Baz Luhrmann certainly has a knack for spectacular music and equally spectacular visuals. From Moulin Rouge to his adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Luhrmann has never sold anything short and put out more than a 110% in his movies. Now the first trailer for Luhrmann’s big-screen adaptation The Great Gatsby has arrived, and while it capture’s spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel visually, the music queues can come into question.
Watch the trailer here below.
But it’s not like the music can bring the film down, not with a cast that consists of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carrie Mulligan, Isla Fisher, and Joel Edgerton. A lot of the bright lights, fashion, and set pieces are something you would expect to see in a Luhrmann film.
I would have loved to see a tease of a 1920s America in 3D, unfortunately we do not get to see any of the 3D effects at work since this is a 2D trailer. You can find the trailer in HD on Apple.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Great Gatsby:
From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. “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.