Leo, you might be onto something.
Trailer #2 for The Great Gatsby was just released today, and I must say – high definition at its best. God, you can see every pore on the actors’ faces which, in this case, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Could Leo be any better looking?
Seems this trailer is framing the story as more of a mystery than a melodramatic love-triangle. I like the angle of suspense – the book has lots of mysterious details that are imprinted on readers’ minds throughout the duration of the novel. As a matter of fact, the whole piece seems like one giant question. Gatsby seems the sort of text that could be molded to fit different shoes: the 1974 version had a sort of hazy, meandering quality to it that here appears absent. Instead, it’s replaced with harsh, industrial-looking yet lavish sets, appropriate for the violent underbelly hiding beneath Fitzgerald’s beautiful, simplistic language. This is, after all, the novel that left us with the horrible image of Myrtle Wilson’s breast being literally torn off by a car driven by a seemingly insane Daisy Buchanan. Such poisonous actions from such a sweet name.
Can’t wait to see this movie and find out what kind of story Baz Luhrmann has decided to tell us. May 2013!