Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Lavish Story; Extravagant Masterpiece Will Take Your Breath Away

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Lavish Story; Extravagant Masterpiece Will Take Your Breath Away

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The Great Gatsby

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Rated: M

Reviewed By: Miranda Cashin

Verdict:

BREATHTAKINGLY beautiful. Decadent, opulent and extravagant. Slick and smooth, classy and charismatic, and yet underneath the glittering surface, there lies a vulnerability and a shot of pure, raw emotion. Just like Jay Gatsby himself.

Baz Luhrmannas The Great Gatsby is a visually stunning piece of cinema that transports F. Scott Fitzgeraldas masterpiece to a modern crowd. Itas intelligent and gloriously overwhelming. A pure visual feast and lavish in all aspects.

The parties are wild, the set designs magnificent, the costumes drip in decadence. But itas also the film-making itself that helps to create the feel of pure decadence.

The use of 3D is masterfully utilised so the audience sees things in the same way narrator Nick Carroway does. …

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