An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.Written by
According to Tom Breen, owner of property Breenhold in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales where much of the filming took place, on the first day of shooting it was a beautiful spring day, but as they were filming the scene where a nervous Gatsby has Nick Carroway invite Daisy over for tea, the crew purchased 100,000 liters of water to create the down-pour seen in the film. Breen claims that director Baz Luhrmann had hired a weather guru who got it totally wrong, as after this it rained for the next three days. See more »
While Gatsby and Nick drive to lunch, Gatsby's is telling a story. In further shots, however, his mouth is not moving. See more »
In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice. "Always try to see the best in people," he would say. As a consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgements. But even I have a limit.
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Jay Gatsby's flower symbol is shown throughout the credits with different letters in place of the 'JG'. The 3rd to last flower, preceding the music section, has 'JZ' in it (an homage to the film's soundtrack producer Jay-Z. The last flower has the movie's traditional 'JG' in it. See more »
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
Written by GoonRock (as David Listenbee), Jordan Orvash, MoZella (as Maureen Ann McDonald), Francesca Richard, Andre Smith, Fergie (as Stacy Ferguson), Alexander Scott, Andrea Martin, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed).
Published by GoonRock Music/Chebra Music, administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Australia/(c) 2013 Mo Zella Mo Music, Verses of Style Publishing BMI/Notting Hill Music administered by Universal Music Publishing Australia, Dre Kroon Music, Headphone Junkie Publishing (ASCAP), EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Limited, God's Cryin' Publishing/ Sony ATV Music Publishing (ASCAP), Songs Music Publishing LLC, Songs of SMP / U Betta Like My Music (ASCAP)
Produced by GoonRock (as GoonRock)
Performed by Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock (as GoonRock) Q-Tip appears courtesy of G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings GoonRock (as Goonrock) appears courtesy of Goonrock Music
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Stop being pretentious and enjoy a decent film.
After seeing this film I was more than a little disgusted to see so many negative reviews. The main problem with this film I find is in the first 20-30 minutes, a common problem I spy in Luhrman films that should by no means define an entire film. Giving away nothing the film begins at a brisk and overly flamboyant pace but after a bit it hits what I like to call "Baz's golden point", slows to absolute perfection. That first half hour will leave more than a few shaking their heads, but power through it and you will find The Great Gatsby in all its glory. Luhrman stays as true to the source as he can and Dicaprio gives yet another glorious performance. If I'm going to be honest I think a lot of the negative reviews coming in are due to the "classic" status of the book, people want to act like the hours of school discussions should make this film less fanciful and serious 100 percent of the time. Thing is we have that version twice over in the 1974 & 2000 adaption. Gatsby 2013 is beautiful, over the top, heart wrenching, and thoroughly enjoyable flick that I shall always highly recommend.
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