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2013-05-13 11:12:40 AM
i253.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-13 11:27:41 AM
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Might have been better with a 1920s era $100 bill?  Just sayin'.
 
2013-05-13 11:30:03 AM
The soundtrack by itself: Good
The way the soundtrack was used in the movie: *face palm*

Too much Del Rey and having black people driving in a car while playing "H to the Izzo" makes no sense.
 
2013-05-13 11:36:49 AM

StrikitRich: [cdn.shortlist.com image 570x800]
Might have been better with a 1920s era $100 bill?  Just sayin'.


Thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2013-05-13 11:40:19 AM
Robert Redford has to be spinning in his grave.
 
2013-05-13 11:46:57 AM

LegacyDL: The soundtrack by itself: Good
The way the soundtrack was used in the movie: *face palm*

Too much Del Rey and having black people driving in a car while playing "H to the Izzo" makes no sense.


I originally though using rap in TGG was a brilliant idea. here is a character who was criticized for his garish use of money that was rich but clearly had no sense of decorum. It aligned too well with rapper culture to not have rap in the movie. Unfortunately it was over used and didn't fit well.
 
2013-05-13 11:51:44 AM

theurge14: Robert Redford has to be spinning in his grave.


I don't know, Paul Newman tweeted that he liked it.
 
2013-05-13 12:01:49 PM
Oh god, I didn't even realize this was a Baz Luhrmann film.  I can't think of anyone in the industry that's even close in being up their own ass.
 
2013-05-13 12:07:18 PM
I expected to hate the movie but I left liking it very much. The music was a good idea if overdone. Overall it could have been better but it certainly wasn't bad. I wouldn't mind watching it again.

Oddly I really think it is a movie that needs to be seen on a big screen and in 3d. And I usually hate 3d.
 
2013-05-13 12:14:45 PM
Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.
 
2013-05-13 12:19:53 PM

flux: Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.


Australia
 
2013-05-13 12:20:51 PM

Carth: flux: Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.

Australia


Moulin rouge, duh
 
2013-05-13 12:42:40 PM

flux: Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.


"Baz Luhrmann Jacks-Off For 2 Hours"

/IN 3D!
 
2013-05-13 12:45:28 PM

flux: Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.


Oh, I know this one...it was that one movie with a cast of Australians playing at American accents.  No wait, that was Ridley Scott.
 
2013-05-13 12:49:45 PM

flux: Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.


Yeah, I don't know, probably Great Gatsby is only the true answer to this.

Strictly Ballroom I think played pretty straight with the music and visuals (it's been a while since I've seen that)
Romeo + Juliet was a modern re-telling, so pop music made sense. The shakespear language what the thing that was kind of messed up, time-period wise in that movie.
Moulin Rouge was a flat-out musical...while the lyrics were modern pop, the music behind the lyrics were pretty much handled in an all-over-the-map musical style.  And well, musicals are all sorts of anacronistically messed-up anyway.
I think Australia was played as a pretty straight "epic" movie...however, I've never seen it, so I can't be sure.

//I'm sort of looking forward to to seeing Gatsby when I get a chance...while I know his stuff is not everyone's cup of tea, I tend to like Luhrmann's sense of mixing up styles and genres.
 
2013-05-13 12:52:39 PM
gadgets.boingboing.net
 
2013-05-13 12:53:10 PM
the film was a spectacle and i was surprised at how well the music fit the source material. i hate everything about lana del rey from her manufactured identity down to those gross duck lips. her music makes my skin crawl. usually. but somehow the song they picked and the way they used it was just perfect. the melody has been haunting me since i left the theatre.

haters gonna hate. go watch iron man 3 again, mouthbreathers
 
2013-05-13 01:07:37 PM
Every Gatsby movie has sucked and every one ever made will always suck.

Even the novel only makes sense in terms of itself.

A bygone age, best forgotten............ and jazz music sucks.
 
2013-05-13 01:24:39 PM
Saw the movie yesterday because Iron man 3 was sold out. Was expecting shiat, but was actually decent and I enjoyed it. Somehow the music worked, could have been toned back a bit in some scenes. Leo is a good actor.
 
2013-05-13 01:39:34 PM

brap: [i253.photobucket.com image 800x600]


WELL DONE.
 
