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Baz Luhrmann delivers a new trailer for his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” (the third trailer, from my count, though I could be off by one or two or a dozen). It’s as good as the previous ones. That is, if you liked the previous ones. If you didn’t, well, then it’s probably, you know, not as good.
I’m guessing it’ll do pretty solid business, though it probably won’t be a big hit. It’s not like kids these days have read “The Great Gatsby”, from which the movie is based on, or even know who F. Scott Fitzgerald is, after all. No glittering vampires and the like in this tale, though I could definitely see how vampires and shirtless werewolves could lighten up Gatsby’s lavish parties…
“The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
“Gatsby” stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, and Amitabh Bachchan.
Arriving ceaselessly into theaters this May 10th, 2013.
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