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PostSubject: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:38 am

Despite the fact he's only directed 4 films since 1992, Baz Luhrmann's films have captured the hearts and imagination of cinemagoers the world over. Strictly Ballroom was his debut that became an international hit, his rendition of Romeo + Juliet (1996) brought Shakespeare into the 1990's, then he brought the musical kicking and screaming into the 21st Century with Moulin Rouge! (2001), his biggest hit. Then he made his romantic epic Australia (2008), which was "his Gone With The Wind". Now, Baz is turning to a literary classic for his next film. He's taking on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, which Baz is calling "his most personal film", and he's the right man to do it too!!

It focuses on the lives of a group of rich socialites on Long Island. Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is drawn into the lavish lifestyle of his rich neighbour Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Nick's second cousin Daisy Buchanan (Amanda Seyfried). Though drawn into this right lifestyle, Nick soon learns the unhappiness of it.

Baz is perfect for this, and he's got a good cast for this, it's good to see him work with Leo again, and Tobey Maguire is always welcome. (He and Leo have been friends for years). But, Baz has also got A.R. Rahman to compose the film's score too!! After a little bit of uncertainty, Baz has got the money together for The Great Gatsby!! Very Happy Warner Bros. have got the rights, Filming starts shooting in Sydney, Australia in August for 17 weeks, followed by 30 weeks of post-production!! Surprised Oh, and it's being filmed in 3D.



It's great to see Baz Luhrmann back doing films, and he's chosen a good one. He's a good director with a good visual eye, and Australia showed a new side to him, less zany than Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge! Something epic and emotional, lavish and awe-inspiring. He had planned an Alexander The Great film, only to be beaten by Oliver Stone, which would have used the same epic sensibilities Australia would have had. Either way, Leonardo DiCaprio is going to be very busy this year, first Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, then this. The Great Gatsby has been adapted before, but Baz will do it justice!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:58 am

Sounds good. I like Lurhmann and Leo a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:17 pm

I knew this would be up your street!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:27 pm

Ben Affleck up the role of Tom Buchanan??
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:29 am

Isla Fisher joins the cast as Myrtle Wilson, Ben Affleck turns the film down...
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Wed May 18, 2011 6:24 pm

Joel Edgerton (Uncle Lars in the Star Wars Prequels, Kinky Boots (2005) and The Thing (2011)) has joined up as Tom Buchanan.
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:12 pm

Carey Mulligan talks about The Great Gatsby!!
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:13 am

G'day!! Here's Baz and the cast at Fox Studios Australia in a nice car!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:17 am

More cast join up!!
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:54 am

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan joins The Great Gatsby as Jewish gambler Meyer Wolfsheim!! Surprised

An Indian as a Jew!? Who would have guessed it!! Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:00 pm







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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:54 am

Leo's looking quite swanky there.


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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:20 am

I like the costumes they had in the 1920's.
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:43 am

More set photos!!
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Wed May 23, 2012 11:04 am

TRAILER!!



It looks like what Baz did for 19th Century Paris in Moulin Rouge, he's going to do for 1920's New York. Cool It looks brilliant though, but will 3D add anything to it??
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:06 am

Warner Bros. push the film back to June 2013, to allow Baz more time to fine tune it... No

Pity, I wanted to see who won on the Leo Vs. Leo showdown on Christmas Day as well. No Then again, it's going to be a pretty packed Christmas with Django Unchained, The Hobbit and Les Mis.
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PostSubject: Re: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby   Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:51 am

Baz Luhrmann wants money to finish The Great Gatsby, and do some reshoots, but Warner Bros. have said no... :sad:

Aww!! Give him the money, you lot are loaded!!
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