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From “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack
Glamour. Romance. Passion…
Bas Luhrmann does not hide in the newest adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved American novel. The Great Gatsby is not shy of drama, illuminated by Luhrmann’s charismatic style. His hyperbolic depiction of the 1920s will leave audiences wishing they were a part of the era, as he dazzles Fitzgerald’s subtle imagery with jazz and beauty.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the enigmatic young Gatsby whose ultimate goal is to impress the young, adoring Daisy. Carey Mulligan lends herself well to the role, donning an American accent and air that captures Daisy’s flirtatious nature. Tobey Maguire’s portrayal of Nick Carraway stays true to Fitzgerald’s image of the outsider caught up in a circle of secrets. The cast perform the roles with an elegance that is true to Fitzgerald’s characters and Luhrmann’s exuberant understanding of them.
The film is brought to life with a whirlwind soundtrack which adds vibrancy to the scenes. Jay-Z’s ‘No Church In The Wild’ has graced the trailer and our radios, and despite its juxtaposed relevance to the 1920s, Luhrmann cleverly interprets an age of modernity and culture that is brought together by his cinematography and soundtrack.
If you like sparkles, sophistication and splendour then The Great Gatsby will become a favourite of yours. Fitzgerald’s novel equals in beauty and depth. Luhrmann’s adaptation, though largely more exaggerated than the novel’s intention, explores the glitz of parties and lost romance. The vibrant and up-tempo life of the Jazz Age is revealed.
Film Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaBVLhcHcc0