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The Great Gatsby

28/05/2012

The Great Gatsby… what can be said about this iconic book?  Its listed as one of the “great American novels” and yet has been banned from countless libraries across the world.

I truly feel that this is a movie that has been a very long time coming.  I cannot think of a better person to play Jay Gatsby than Leonardo DiCaprio even if I am a bit concerned about Nick Carraway being played by Toby Mcguire.  I am also ridiculously excited for Baz Luhrmann to be directing the film.  He did amazing work on Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom.  I just really feel that this mix of cast and director has a real chance to pull it off well.

Is it bad that I secretly want this movie to be really really really bad?  Like the kind of iconic bad that makes it good again so that nobody will EVER try to remake it? I ask this because I am afraid that if it is too good people will think that remaking classic books like this is a good idea.

What do you all think about this film?

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