The fundamental error most movie critics have made in their reviews of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby is the fact that they have critiqued the movie only against the so-called "great American novel" itself.
As the title character in American Mary, Katharine Isabelle is bloody good.
On the heels of his most recent show during Hong Kong Basel (Keith Haring -- RETNA) -- I caught up with the modern architect and reigning King of the Pop-Up Art Gallery, Mr. Andy Valmorbida.
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic, takes place in the summer of 1922, in an era of debauchery and decadence. These hotels evoke images of Gatsby's seductive revelries.
In 1926, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his family were in France, spending most of their time on the Riviera where Baz Luhrmann's movie of The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival tonight.
Here's my final set of my favorite 20 movie moments that take something essential about the novel, and put them into cinematic terms.
I walked away from this movie wishing I could thank Baz Luhrmann in person for inviting us to his decadent party, but also with the urge that I need to throw out my current wardrobe and chop off my long hair for a new look.
Here are a few more of my favorite movie moments that take something essential about the novel, and put them into cinematic terms.
The myth about Leonardo DiCaprio's box office comeback
Much is being asked this week of how "true" or "faithful" to the novel Baz Luhrmann's movie is. These words of passionate fidelity are somewhat misplaced, always, when speaking of translating any artistic work from one medium to another.
Want to drink like Gatsby? Look toward these six classic cocktails.
"You look around this room and ask, 'What binds the people in this room together?'" New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at Casa Lever on Park Avenue Thursday night. "It's that they're all creators, they're all doers."
With a cast of largely baby-faced actors, Jay-Z as an executive producer, and a soundtrack weighted towards hip hop and electronic music, is The Great Gatsby more for younger fans of Luhrmann's more boisterous previous films like Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet?
After four wildly different tries at bringing F. Scott Fitzgerald's much-admired tome The Great Gatsby to the silver screen, I'm starting to think it may simply be unadaptable.
To hear the critics tell it, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" is the disappointment of the year. There's not enough jazz, they say. There was no 3-D in the 1920s! It's two movies that don't fit together! Has Jay-Z even read the book?! If you're a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book, take a deep breath. It's not as bad as they make it seem.
If you're in the mood for roaring-20s-style extravagance and art deco decor, then why not try a Gatsby-esque vacation? From luxury condos to grandiose estates, these beautifully decorated rentals are perfect for socializing, entertaining and a little romance.