was boring as f*ck. Even a perfect adaptation of the book would be an endurance test to watch... and 3D? Really?
 
2012-08-06 09:39:46 PM
Who the fark is going to see this in 3D?

It's like I can reach out and touch the childishness of the characters.
 
2012-08-06 09:41:28 PM

Martstar: Bummer. I was hoping to watch it on Xmas this year back-to-back w/Django Unchained. Kinda breaks up my Leopalooza, but I'm sure I'll survive.


Django looks pretty cool. I can't wait to hear the music he puts to it.
 
2012-08-06 09:45:38 PM
They must be worried about competing with Les Miserables. That's the only X-mas release I can see with a crossover audience.
 
2012-08-06 09:47:50 PM
I'll be at the midnight showing, in my T.J. Eckleburg glasses and Robert Redford inspired old timey swimsuit.
 
2012-08-06 09:51:56 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oh thank god. For a second I thought F. Scott Fitzgerald had died.


Again.
 
2012-08-06 09:57:14 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oh thank god. For a second I thought F. Scott Fitzgerald had died.


I thought Baz Luhrman died.
 
2012-08-06 09:58:39 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'll be at the midnight showing, in my T.J. Eckleburg glasses and Robert Redford inspired old timey swimsuit.


And I will dress like Sam Waterson. Simple grey suit with a grimace or coy smile.
 
2012-08-06 10:03:38 PM
In a world where no one called for a remake in a format no one cared about.
 
2012-08-06 10:03:43 PM
Oh good, I thought Gatsby died
 
2012-08-06 10:07:36 PM
Does this really represent the average moviegoer?:

"Welp, I wanted to see that movie but since this is the month of September, October, or November I am just unable to. I only see movies to celebrate Jesus's birthday and to get out of 100 degree heat (even though I have air conditioning)."
 
2012-08-06 10:08:02 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oh thank god. For a second I thought F. Scott Fitzgerald Robert Redford had died.


What? I don't know of any other Gatsby.
 
2012-08-06 10:09:13 PM
I think we'll all be just fine, thank you.
 
2012-08-06 10:17:27 PM

browntimmy: Does this really represent the average moviegoer?:

It more represents when people generally have free time and there aren't many competing avenues for their attention. During summer the kids are running about with nothing to do. Fall you lose a lot of families to weekend sports, both those of their children and those on TV. Christmas leaves a lot of non-Christians without anything to do, and a good percentage of people celebrating have a tradition of an afternoon movie.

It's not that the average moviegoer won't see something they want to if it's not released perfectly on their day off, but there are factors that work against a successful movie release, depending on when it premieres. There are always outliers though. I believe Titanic racked up its billion because it released in the winter and had no competition.
 
2012-08-06 10:20:36 PM
Aw man!

/teaching Gatsby this year
 
2012-08-06 10:22:08 PM
I thought his was to be directed by Scorsese and starring Vincent Chase?

Stopped watching entourage years ago
 
2012-08-06 10:28:05 PM
Somehow, Luhrman managed to make the movie version of The Great Gatsby even less appealing than the book.
 
2012-08-06 10:41:25 PM
You scared me, subby. I thought Robert Redford had died.
 
2012-08-06 10:41:55 PM

Hobo Jr.: Martstar: Bummer. I was hoping to watch it on Xmas this year back-to-back w/Django Unchained. Kinda breaks up my Leopalooza, but I'm sure I'll survive.

Django looks pretty cool. I can't wait to hear the music he puts to it.


I'm hoping for Gypsy jazz Van Halen covers, but that's probably just the literalist in me.
 
2012-08-06 10:43:18 PM

tudorgurl: Aw man!

/teaching Gatsby this year


Speaking on behalf of your students please stop.

Have them read Brave New World instead.

Or better yet, Stranger in a Strange Land.
 
