HEADLINE: “The Great Gatsby” Previews Released – Director: Baz Luhrmann – Release Date: Christmas Day, 2012

VIEW TRAILER HERE – Trailer for The Great Gatsby, 2012

 

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey MacGuire in The Great Gatsby

Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

And so concludes the great American novel.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s epic “The Great Gatsby” returns to the silver screen for Christmas 2012.

If you haven’t seen them, the previews for “The Great Gatsby” are now available.

Recently Released Previews for the 2012 version of The Great Gatsby

Recently Released Trailer for the 2012 version of The Great Gatsby

After the trailer was posted on Facebook, responses varied from enthusiastic anticipation to absolute dread.

One person who had viewed the trailer noted that glitter was not invented until after the time frame of this Roaring Twenties period piece.

There was also an undercurrent of cynicism that director Baz Luhrmann will inevitably mishandle the romantic mystic of the story.

I viewed the trailer. If the tone of the trailer for this remake of The Great Gatsby is indicative of the tone for the movie, this cynicism seems on target.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in the 2012 version of The Great Gatsby

Finally, there was an outpouring of support for Robert Redford’s performance of Gatsby in the 1974 version that co-starred Mia Farrow as Daisy.

In this latest version, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan star in the tragic leads of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan.

I am looking forward to this remake of The Great Gatsby. The New York Times has reported that the movie will be available in 3-D. I’ll probably pass on the 3-D version; and, opt instead to see the movie in traditional viewing.

It is a yeoman’s task to recreate “The Great Gatsby” for the third time in forty years.

First, the novel itself reads like poetry. It is beautifully written. I don’t think any movie could do it justice.

Secondly, because the movie is being remade this soon, the audience will still have in the back of its mind the fond memories of earlier actors and actresses… the glow of these performances still ever present.

Robert Redford and Mia Farrow in the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby

Somehow, back then, the words were more meaningful, the movements were crisper, and, the interpretation was more romantic.

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

J&R Computer/Music World

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