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Check out this stunning before and after video of The Great Gatsby's special effects

Jun. 27, 2013by:

As a Baz Luhrmann fan, I was greatly disappointed in THE GREAT GATSBY. Visually stunning as usual, the story itself felt stilted and grossly miscast, something I rarely think when it is Leonardo DiCaprio in the role. But, much like MOULIN ROUGE, you are so entranced by the dazzling show on display that you sometimes overlook the substance in favor of the style. THE GREAT GATSBY as a novel is about the lack of substance, which may have been the movie's downfall.

But again, on the visual side, the movie delivered on all counts. Luhrmann's trademark zoom outs and dance numbers are on display in the hyper-stylized world of 1920s New York. Of course there was going to be a large amount of green screen to recreate this historic period, but it is amazing just how much was used. I mean, I am not a sucker and I could spot the obvious scenes using CGI in THE GREAT GATSBY, but I didn't realize it was practically every single scene.

Effects supervisor Chris Godfrey has posted a before and after video showing some of these 1500 effects shots and the results are astounding. I truly did not expect this much of the film to have been fake. So, maybe THE GREAT GATSBY is an achievement after all. Luhrmann successfully transported us to the 1920s using almost nothing but costumes, effects, and acting. Check out the video and see if you are as impressed as I am.

Source: IndieWire

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4:06AM on 06/28/2013
Sorry but it's Visual Effects! Special Effects is something different.
Sorry but it's Visual Effects! Special Effects is something different.
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11:23PM on 06/27/2013
This movie had dizzying, dazzling, stunning visuals - but I can't help but feel like they distracted from the story, if even a little.
This movie had dizzying, dazzling, stunning visuals - but I can't help but feel like they distracted from the story, if even a little.
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8:16PM on 06/27/2013

that is incredible

for the record i was dragged to this movie by gf and her mom who'd already seen it, and though i was a fan of moulin rouge i didn't think i'd like it. ended up loving it, one of my favorite films this year. pretty amazing what they did fx wise.
for the record i was dragged to this movie by gf and her mom who'd already seen it, and though i was a fan of moulin rouge i didn't think i'd like it. ended up loving it, one of my favorite films this year. pretty amazing what they did fx wise.
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6:01PM on 06/27/2013
I didn't see the movie but wow that was a cool video
I didn't see the movie but wow that was a cool video
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5:29PM on 06/27/2013

I liked it

I think the movie worked for the majority of the time. The acting was solid, sometimes even great, the story was okay for the most part, nothing insulting and it really made me care for Gatsby but the visuals were really spectacular and that is why you watch a Buzz Luhrman film. In my opinion they were better than in Moulin Rouge, more sophisticated with less weird angles, wide lense close-ups. As for the music, I understand that it can be a love it or hate it kind of deal but I bought it. I
I think the movie worked for the majority of the time. The acting was solid, sometimes even great, the story was okay for the most part, nothing insulting and it really made me care for Gatsby but the visuals were really spectacular and that is why you watch a Buzz Luhrman film. In my opinion they were better than in Moulin Rouge, more sophisticated with less weird angles, wide lense close-ups. As for the music, I understand that it can be a love it or hate it kind of deal but I bought it. I think it fit the movie, which dealt with vanity and insulting levels of excess, something that the modern hip-hop culture is always bragging about. Come to think of it, it was actually a perfect match.
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4:28PM on 06/27/2013

The VFX

Was shit in this movie. And the stupid rap music and random dubstep tunes ruin it too. I think it could of worked better if they did what they did with bates, brought it into our times still keep the book intact but just change the time period. It would of been maybe a little better. The whole movie was confusing and was all over the place, lucky for me I got in for free with my g/f. We were both really bored, I fell a sleep LOL and she was like whats goin here.
Was shit in this movie. And the stupid rap music and random dubstep tunes ruin it too. I think it could of worked better if they did what they did with bates, brought it into our times still keep the book intact but just change the time period. It would of been maybe a little better. The whole movie was confusing and was all over the place, lucky for me I got in for free with my g/f. We were both really bored, I fell a sleep LOL and she was like whats goin here.
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