Time to take a trip back a few decades…. well, more than a few. That is, back to the 1920’s, and tackling the 2013 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s quintessential classic The Great Gatsby. That’s right, Baz Luhrman’s glitzy adaptation full of colour, great shots, and a kick-ass soundtrack to boot.
This version of Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novella (not to be confused with the 1974 snooze fest-we’ll talk about it) is packing some major star power in the form of Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as narrator Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as doe-eyed, Marilyn Monroe-voiced Daisy Buchanan. And that’s just the top billed cast. The film is teeming with 1920’s prohibition glam, beautiful mansions and shady back door dealings.
If it’s been a minute since you’ve watched Leo reaching towards the green light, come along for the ride with us. We’re picking apart this criminally underrated film, ignoring critic ratings per usual. Join us, Old Sport.
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