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The Great Gatsby Trailer: VIDEO


Here's the new trailer for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. BARF. Overwrought schlock.

    Posted by: Nils | Dec 19, 2012 10:47:42 PM

  2. yes. omg yes. love love love.

    Posted by: jim | Dec 19, 2012 10:57:36 PM

  3. At least, Baz doesn't have the cast singing contemporary songs!

    Carey Mulligan doesn't look right for Daisy. In the trailer, she seems to be moping and posing.

    In contrast, Tobey Maguire, with his big eyes, may be the best Nick Carraway yet, because he seems ... interesting.

    Posted by: Guy | Dec 19, 2012 10:59:33 PM

  4. I wasn't going to see this since I despise Baz Luhrmann, but Tobey McGuire's an excellence choice for Nick Carroway.

    Posted by: peter | Dec 19, 2012 11:07:33 PM

  5. I *love* Baz Luhrman!! Cannot wait to see this!!!

    Posted by: peterparker | Dec 19, 2012 11:25:26 PM

  6. WHAT is hollywood's fascinatino with Leo? I think he's a terrible actor -- he always plays the same role over and over. I hate his voice, and he always seems like he's still 14 years old.

    Please, get over it!

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 19, 2012 11:25:55 PM

  7. It would be much more interesting if the novel were updated to today. America hasn't changed much at all, and with a few clever updated situtions, the characters would be the same.

    At least that would be interesting.

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 19, 2012 11:27:30 PM

  8. Looks like more of a pukey mess than that Moulon Rouge.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 20, 2012 12:14:10 AM

  9. I have always loved this story. Leonardo's perfect and his appearance seems so much more attractive than in some of his recent movies.

    Posted by: Bob | Dec 20, 2012 12:33:18 AM

  10. This borders on literary sacrilege. It's just so wrong. The visuals are too loud, and don't fit with the story. The casting is miserable. Leo would make a fine Tom... but Gatsby? No, I don't see it. Either way, the tone just seems so off. I can't imagine how the tragic characters Fitzgerald wrote can come through with all of that noise. Not everything has to be an orgy of color and sound. Baz seems to disagree.

    Posted by: JonB | Dec 20, 2012 12:55:24 AM

  11. Right color, wrong car. This looks no more like a film version of The Great Gatsby than it does Tosca.

    To be fair, the novel is probably unfilmable; it's a case where the plot doesn't begin to tell the story, but the plot is all that will be in the film.

    Posted by: Elsewhere | Dec 20, 2012 12:56:00 AM

  12. I think it looks beautiful and decadent, just like the parties were back then during prohibition/flapper era. May be more grandiose than the first movie and than what the book conveys, but we already have those works to watch or read. Looking forward to a new interpretation of this story. Great cast all around, too.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Dec 20, 2012 4:25:47 AM

  13. And that godawful version of "Happy Together" ??!! Does Luhrman choose the music himself? (All his films look like he's trying to scream "Look how cool I am !!")

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 20, 2012 4:50:15 AM

  14. @yupp I agree. The music is cringe worthy. It's not 1998 anymore; let's move on from MTV Rocks.

    Posted by: Joe | Dec 20, 2012 6:01:19 AM

  15. The problem is that Luhrman thinks he is a) smarter, b) more artistic, and c) more imaginative than the people whose work he is adapting. So, he overpowers Shakespeare or Fitzgerald with his own vision. He has a great eye and can create amazingly visual set-pieces, but I wish he wouldn't "interpret" some of the greatest works of literature.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Dec 20, 2012 6:17:12 AM

  16. Hi GR8 : I pretty much agree with you on all that. But there is one main thing I can never forgive Luhrman for: after enjoying for so many years the 1952 "Moulin Rouge" where Jose Ferrer portrayed Toulouse-Lautrec with such beautiful dignity, Luhrman in his own version used that Leguizamo character to turn the great artist into a foolish hyper-bouncing Mexican midget.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 20, 2012 6:39:27 AM

  17. I can't really remember the novel. Wasn't Redford a pretty good Gatsby? I thought so. I won't see this one, too much bombast.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Dec 20, 2012 9:12:06 AM

  18. I hope the gay undercurrent is firmly in place. Visually it is gay as hell. Looking forward to it.

    Posted by: David C. | Dec 20, 2012 10:45:59 AM

  19. The Great Ghastly. Couldn't even make it through the whole trailer. Leo's Gatsby- loud and coarse- is everything Gatsby despised,as is the Duesenberg. Gatsby was a Rolls-Royce owner, it represented the character he portrayed. Possibly the one good thing about the Mayan Apocolypse is that it would prevent us from seeing this trash.

    Posted by: Jeff | Dec 20, 2012 10:53:54 AM

  20. this looks like it's going to be either totally amazing, or a complete middle ground. i'm certainly hoping for the former. leo seems like a mis-cast, though maybe he'll prove me wrong.

    Posted by: JB | Dec 20, 2012 11:01:58 AM

  21. UGH!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 20, 2012 11:52:06 AM

  22. Not Leo DiC again! He's becoming a movie biopic cliché.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 20, 2012 12:11:31 PM

  23. Looks as if the visuals will be absolutely stunning!

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Dec 20, 2012 12:39:47 PM

  24. That trailer doesn't play quite as well as the first one, but I can't wait for this. Baz Luhrman is amazing and I think he is going to knock this outta the park. It might also be the first time since Romeo and Juliet that I find Leo DiCaprio attractive.

    Posted by: jay | Dec 20, 2012 2:12:25 PM

  25. At least the cars will be awesome.

    Posted by: KevInPDX | Dec 20, 2012 5:02:49 PM

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