Magazine article Screen International

Screen's Cannes Competition Blog: The Great Gatsby

Magazine article Screen International

Screen's Cannes Competition Blog: The Great Gatsby

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Screen's Cannes 2013 Competition blog kicks off with the response to The Great Gatsby, which most critics had seen before coming to the Croisette.

Screen International critic Fionnuala Halligan will be blogging every day after the Competition press screenings in Cannes, capturing the critical response to all of the contenders. Check back daily for updates.

Thursday May 16

The Great Gatsby (Out of Competition)The opening sensation of Cannes - DiCaprio! Mulligan! Baz! - was less of a cause celebre in the Debussy screening room this morning, with few critics left who hadn't seen The Great Gatsby prior to Cannes Day 1 (those who remained watched it well after news emerged of a $51m US opening weekend, an unusual experience in Cannes, usually so keen on world premieres or day-and-date at the very least). Nobody booed. But few critics came out in wholehearted support of Baz Luhrmann's very literal confection, either, although his affection for the text of F. …

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