With “The Great Gatsby” trailer still recently released, fans are already wondering whether the movie adaptation of Fitzgerald’s American novel will be able to capture the book’s depth beneath the jazz music and partying.
Yet a recent press release this weekend by Uinterview Online reveals that the trailer to Baz Luhrmann’s newest film may show more than meets the eye. While the film preview certainly shows the lavish lifestyle of the rich and famous, it also offers a deeper look into the serious nature of the original.
‘The Great Gatsby’: Can it be brought to the big screen?
One of the biggest questions surrounding the upcoming “Great Gatsby” movie is whether the classic novel can even be made into a film in the first place. Although a solid adaptation, the 1974 film edition of the book with Robert Redford starring as Jay Gatsby still left much to be desired in the eyes of fans.
As of now, the trailer presents both a modern spin on the music of the 1920s time period in addition to the glitz and glamour way of life. Director Baz Luhrmann will work again with DiCaprio—his previous star in “Romeo and Juliet”—to see if this movie can outdo the first.
Baz Luhrmann is an established director having led big hits including “Moulin Rouge.” However, film flops like “Australia” have some fans worried that the adaptation will not live up to its definite potential.
Yet working with such stars as Leonardo DiCaprio (Jay Gatsby), Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway) and Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan), the movie might very well have a good shot at being a financial and critic success.
A closer look at the new ‘Great Gatsby’ movie trailer
Taking a deeper look at the trailer reveals some interesting choice and hints about the upcoming “Great Gatsby” movie. Uinterview Online reveals that Kanye West’s and Jay-Z’s “No Church in the Wild” begins the trailer, which is an odd choice. While the 1920s jazz tunes might be more appropriate in this case, perhaps this modern twist is just what the film needs.
Ditzy Daisy Buchanan is seen later on in the trailer, with a coy, “Gatsby? What, Gatsby?” line. The film seems to realize Daisy’s key role in the casting plot, who acts as a love interest and motivator to Jay Gatsby throughout the film. DiCaprio as the infamous one himself can then be seen overlooking his party, eye on Daisy.
While viewers may want to simply stare at the striking cast, it is important not to forget the flashy scenery, either. The “Roaring 20s” architecture and over-the-top music and entertainment bring the wealthy nature of the upper class to vivid life.
“The Great Gatsby” is expected to arrive in theaters December 25, 2012.