I didn't even realize the music in the trailer was hip-hop, but I like it and think it suits the mood well. Not sure about it being used in the film but, like anything else, it could be done either well or badly. Really like the art-deco style of the trailer. Whatever else this film is, the visuals should be wonderful; if the trailer's any indication, a great candidate for an Art Direction academy award.
A Superior Spider-Manre:the hip-hop: Surprised no one mentioned this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291928/
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Just awesome like thatWith an incredibly stupid justification for it, too.
Dan Fellman, President of domestic distribution for Warner Bros, stated, "Based on what we've seen, Baz Luhramann's incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more. It truly brings Fitzgerald's American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exciting way. We thing moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible."IT'S CHRISTMAS, YOU IDIOT! PEOPLE ARE OUT OF SCHOOL WHEN CHRISTMAS HAPPENS! PEOPLE WILL LIKELY GO SEE IT IN THAT WEEKEND BECAUSE WINTER IS BORING AND THE ONLY THING TO DO THEN IS GO TO THE MOVIES!!! ...ahem.
edited 6th Aug '12 5:51:57 PM by 0dd1
Just awesome like thatI really want to slap some sense into WB right now. Of course, I guess this does mean I can go to see it on its opening day now?
That's pretty clearly an excuse. Most likely explanation is they're facing other delays they'd prefer not to talk about.
Just awesome like thatAll I know is that if this film tanks (assuming the movie turns out good, which it looks like it will be), they have no one to blame but themselves.
ExcalibuuuuuuurDamn, I was looking forward to see this on Christmas. Guess that means more room for Django. Releasing The Great Gatsby next summer though seems like a really dumb idea. Fall/Winter (i.e. it's original release date) is the better time to release love story than the middle of Summer Block Buster season.
edited 8th Aug '12 8:27:51 AM by Lionheart0
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'That guy'Its simple, they want to put all their marketing money and focus for that period into The Hobbit. You know, the one that will make them a Billion dollars. Other than Man of Steel has Warner's got anything else out next summer? Makes sense to pad that out. If it was dumped in January - April or September to November. Then you could panic and freak out.
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ExcalibuuuuuuurHunger Games had massive legs and it came out in March.
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Pirate AND writer!Yeah, but people had been going nuts over that for months, if not years.
Just awesome like thatWhereas most people only know The Great Gatsby because they were forced to read it in high school. THE EYES OF DR. TJ ECKLEBURG, THEY'RE THE EYES OF GOD!!!!
Tolkien freak@0dd1: I saw the Mia Farrow version last year in my English class. I'm hoping they play "I'll See You In C-U-B-A", or something by Irving Berlin or George Gershwin in this version. Then again, it's Baz Luhrmann, so probably not. "You can fool me, but you can't fool God!''
edited 15th Aug '12 11:23:51 PM by MorwenEdhelwen
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This interests me. Going by the trailers, I do like the style they're going for but remain to be convinced when it comes to Tobey Maguire as Nick. I think DiCaprio can pull it off, though, and I love me some Carey Mulligan too.
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It amuses me that about forty years have transpired since the last version and everybody is still miscast.
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Just awesome like thatYeah, I still don't see DiCaprio as Gatsby. I always pictured him as someone who looks and sounds very pretentiously posh. I have no doubt that he will turn in a great performance, but whether it's a fitting one remains to be seen. I can buy Tobey as Nick, though; in fact, he seems perfect to me.
Conceptually FrameworkedAh.... Well my opinion is that Di Caprio will be better in his role than Tobey. Tobey's an alright actor, but I didn't picture Nick as quite the idealist Tobey usually plays. I would say Tobey is both too plain and too literally wide-eyed, but that sounds mean so I'll settle for saying I have yet to see him play a really normal guy.
edited 28th Dec '12 2:23:29 AM by UltimatelySubjective
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Just awesome like thatI'm just thinking mostly in terms of how I imagine the character to look and sound, to be honest. Nick is very much against Tobey's type, but I've always generally pictured Nick to look somewhat similar to him. I do agree with you that Nick is a very pessimistic character, or at least not optimistic, but I don't know if that'd be too much of a challenge. I'm curious, has it ever been announced who's playing George?
Nice GuyHonestly, I'm pretty psyched about this. If Di Caprio brings what he brought to The Aviator and Shutter Island, Tobey Maguire brings his usual wide-eyed, nondescript, great-to-bounce-other-better-actors-off-of self with a bit of the range he showed in Brothers, and Baz Luhrman... is Baz Luhrman, then this is going to be good. Although I am worried about Carey Mulligan starting to be typecast as a Broken Bird. Re: Nick: If I remember right, I got the impression that Nick-the-narrator was a pessimist describing events that happened when he was still something of an optimist.
edited 29th Dec '12 1:33:20 AM by KyleJacobs
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Just awesome like thatSounds about right to me. Either way, he's a pretty blank slate of a character, more of a plot device or audience surrogate than anything, and for some reason I see Tobey doing that well
edited 29th Dec '12 5:05:35 PM by 0dd1
Team Edward James OlmosI am excited to see Carey Mulligan in pretty much anything, and judging from the trailer I think she'll be perfect in this. I'm still not sure how I feel about Leo—could be great, could be weird—but Tobey Mcguire is pretty much never a good casting choice in my book. As other posters have pointed out, he's got this dopey, wide-eyed "DURR I'M IN A FILM" look on his face all the time. Then again, that might work for Nick. We shall see. And then there's the director. Baz Luhrmann intrigues me in a train-wreck sort of way—loud, flashy, hectic, full of smash-cuts and what-the-sweet-hell-is-going-on. I kind of loved his Romeo and Juliet adaptation mainly because of how balls-to-the-wall audacious it was—every choice he made was calculated and far-too-clever-for-its-own-good but it just WORKED. The theatre scholar in me wanted to scream but I couldn't help but sneakily like it. (I couldn't stand Moulin Rouge! though—somehow my disgusted fascination turned to pure loathing pretty much instantly.) On the other (third?) hand, Luhrmann's signature style of loud-flash-hectic seems like it works for this story. WE SHALL SEE.
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Pirate AND writer!Jay-Z is composing the score. Yes, the score. I...I just...-facepalms- Look, Baz, I'm somewhat okay with your bizarre gimmick of having modern music in place of period-appropriate stuff, but a whole score? Really?
edited 31st Dec '12 7:27:17 PM by Mort08
Just awesome like that... ... ... I—*head explodes from the illogicity* ...
I'm going to be cautiously optimistic about it still. Maybe it'll be tasteful and not overly anachronistic like Baz seems to have a love affair with. But, then, this is the same director who had Romeo and Juliet's wedding scored with freaking "When Doves Cry".
edited 31st Dec '12 7:40:09 PM by 0dd1
Gˇberit NorlingEhhh I feel like a hip-hop type of vibe is perfect for this film, so I don't really see why you guys are taking it that way.
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