2012-08-06 10:44:18 PM

Martstar: Hobo Jr.: Martstar: Bummer. I was hoping to watch it on Xmas this year back-to-back w/Django Unchained. Kinda breaks up my Leopalooza, but I'm sure I'll survive.

Django looks pretty cool. I can't wait to hear the music he puts to it.

I'm hoping for Gypsy jazz Van Halen covers, but that's probably just the literalist in me.


I think I just came a little bit.
 
2012-08-06 10:44:58 PM
In an alternate, better universe F. Scott Fitzgerald is a virtual unknown and kids can't wait to read P.G. Wodehouse in high school.

/and the Bronte biatches died in infancy
 
2012-08-06 11:03:19 PM
That probably means we're going to see bins full of Gatsby fashions showing up soon. The container ships full of Daisy and Jordan outfits have to go somewhere.

// Maybe they'll go to the same places that got the Patriot's 19-0 jerseys.
 
2012-08-06 11:10:03 PM
God I loved that farking book. I read it three times in a row. I have a copy somewhere, might have lost it or gave it away though.
 
2012-08-06 11:15:13 PM
In an alternate, better universe F. Scott Fitzgerald is a virtual unknown and kids can't wait to read P.G. Wodehouse in high school

THIS.
 
2012-08-06 11:18:52 PM

Kanemano: I thought his was to be directed by Scorsese and starring Vincent Chase?

Stopped watching entourage years ago


Great News! Vince is gonna do the movie!

*rap music and tits*
 
2012-08-06 11:39:33 PM
Not just getting bumped 6 months, but out of Oscar season -- it must really be terrible.
 
2012-08-06 11:40:22 PM

Hobo Jr.: Who the fark is going to see this in 3D?

It's like I can reach out and touch the childishness of the characters.


It might b worth it to feel like you're being leered at by T.J. Eckleburg.

Shazam999: God I loved that farking book. I read it three times in a row. I have a copy somewhere, might have lost it or gave it away though.


It's public domain. I have a copy on my phone (honestly still surprised that I can say that).
 
2012-08-06 11:45:50 PM

UNC_Samurai: In an alternate, better universe F. Scott Fitzgerald is a virtual unknown and kids can't wait to read P.G. Wodehouse in high school.

/and the Bronte biatches died in infancy


My gf reads the Bronte' biatches. Better than twilight.
 
2012-08-06 11:58:00 PM
I liked Gatsby, Old Sport
 
2012-08-07 12:04:52 AM
If y'all are planning to see the movie next summer, do us all a favour and wear sunscreen.
 
2012-08-07 12:11:15 AM

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oh thank god. For a second I thought F. Scott Fitzgerald Robert Redford had died.

What? I don't know of any other Gatsby.


Gatsby is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald. Really.

/but yeah, I thought it was RR dying, too.
//I farking hate that book, and I had to read and watch it once in high school and once in college. I wrote a paper on the similarities between Gatsby and Fitz and got an A on it. Hated the subject so much that I threw the graded paper away, which is the only paper from college that I didn't keep.
 
2012-08-07 01:07:48 AM
Noisy, overdone, glitzy, distracting, brassy, busy, bossy, florid, self-absorbed, self-aggrandizing.

All these words describe the movie, at least based on the trailer I saw. NONE of them describe the book.

Nice casting, though. I'd watch it for that alone.

The 1974 version, from what little I remember, was pretty true to the text, indicating that maybe the text wouldn't actually make a very good film. Redford was a crushing bore in it. He didn't look even remotely interested in it. Been a while, though. Maybe it was better than I remember.

I did like the book a lot better the second time 'round, when I didn't have a vulture of a professor perched on my shoulder expecting a tidy little thesis about it. God that guy was a twit. By the time he got done with me, I hated everything there was to hate about 20th century American literature.

/sorry
//Lit nerd. We're the answer to the question no one asked.
 
2012-08-07 01:29:49 AM

Arkanaut: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oh thank god. For a second I thought F. Scott Fitzgerald had died.

I thought Baz Luhrman died.


