On "The Great Gatsby"
From The Dispatch:
"Gatsby" isn't all about style. It is, after all, based on what is arguably the great American novel, and Luhrmann does not forsake the story's more serious roots. He uses the emptiness of the spectacle before us to echo the emptiness of Gatsby's own life, a seemingly never-ending sea of parties thrown in service of the one thing that money cannot buy him. When the time comes for the story to become serious, Luhrmann pulls back and allows the performances of Leonardo DiCaprio as the wounded and mysterious Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as the naive young Nick and Carey Mulligan as the flighty and confused Daisy to speak for themselves.Click here to read my full review.