Film Review: The Great Gatsby (2013)

Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1925, The Great Gatsby is a literary classic. Set in The Roaring 20’s in the fictional town of West Egg, the story follows a Midwestern war veteran, Nick Carraway, in the summer of 1922, who finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his mysterious millionaire neighbour Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

Directed by Baz Luhrmann, this latest adaptation of the book stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy, and Tobey Maguire as Nick.

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First Official Stills for ‘The Great Gatsby’

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The first official stills for the novel adaptation of The Great Gatsby have been released this week, showing the main cast of Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in their 1920s glam.

The film follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Maguire) as moves to New York City in the spring of 1922, landing next door to a mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio). Across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Mulligan), Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the lives of the super rich and their deceits.

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Pictures from ‘The Great Gatsby’ Set

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Set pictures of Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire for the novel adaptation of The Great Gatsby have been put online this week, showing the cast filming at Centennial Park on Friday (18th November) in Sydney, Australia.

Baz Luhrmann will be directing the adaptation, which was originally written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. The story follows Nick Carraway who moves to Long Island and is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

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The Great Gatsby Film Adaptation

It has recently been reported that Baz Luhrmann has met with Leonardo DiCaprio, Rebecca Hall and Tobey Maguire with an idea of casting the trio in a new film adaptation of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. At the time of first writing this post, this was all only rumour. Now, a year later in October 2011, filming is underway with an official cast, so carry on reading for a recent update.

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