I love Baz Luhrmann. Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge are two of my favorite films. So of course I was excited to see his version of The Great Gatsby.
I loved the book, but I knew that he would make it into something grander and more over the top. The story was told in a rather dry, disconnected way in the book (in my opinion) but the movie was filled to the brim with emotion. Baz Luhrmann movies are always full of romance and passion :D
As for the soundtrack…well, I’ve got mixed feelings. They did get across the feels of the story quite well, but is Jay-Z grunting “$100 Bill” really a good representation of the Jazz Age? Not really, but it did express what was going on in the story at the moment. They decided to use modern music to give the film a contemporary spin. And you know what, I approve! I loved the soundtrack!
I reeeeally thought Leonardo DiCaprio did a perfect job depicting the character. Better than in the original movie. He seemed to BE Gatsby. He expressed those emotions so well, I really wanted to cry.
This was one of those movies I would see in the theater again…and one I’d buy when it goes on DVD. Loved it!
AND THE COSTUMES KICKED MAJOR ASS!
I’ve got a date on Friday :D
That’s right, I’m seeing Star Trek with a hot guy—and he’s told me he wants to pay. That’s great because I hate spending money! Life is good.
You know how it is, right, ladies? You know a guy for a while. You hang out with him. You do fun things with him—play video games, watch movies, go hiking, go to concerts. You invite him to your parties. You listen to his problems. You do all this because you think he wants to be your friend.