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Caryn James

Good and Bad Surprises in Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Caryn James
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  • May 6, 2013 10:26 PM
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Novel? What novel? I went into Baz Luhrmann's 3-D, Jay Z-soundtracked The Great Gatsby assuming that the kindest, smartest approach would be to forget there was ever a book behind it. Surprisingly, the film is more attached to F. Scott Fitzgerald than I expected, and that turns out to be its downfall.

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