2013-05-13 01:41:54 PM
Baz gets a lot of flack for his over the top style, but there's logic and a lot of thought behind it, so it may not be everyone's cup of tea but it works if you let it. Moulin Rouge! is one of my all time favorites. I'm very eager to see Gatsby even though I disliked the book.
 
2013-05-13 01:43:01 PM

snowshovel: flux: Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.

Yeah, I don't know, probably Great Gatsby is only the true answer to this.

Strictly Ballroom I think played pretty straight with the music and visuals (it's been a while since I've seen that)
Romeo + Juliet was a modern re-telling, so pop music made sense. The shakespear language what the thing that was kind of messed up, time-period wise in that movie.
Moulin Rouge was a flat-out musical...while the lyrics were modern pop, the music behind the lyrics were pretty much handled in an all-over-the-map musical style.  And well, musicals are all sorts of anacronistically messed-up anyway.
I think Australia was played as a pretty straight "epic" movie...however, I've never seen it, so I can't be sure.

//I'm sort of looking forward to to seeing Gatsby when I get a chance...while I know his stuff is not everyone's cup of tea, I tend to like Luhrmann's sense of mixing up styles and genres.



You forgot about Romeo + Juliet
 
2013-05-13 01:47:55 PM
So how does Sally Sparrow end up in the 20's?
 
2013-05-13 01:49:25 PM

OtherLittleGuy: So how does Sally Sparrow end up in the 20's?


The Weeping Angels sent her back in time? Or was that the joke?
 
2013-05-13 01:50:40 PM
p.s. Blink is probably my favorite hour of television ever, and a large part of the reason is Carey Mulligan's performance as Sally Sparrow.
 
2013-05-13 01:53:43 PM
The terrible thing about current music being used in historical settings is it makes the audience think decent music doesn't exist from that era. Music that would fit the setting and plot beautifully.

I guess lots of people think men didn't have penises until the "jimmy" was coined and  women were just sheets of cardboard until the words "biatch" and "ho" were invented. And it is hard to vibrate a  brain stem to mush with just a ukulele.

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And no thumping bass on a Stroh violin. Besides, how the hell do you make it go "oontz oontz oontz".
 
2013-05-13 01:53:59 PM
Sometimes these 'alternate' posters are pretty cool.

This wasn't one of those times, sadly.
 
2013-05-13 01:56:06 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: StrikitRich: [cdn.shortlist.com image 570x800]
Might have been better with a 1920s era $100 bill?  Just sayin'.

Thatsthejoke.jpg


Guess I don't get the joke then, I thought it was redesigned posters for a movie that takes place in 1925 or so...

I noticed that too and came to comment on it, but it did make me curious what a 100 dollar bill looked like in 1925...

www.antiquebanknotes.com
 
2013-05-13 01:56:53 PM

The Why Not Guy: Baz gets a lot of flack for his over the top style, but there's logic and a lot of thought behind it, so it may not be everyone's cup of tea but it works if you let it. Moulin Rouge! is one of my all time favorites. I'm very eager to see Gatsby even though I disliked the book.


Well if you like his style, definitely watch it. I hardly liked the book so I didn't see it as a stone tablet source material, but I didn't like it because the depth and commentary on the economy was almost non-existent. And some cheesy deliveries of lines.
 
2013-05-13 01:57:52 PM

The Why Not Guy: OtherLittleGuy: So how does Sally Sparrow end up in the 20's?

The Weeping Angels sent her back in time? Or was that the joke?


Explain how Spider-Man got there
 
2013-05-13 02:10:46 PM

thecpt: Well if you like his style, definitely watch it. I hardly liked the book so I didn't see it as a stone tablet source material, but I didn't like it because the depth and commentary on the economy was almost non-existent. And some cheesy deliveries of lines.


I'm also very visual... I love Peter Greenaway movies because they're beautiful, even if the storytelling is sketchy or even non-existent.

I heard an interesting observation on NPR last weekend. It said that the economic aspect of the story was nullified because the poor people were portrayed as so abhorrent that audiences would never identify with them.
 
2013-05-13 02:10:52 PM
All of these alternate, minimalist, faux-vintage posters look the same to me.  Let's take a cue from Baz Luhrmann and ridic those things up a bit!  You know what I mean, blue and orange color scheme, maybe floating heads above some battle or something, overwrought tagline... the works!  I'm at work or I'd do it myself


/ Uugh Baz Luhrmann
// Uugh Leo Dicaprio
/// Uugh unnecessary 3D
 
2013-05-13 02:34:52 PM

flux: Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.


Battleship.
 
2013-05-13 02:55:44 PM

OtherLittleGuy: flux: Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.

Battleship.


He left out the Paso Doble. Otherwise, I thought it was Strictly Ballroom.
 
2013-05-13 03:10:46 PM
It was as if he filmed a 2 hour rap video and I loved every gauche minute of it.

Even taking the descriptions of "negro" mobsters in their car flew right in my Fitzgerald loving face and I just laid back and lovingly bathed in its tacky over the topness. It was both gorgeous and grotesque and I think it probably understood the source material better than any of the other adaptations that had been committed to film.
 
2013-05-13 03:20:04 PM

The Why Not Guy: thecpt: Well if you like his style, definitely watch it. I hardly liked the book so I didn't see it as a stone tablet source material, but I didn't like it because the depth and commentary on the economy was almost non-existent. And some cheesy deliveries of lines.

I'm also very visual... I love Peter Greenaway movies because they're beautiful, even if the storytelling is sketchy or even non-existent.

I heard an interesting observation on NPR last weekend. It said that the economic aspect of the story was nullified because the poor people were portrayed as so abhorrent that audiences would never identify with them.


It will be plenty stimulating for you visually.

That's an interesting idea about the poor then being relatable to common people now. None of are shoveling coal and living in squalor like back then. I was just hoping they would convey the idea that none of it was real to more than just the romance. I was actively looking for it because that's what the book was about to me, but I think bahz saw it as purely a romantic work.

Guess I just don't jive with his style, but there's definitely a market for it.
 
2013-05-13 03:26:33 PM

thecpt: The Why Not Guy: I heard an interesting observation on NPR last weekend. It said that the economic aspect of the story was nullified because the poor people were portrayed as so abhorrent that audiences would never identify with them.

That's an interesting idea about the poor then being relatable to common people now. None of are shoveling coal and living in squalor like back then. I was just hoping they would convey the idea that none of it was real to more than just the romance. I was actively looking for it because that's what the book was about to me, but I think bahz saw it as purely a romantic work.


I heard that same observation before going in to see the movie myself and made a point to really look out for it. The only "grotesques" portrayed outside of the core group were Myrtle and her friends. They aspire to hang out with the rich, poor looking in and grabbing onto what scraps Tom happens to toss their way rather than being some romanticized salt of the earth worker bees. I think someone finally nailed Myrtle as being the repugnant person that she is (but let's face it, everyone in that book is awful) and they took one of the sexiest actresses around and made her a fashionable dog.
 
2013-05-13 04:35:22 PM

Kid the Universe: the film was a spectacle and i was surprised at how well the music fit the source material. i hate everything about lana del rey from her manufactured identity down to those gross duck lips. her music makes my skin crawl. usually. but somehow the song they picked and the way they used it was just perfect. the melody has been haunting me since i left the theatre.

haters gonna hate. go watch iron man 3 again, mouthbreathers


2/10 solely for putting "haunting" and "duck lips" together in a post.
 
2013-05-13 04:57:45 PM

Kid the Universe: the film was a spectacle and i was surprised at how well the music fit the source material. i hate everything about lana del rey from her manufactured identity down to those gross duck lips. her music makes my skin crawl. usually. but somehow the song they picked and the way they used it was just perfect. the melody has been haunting me since i left the theatre.

haters gonna hate. go watch iron man 3 again, mouthbreathers


Jokes on you.  I really liked them both, and I expected to hate Gatsby and merely tolerate IM3.
 
2013-05-13 05:02:24 PM

The Downfall: snowshovel: flux: Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.

Yeah, I don't know, probably Great Gatsby is only the true answer to this.

Strictly Ballroom I think played pretty straight with the music and visuals (it's been a while since I've seen that)
Romeo + Juliet was a modern re-telling, so pop music made sense. The shakespear language what the thing that was kind of messed up, time-period wise in that movie.
Moulin Rouge was a flat-out musical...while the lyrics were modern pop, the music behind the lyrics were pretty much handled in an all-over-the-map musical style.  And well, musicals are all sorts of anacronistically messed-up anyway.
I think Australia was played as a pretty straight "epic" movie...however, I've never seen it, so I can't be sure.

