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FILM 14 www.guestlist.net Issue 51 / 2013 The Great Gatsby Everything about The Great Gatsby is bold. It's Moulin Rougemeets-the Jazz Age, and Baz Luhrmann is the star. MAY 16th L i ke t h e b e s t o f B a z L u h r m a n n 's wo r k , T h e G r e a t G a t s by i s a l e s s o n in opulence. D e t r a c to r s of his decidedly ove r b l ow n a p p ro a c h b ewa r e : t h e r e a r e s c e n e s h e r e t h a t w i l l m a ke t h e eve n m o s t f e s ti ve m o m e n t s o f Moulin Rouge! seem funereal in c o m p a r i s o n . I t 's b e e n a l m o s t f o r t y ye a r s s i n c e t h e l a s t b i g - s c r e e n a d a p t a ti o n o f F. S c o t t F i t zg e r a l d 's c l a s s i c n ove l – a r a t h e r m i d d l i n g a f f a i r s t a r r i n g R o b e r t R e d f o rd a n d M i a Fa r row – a n d t h a n k f u l l y ti m e h a s b e e n k i n d to t h e s o u rc e m a te r i a l . F i t zg e r a l d 's fractured A m e r i c a n d r e a m i s a s r e l ev a n t to d ay a s i t wa s i n b a c k i n 1 9 2 5 , a n d i t 's h e d o n i s ti c s l a n t p rov i d e s L u h r m a n n w i t h t h e p e r f e c t exc u s e to b r e a k o u t s o m e l av i s h p a r t y sequences. Leonardo DiCaprio s t a r s a s t h e ti tl e c h a r a c te r, a n exsoldier who fell for the socially s u p e r i o r D a i s y Fay (C a r ey M u l l i g a n) w h i l e t r a i n i n g f o r Wo r l d Wa r I . Fa s t f o r w a r d to 1 9 2 2 a n d G a t s by i s n ow a m i l l i o n a i r e a n d l i v i n g n ex t d o o r to D a i s y 's s e c o n d c o u s i n N i c k C a r r away ( To b ey M a g u i r e), a f e l l ow s o l d i e r-t u r n e d - s a l e s m a n who b e c o m e s i n c r e a s i n g l y f a s c i n a te d by his mys te r i o u s n e i g h b o u r. W h i l e t h e r e m ay b e my r i a d o f ex t r a m a r i t a l a f f a i r s o n s h ow, i t i s a ro u n d t h e c e n t r a l t r ys t b e t we e n G a t s by a n d D a i s y t h a t t h e f i l m i s built. In what must be one of the m o s t we l l c a s t f i l m s o f t h e ye a r, DiCaprio and Mulligan stand out a m o n g s t t h e e n s e m b l e t h a n k s to a fier y chemistr y that qualifies the m a m m o t h r i s k s t h e i r c h a r a c te r s t a ke . L u h r m a n n w i s e l y e n s u r e s t h a t h i s v i s u a l ex t r av a g a n c e wo r k s a l o n g s i d e F i t zg e r a l d 's ex p l o r a ti o n s o f s o c i a l p o l i ti c s r a t h e r t h a n a g a i n s t , c r a f ti n g a we l l - ro u n d e d p i c t u r e t h a t wa s m o r e t h a n wo r t h t h e s i x- m o n t h d e l ay.

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