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I Guess I'm Okay?: The Movie Based on the Novel (The Great Gatsby thread)

GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
edited May 2012 in Social Entropy++
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.

So Baz Lurhmann has been directing a film adaptation of The Great Gatsby for a little while now. And finally, the first of what I can assume can be many trailers, has been released

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgzhtUeER7o

This isn't the first of its kind, and I suspect it won't be the last by far. Previous we've had the original, silent film, with no existing prints of it available

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Then the film from 1949

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Arguably the most famous of the bunch, the 1974 adaptation starring Robert Redford, followed

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As well as all of these we've also been treated to a more modern version with G, only available on DVD in Spain, Iceland, and Hungary. Throughout it all every version has been faithful in their own ways, but all seem to miss the very essence of the Jazz Age, glorifying the loose morals and opulence of the wealthy during this period while ignoring the music and soul. Baz Lurhmann's adaptation looks like it may follow this tradition in stride.

I hope to be proven wrong, though! Lurhmann has a unique, some might say gaudy, style to all of his films and I'm not exactly a fan, but hopefully this movie turns out to be the perfect storm.

Gatsby on
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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    i've seen the 70s one, which was okay, though daisy was portrayed by a not very good actress


    hope this one is good! looks...eye-catching at least.

    Antimatter on
  • GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    Yeah

    I mean I'm loving the use of colour, and the setting looks great despite the fact that it was all filmed locally here in Sydney, Australia. I even got to see part of the set they used across the street from my at my local park, and they nailed the aesthetic at the very least. I'm just not going to set my expectations any higher than they should be.

  • Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    This is the first Baz Lurhmann film I am keen to see.

    I was once dragged by my mother to see strictly ballroom. Which, as an eight year old I wittily reconstructed the title to strictly boring. My mother found this hilarious.

    If I remember correctly that day I wanted to read an Enid Blyton book. It was the one with a parrot.

  • George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    If they play it off like they did in terms of camp + era juxtaposition (the music in Moulin Rouge, setting for Romeo + Juliet) then I see this being a good movie that gets a shit box office performance.

    If they try and play it straight well they've already fucked themselves by using Frank fucking Ocean as the first song in the trailer.

  • George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    OBLIGATORY

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    I am going to make two admissions in this thread that will probably offend some people

    1: I have no idea what The Great Gatsby is even about. I have never seen nor read any version.

    2: I love Baz Luhrman movies. Romeo+Juliet is one of my top five favourite movies.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    doggie, it's the silent one we don't have prints of, not the 40's version. it's on friggin' youtube for christ's sake!

    do better research!



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  • Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I hadn't read it until last year Dave.

    You should though.

    Julian is right when he says the book's strength lies in its depiction of the roaring twenties.

  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    I dunno I don't think you're so great

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Do you think it's trademarked?Registered User regular
    I just played the NES version.

    Figure I know all I need to know from that.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    doggie, it's the silent one we don't have prints of, not the 40's version. it's on friggin' youtube for christ's sake!

    do better research!

    seriously @gatsby you aren't even okay

    barely passable

    grade c- at best

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  • Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Were the twenties roaring?

    I forget.

  • TefTef Registered User regular
    i thought Australia was his only real disappointment. pipe, I think you should read The Great Gatsby because it is a legitimately a good book

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  • GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    doggie, it's the silent one we don't have prints of, not the 40's version. it's on friggin' youtube for christ's sake!

    do better research!



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    #pipe wrote: »
    I am going to make two admissions in this thread that will probably offend some people

    1: I have no idea what The Great Gatsby is even about. I have never seen nor read any version.

    The Great Gatsby is about an outsider's perspective on the lewd, crude, and shameless era of the Jazz Age during the early 20th Century after the First World War. Surrounded by the opulence the narrator, Nick Carraway, is introduced to the man behind the local extravagance, Mr. Jay Gatsby. From there on the story becomes an exploration of Gatsby's slowly unveiling past, which can be seen as a commentary on the period and its lack of scruples, as well as Carraway's relationships with the people of New York.

    Gatsby on
  • HyperBalladHyperBallad A ball of vivid colour and barely contained emotions Sydney. Lost in time and space.Registered User regular
    doggie, it's the silent one we don't have prints of, not the 40's version. it's on friggin' youtube for christ's sake!

    do better research!

    seriously @gatsby you aren't even okay

    barely passable

    grade c- at best

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U86GoWX0gFs

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    I don't get that response

    Is it that gatsby is as lame as doctor who

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    @#pipe you should read the book, it's pretty good.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    because I don't thinky anything can be as lame as doctor who

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  • Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I've heard your favourite thing is pretty lame.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    blake are you telling me you love doctor who

    tut tut

    I thought you were better than that

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    i thought Australia was his only real disappointment. pipe, I think you should read The Great Gatsby because it is a legitimately a good book

    oh jeez yeah I forgot about Australia what a stinker

  • DodgeBlanDodgeBlan PSN: dodgeblanRegistered User regular
    I always thought Gatsby was supposed to be a goober who was pretending to be a badass. I don't really know if Leonardo diCaprio can be a goober pretending to be a badass.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    this was my favorite book for a while but this movie doesnt look

    that great at all blech

  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    I always thought Gatsby was supposed to be a goober who was pretending to be a badass. I don't really know if Leonardo diCaprio can be a goober pretending to be a badass.

    He is sharing the role with Will Forte

  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    i also really already really REALLY hate that the pov looks so focused on gatsby's romance and less on nick's perspective of all the crazy assholeishness thats going on around him

    mensch-o-matic on
  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    no im probably right



  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    and definitely sexy

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    the 40's movie is the best adaptation of the book, you'll get

    and another thing mr. gatsby forgot was the 2000 made for tv paul rudd version:

    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0210719/

    seriously I am not even trying, and I am getting more info than @gatsby

    who is terrible

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Gatsby summed up the narrative pretty well a few posts above, I thought.

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    man the soundtrack to this trailer is bugging me

    it is very out of place

    would it kill them to have some

    I dunno, jazz?

  • Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I hope there is a twist ending to the movie where nick and daisy run off to Shelbyville and get married.

  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Do you think it's trademarked?Registered User regular
    blake are you telling me you love doctor who

    tut tut

    I thought you were better than that

    That's a Dalek in his sig. Kind of a hint.

  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    You had me at Paul Rudd

    the man can do no wrong in my book

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    blake are you telling me you love doctor who

    tut tut

    I thought you were better than that

    That's a Dalek in his sig. Kind of a hint.

    the fuck is a dalek

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    i love this book a lot and this movie looks sort of bizarre but i'm still gonna see it.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    blake are you telling me you love doctor who

    tut tut

    I thought you were better than that

    That's a Dalek in his sig. Kind of a hint.

    the fuck is a dalek

    monster from doctor who

    looks like a trash can with ray guns on it

  • GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    BugBoy wrote: »
    man the soundtrack to this trailer is bugging me

    it is very out of place

    would it kill them to have some

    I dunno, jazz?

    Like I said in the youtube thread, friend of mine was an extra during one of the lavish dance sequences and they used Party Rock Anthem. I mean if it's done well, I can't complain, but goddammit that just makes me a little concerned.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    chiasaur11 wrote: »
    blake are you telling me you love doctor who

    tut tut

    I thought you were better than that

    That's a Dalek in his sig. Kind of a hint.

    the fuck is a dalek

    monster from doctor who

    looks like a trash can with ray guns on it

    sounds dumb as hell

    so apt to entertain a small, australian mind

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