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Sometimes I Hate Hollywood
I could drone on and on about how much I love F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel and yet I am still not sure there is a movie hidden in its pages (much like the works of many of Fitzgerald’s contemporaries like Sommerset Maugham). I ramble about the newly released trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s new take on Gatsby and how while the trailer seems to capture some of the surreal nature of a story that was always meant to be a parable, the trailer also plays like the trailer for David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, maybe not the best comparison for a movie based on one of the classic works of the 1920’s. I could talk about how Baz Luhrmann’s early work in Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge may or may not apply to this tale of jealousy and deceit and love set in the roaring 20’s. And normally I would talk about all of those things, but then I saw the last few frames of the trailer and I looked more closely at the poster and all I now see is AVAILABLE IN 3D. What the… I mean it is one thing to make every action movie come out in 3D but now the dramas have to as well. This is ridiculous!
Anyway, here is the trailer for those of you who can get past the 3D thing: