The Great Gatsby (2013)

Leonardo DiCaprio as the charming and alluring Jay Gatsby.

Leonardo DiCaprio as the charming and alluring Jay Gatsby.

Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby is completely hyperbolic and over-stylised. The fusion of two decades is rendered demonstrably banal through the excessive use of CGI and the staccato structure of the accompanying music. It’s possible to compare the experience of watching this film to attending a child’s birthday party: restless. The film is constantly buzzing with a hyperactivity that never lets up. There’s no time to rest and gather your thoughts, everything moves with such vivacity and explodes onto the screen like a host of party poppers… Read my full review here.

image: movies.nytimes.com

 

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