Well you could never accuse Baz Luhrmann of lacking a sense of scale, could you? Here’s the trailer for his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, in which a tale of the debauchery of 1920s New York society is given a thoroughly modern sheen. Leonardo DiCaprio takes the enigmatic title role, with Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway.
Now, even though early critical reactions have been a little sniffy, even though this is a film project that Robert Redford said he would not undertake again, given the chance (he played Gatsby in 1974), and even though the source material is rightly considered one of the greatest novels ever written, I’m going to foolishly go out on a limb here and say that looks rather good.
Who’s with me?