Author Topic: A Triumph on the Page, The Great Gatsby Founders Miserably on the Silver Screen  (Read 678 times)

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Offline Rapunzel

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I have never liked Luhrmann's work.  I hated Moulin Rouge.

Offline DCPatriot

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DiCaprio is a legend in his own mind.

But I thought Tobey MacGuire looked good in that era costuming...and figured he'd do a very good job.  Surprised they panned him.

Probably would have been a smashing hit if they'd used brown-wrapper casts. 

This way, you can enjoy the story instead of being distracted by Leonardo.
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Offline mountaineer

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I'm still pretty confident I haven't missed anything by not going to the movies in the past decade or two.
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I'm still pretty confident I haven't missed anything by not going to the movies in the past decade or two.

LOL!  Well, with cable you can see them eventually.

PS:  Bet you'd like The Place Beyond the Pines.   :laugh:
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I take it Mr Reed didn't much like this movie. He does, however, have one great line for a movie review: As the new Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio is hopeless, a little boy in his first After Six tuxedo.

I am sure there are others on here who remember this version and the incredible hype it received: Robert Redford was a perfect Gatsby in the pretty but boring 1974 version by Jack Clayton, but the movie was dead on arrival.

That movie was supposed to affect everything in the popular culture from clothing to taste in literature.

It bombed miserably.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2013, 07:40:56 PM by Cincinnatus »
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LOL!  Well, with cable you can see them eventually. PS:  Bet you'd like The Place Beyond the Pines.   :laugh:
Probably not. We rarely watch movies via cable or anywhere else. We do have "Blazing Saddles" on DVD, so one of these days we'll get to it.
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