I'm not that lucky.
 
2012-08-07 01:36:10 AM
Translation: The studio saw a rough cut, hated it, and demanded re-shoots and re-edits.
 
2012-08-07 02:16:02 AM
I don't care. Movie looks insanely amazing. I'll gladly wait for it to be finished up. Better late and done right than early and crap.
 
2012-08-07 02:45:16 AM

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oh thank god. For a second I thought F. Scott Fitzgerald Robert Redford had died.

What? I don't know of any other Gatsby.


Alan Ladd played Gatsby in 1949. Haven't seen it, but according to Time Out Film Guide, he was "so much more convincing as a man with a dark and mysterious past than one-dimensional glamour puss Robert Redford." Time Out also describes the earlier film as "less a 20's costume drama than a 40's film noir. Could be worth checking out.

peasandcarrots: Noisy, overdone, glitzy, distracting, brassy, busy, bossy, florid, self-absorbed, self-aggrandizing.

All these words describe the movie, at least based on the trailer I saw. NONE of them describe the book.

Nice casting, though. I'd watch it for that alone.


Those adjectives pretty much describe all of Luhrman's work to date. I will still watch it for Carey Mulligan, and to gripe about or be pleasantly surprised by what they've done to Fitzgerald's story. But I will watch it in 2-D (my guess is that the studio delayed the film because it knows that 3-D has gone from Saviour of Cinema to Box-Office Poison in record time).

TFA: But mid-2013 is not exactly a cinematic desert, with titles including sequels to "Iron Man", "Star Trek", "Monsters Inc", "300", another "Superman" reboot and Gore Verbinski's "Lone Ranger".

On the contrary, I think that's a nearly perfect description of a cinematic desert right there!

Finally, a pet peeve: Other big movies appearing towards the end of the year include Peter Jackson's first "The Hobbit" film...

Every college freshman knows that you omit definite articles from titles of works whenever not doing so will result in an ungrammatical sentence. It should read, "Peter Jackson's first Hobbit film"--after all, you don't read a The New York Times editorial, do you?
 
2012-08-07 03:19:51 AM
I took some strong edibles the night I saw the Gatsby trailer. If its anything like what I experienced, I will be pleased.
 
2012-08-07 05:49:12 AM
It always upset me they were releasing a movie set entirely in the summertime 4 days after winter began. I'm glad they moved it.
 
2012-08-07 06:22:59 AM
I have read Gatsby twice, and still don't understand its legendary standing. Not hatin', just sayin'.
 
2012-08-07 08:39:33 AM
So how long do I have to wait to not go see this?
 
2012-08-07 09:34:10 AM

Bathysphere: I took some strong edibles the night I saw the Gatsby trailer. If its anything like what I experienced, I will be pleased.


I was one of those "3D? WTF?" people too. Then I saw the trailer. I sat there just immersed in this hugely saturated richness that seemed to make me feel that real life could never look that awesome. The way Carey Mulligan was framed entirely by those hydrangeas for instance blew my mind. Also, not afraid to admit, but I like Luhrmann. Yeah, he could've toned it down in the first half of Moulin Rouge to ease the suffering of the epileptics (but you can argue that it was intentional by the story telling theme/framing) but man I don't think I've ever left a theater after having watched one of his movies without liking aspects of it if not the entirety of it. I think if there was any director who could put a new lens on this tired work of fiction it would have been him. And keep in mind, I actually like The Great Gatsby, however I didn't like the Redford movie. It was like a bunch of actors got together and just did a dramatic table reading. The book is about the corruption of money and the excesses that come with it. The trailer for the new one, I think, blew those themes out of the water.
 
2012-08-07 12:45:43 PM
With Les and this movie, it would have its hat handed to it on Christmas - only 4 more months til:
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2012-08-07 06:42:13 PM

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Oh thank god. For a second I thought F. Scott Fitzgerald Robert Redford had died.

What? I don't know of any other Gatsby.


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