Baz Luhrmann directs the adaptation to a timeless classic
The much anticipated official trailer for the “Great Gatsby” is finally out. Oscar-nominee Baz Luhrmann is directing the film adaptation of the timeless novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film is comprised of an all-star cast Leonardo Di Caprio (who has worked with Luhrmann in past), Tobey McGuire, Carey Mulligen as well as many other movie favorites.
Luhrmann, formerly directed “Moulin Rouge,” “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” and “Australia,” is known for his unique visuals and use of vibrant color in his films. The Gatsby trailer doesn’t fail to recreate Luhrmann’s visual styling.
The trailer features Jay Z and Kanye West’s song “No Church in the Wild” which was an unexpected surprise to many, but classic Luhrmann anachronistic style. In Moulin Rouge, songs from various artists that transcended different decades and genres, from Julie Andrews to Nirvana, were used.
Another surprise is that the film will be featured in 3-D. The classic novel doesn’t exactly scream ‘Blockbuster film’ but with Baz Luhrmann’s visual intent and styling, it most likely will gain box office success like his other films.
The trailer features party scenes with flapper girls dancing, bottles popping, along with the effervescent air of glamour and prosperity of what the Roaring ‘20s had to offer.
According to Screenrant, “Luhmann’s intention was to paint a portrait of Bohemian-era Paris that would resonate with contemporary audiences…Luhrmann’s film will offer a sensationalized portrayal that makes it easier for modern-day moviegoers.”
The Gatsby trailer brings back nostalgia of reading the timeless classic. Anticipation for the films debut is sure to bring back the heartbreaking pang we all felt for the tragic Jay Gatsby.