The Great Gastby-Filming Now

I’m really looking forward to seeing another film version of my favorite book, The Great Gatsby.  Leonardo DiCaprio stars and Baz Luhrmann is directing. And it’s going to be in 3-D, which is…interesting.


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dwightk March 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

You had me until 3D.

Scott March 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Why 3D??

ARice March 27, 2012 at 3:03 pm

3D? Why isn’t regular cinematic technology enough for this classic?

Derek March 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I an excited about this movie, especially the casting. I can definitely see Leonardo DiCaprio being good as Jay Gatsby, and Tobey Maguire seems like a perfect fit for Nick Carraway.

Dustin B March 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

I just hope there are lots of ‘splosions.

Seriously, why 3D?

JimCooke March 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

Why 3D?
We live in three dimensions.
It may be the 3D technology is evolving and not soup, yet. I wish them luck. Yet, I could inquire if this will be yet another attempt to make a talking picture? There is little doubt that these “talkies” have utterly destroyed the great silent art of the cinema. One could say that, but I couldn’t possibly comment. (I’m still adjusting to the idea of women playing the female roles in the theatre.)

Robert March 29, 2012 at 9:27 am

Jim: We live in three dimensions, but we don’t need pop-up 3D to portray them on the screen. Look at the picture above; the man in the green cardigan is clearly behind and to the left of DiCaprio, while his bow-tie is clearly above his shoes. There you go; length, width and depth, all due to the magic of perspective. The human eye is able to discern three dimensional interactions from a two dimensional picture, all 3D does is degrade picture quality, raise ticket prices, and break immersion, making us very aware that we are watching a movie. Unlike sound, colour or women, 3D does not enhance a dramatic film in any way, it simply cheapens what could otherwise be a great movie.

Steven March 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

Much like other 3D movies, I am certain that there will be the option to view it without the 3D. I’m really excited to see a new take on The Great Gatsby and DiCaprio seems like an excellent choice for the lead role.

Stephen Wood April 1, 2012 at 1:32 am

I’ve read the book three times and love it, but I can never really understand why. I think DiCaprio is also a good choice, but UGH: 3D? This technology needs to go away.

Kevin May 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I’m sure Leonardo DiCaprio will make Gatsby accessible to a new generation of movie goers, but I don’t see him besting Robert Redford. He’s just not WASPy enough.

Thomas Orpington May 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm

In the picture it almost looks like Leonardo is wearing a pair of Jack Purcells. Now THAT would be stylin’.

Will Rawlings June 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I’m big fan of the book and still love the Jack Clayton film. Can’t wait till this comes out!

Atticus January 7, 2015 at 10:25 am

Thought I would come back to comment on this – that was one of the greatest movies I’d seen. I wish they would have used a slightly different soundtrack for it, but overall it worked pretty well.

The costumes and the feel of the movie were amazing. As always, Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting was on point.

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