Finally, after a very long wait, Baz Luhrmann released The Great Gatsby trailer last night:
Who else is excited about another stunning film production from Bazmark Films? I know he often is criticized for how he kicks established stories (see Romeo + Juliet) up a notch, but I have always loved his sets, his costuming (done by his wife Catherine Martin), and that he continues to make films that have you leave the theater exhilarated (with a side of tears, a la Moulin Rouge). I agree that Luhrmann often creates trailers that are what ADHD cases can only dream of, and his soundtrack can frequently leave something to be desired... but didn't we feel that way about Romeo + Juliet when it first came out? And now it is considered a classic adaptation? Also, if you notice in the trailer, he (or his crew) misspelled Ziegfeld Follies. WHOOPS.
The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, and Tobey Maguire. Here is a short sketch of some of the main cast in the story:
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby
Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan
Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson
Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway
Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan
Callan McAuliffe as Young Jay Gatsby
Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker
Amitabh Bachchan as Meyer Wolfsheim
Jason Clarke as George Wilson
...The estimated budget for the film is at $127,000,000. We have had a lot of records broken in the past few years (hello Avengers!), and I would assume that the cast and Luhrmann will be a box office draw. Especially us ladies!
Here is my bottom line for The Great Gatsby. I will likely go, not to see if the film follows the story, but if he really captures the essence of the period - excess. What is so timely, is that so many Spring trends touch on looks of that period: Art Deco decor, blush+beige worn together, pastels, florals, lace, pleats, over-the-top decorative accessories... The Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 collection was all about the Art Deco trend... as were portions of Etro's collection.
Ralph Lauren show:
Etro show (two looks):
Are you going to go see The Great Gatsby?