In case you, like a few of us, didn’t manage to find the time to hit a movie theater up this summer (or perhaps need a little convincing to give Baz Lurhmann another shot), here’s a review of The Great Gatsby that made me want to give the movie a try:
But that’s Luhrmann in a nutshell. He strives for excess. He exhausts your senses. He does no less in Gatsby. However, for a story like Gatsby, one set in an excessive era and filled with excessive people, a story that ultimately condemns both – well, Luhrmann found his masterpiece.
Technology’s powers are increasing, and as they do, movies become more and more dramatic. We, as humans, love to stretch to the limit whatever is within our reach. The trick is to reign that back, as Fitzgerald reminds us constantly. You can read the rest of the review here