//I'm sort of looking forward to to seeing Gatsby when I get a chance...while I know his stuff is not everyone's cup of tea, I tend to like Luhrmann's sense of mixing up styles and genres.


You forgot about Romeo + Juliet


No he didn't.  It was a decent movie.  Leonardo DiCaprio nailed the role of Gatsby.
 
2013-05-13 05:05:38 PM
Why mess with perfection?
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-13 05:38:14 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: I expected to hate the movie but I left liking it very much. The music was a good idea if overdone. Overall it could have been better but it certainly wasn't bad. I wouldn't mind watching it again.

Oddly I really think it is a movie that needs to be seen on a big screen and in 3d. And I usually hate 3d.


It wasn't bad... Took my wife for the Mother's Day thing. Considering that we only see 2 movies or so a year on the big screen,due to the cost, I would have rather seen Iron Man, but Gatsby wasn't bad. I don't know about 3D, but I agree that the big screen is definitely the way to see it at least once. I also enjoyed the soundtrack, but I liked Romeo and Juliet as well. I think Luhrman does a pretty good job of making the music-from-another-era thing work. I've definitely seen movies where it DIDN'T work... Whatever that Heath Ledger knight-on-a-white-charger movie was, off of the top of my head...
 
2013-05-13 05:56:05 PM

Mikey1969: Whatever that Heath Ledger knight-on-a-white-charger movie was, off of the top of my head...


A Knights Tale

I actually bought that when it came out on DVD. Although, in my defense I had a lot of disposable income at the time, and was buying up tons of DVDs. Good thing I had a lot of disposable income for pot and beer at the time too; Jesus that movie sucked hard.
 
2013-05-13 06:32:19 PM
Not this shiat again.

Every time a popular movie comes out, these fanart posters make the rounds, and they're ALWAYS THE SAME.

We get it, already!  Bright primary colors. Large typefaces. Minimalist illustrations and silhouettes.

Look, I loved the days when movie posters were artistic, painted things that were so much more than Photoshopped celebrity heads floating over an orange and dark blue background, but do we really need these same poster Photoshop contest entries to pop up every couple weeks?

There are so many people out there with artistic skills who waste them making their versions of other people's creations. I just hate to the talent go to waste in this sort of graphic arts nowhere-land.
 
2013-05-13 06:44:49 PM
Saw it this weekend with my mom and sister. Mom hated it, I was lukewarm on it.

I liked the visuals, thought the 3D worked well, the acting was superb, but there was something missing. The movie ignores a complexity that ties it all together.

I always got the "Great" as a bit of a snarky reference. Gatsby cheated to get to the top, he was a farking criminal, no different than Al Capone and the movie just glosses over that minor fact. Daisy wasn't his one true love, she was his prize nothing more.
 
2013-05-13 08:42:25 PM

shut_it_down: All of these alternate, minimalist, faux-vintage posters look the same to me.  Let's take a cue from Baz Luhrmann and ridic those things up a bit!  You know what I mean, blue and orange color scheme, maybe floating heads above some battle or something, overwrought tagline... the works!  I'm at work or I'd do it myself


/ Uugh Baz Luhrmann
// Uugh Leo Dicaprio
/// Uugh unnecessary 3D


I'd watch it if you create it. Hell, snag John Clesse as one of the floating heads and we have a Harry Potter crossover role, lol!
 
2013-05-14 05:14:33 AM

theurge14: flux: Here's a fun game.

Name the Baz Luhrmann film: Against a backdrop of lavish parties and shifting cultural mores set to an anachronistic soundtrack of contemporary pop, two star-crossed lovers find themselves involved in a romance they must hide from the world. Caught between love and circumstances, their forbidden love leads them to tragedy, and ultimately death in a visually-stunning and fast-paced cinematic free-for-all.

Oh, I know this one...it was that one movie with a cast of Australians playing at American accents.  No wait, that was Ridley Scott.


You're both wrong. That was Eyes Wide Shut.
 
2013-05-14 05:19:23 AM

StrikitRich: [cdn.shortlist.com image 570x800]
Might have been better with a 1920s era $100 bill?  Just sayin'.


That jarred me for a minute too, but I bet if you or I went to make a poster of a five-pound sterling note, we'd use a contemporary one too. The US isn't the entire world.
 
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