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Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire are drenched in decadence and elegance in the trailer for The Great Gatsby

May. 22, 2012by:

The first trailer for THE GREAT GATSBY almost lost me in the beginning with the Kanye and Jay-Z. Then as soon as Jack White's cover of U2's "Love is Blindness" kicked in, I was caught up and it was perfect.

Baz Luhrmann has this really beautiful way of capturing a tale and wrapping it in wonderful, thoughtful music. This is why I love him so much (same reason I love Cameron Crowe). THE GREAT GATSBY is a novel that you are given in grade school and don't wind up appreciating until you get much older. I won't rehash the plot, if you need that the synopsis is below. Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton and everyone else look fantastic. I'll certainly be seeing this. Just not in 3D.

THE GREAT GATSBY is due out this Christmas.

"From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. "The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles."

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10:30PM on 05/22/2012

WHY?!?!?!

WHY ARE THEY PLAYING JAY-Z & KANYE OVER THE TRAILER FOR THIS?!?!

WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT IS WRONG WITH HOLLYWOOD?!?!

GODDAMNIT
WHY ARE THEY PLAYING JAY-Z & KANYE OVER THE TRAILER FOR THIS?!?!

WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT IS WRONG WITH HOLLYWOOD?!?!

GODDAMNIT
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3:10AM on 05/23/2012
Exactly my thoughts!!
Exactly my thoughts!!
12:54PM on 05/23/2012
OBLIGATORY POST IN ALL CAPS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE DAG GUM KIDS AND THEIR RAP MUSIC!!!!
OBLIGATORY POST IN ALL CAPS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE DAG GUM KIDS AND THEIR RAP MUSIC!!!!
12:18AM on 05/23/2012
People will always bitch about something. I for one am really excited for this movie. Even after the mediocre Australia I love Baz.
People will always bitch about something. I for one am really excited for this movie. Even after the mediocre Australia I love Baz.
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10:35PM on 05/22/2012

HA

CGI, 3-D, KANYE WEST---- I bet Fitzgerald is looking down and is just sooo elated!
CGI, 3-D, KANYE WEST---- I bet Fitzgerald is looking down and is just sooo elated!
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10:41AM on 05/23/2012
The Great Gatsby featuring music from Kanye/Jayz and in Real 3D...this is exactly how I imagined the book when I first ready it 10 years ago in High School
The Great Gatsby featuring music from Kanye/Jayz and in Real 3D...this is exactly how I imagined the book when I first ready it 10 years ago in High School
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11:49PM on 05/22/2012
Whatever, I'm sure there will be people with tons to complain about this trailer, but this looks more interesting then I anticipated. I honestly didn't think they'd "Baz" Gatsby up as much as they have, but I still think it works. Great cast, great visuals, why not. It may ultimately fail, but if it does it'll fail spectacularly. Either way, it should be worth checking out.

PS, if there was ever a hip hop song in a trailer that JoBlo didn't collectively shit their panties over, I think I'd
Whatever, I'm sure there will be people with tons to complain about this trailer, but this looks more interesting then I anticipated. I honestly didn't think they'd "Baz" Gatsby up as much as they have, but I still think it works. Great cast, great visuals, why not. It may ultimately fail, but if it does it'll fail spectacularly. Either way, it should be worth checking out.

PS, if there was ever a hip hop song in a trailer that JoBlo didn't collectively shit their panties over, I think I'd have a heart attack.
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11:05PM on 05/22/2012
Great trailer. I'm all for this movie and what looks like an interesting interpretation by Luhrmann. The complaints are unwarranted because if this was made by the numbers, or by Fitzgerald's standards since some of you seem to know him personally, you all would complain that its a pointless adaptation and that Hollywood has been there done that. Can't wait!
Great trailer. I'm all for this movie and what looks like an interesting interpretation by Luhrmann. The complaints are unwarranted because if this was made by the numbers, or by Fitzgerald's standards since some of you seem to know him personally, you all would complain that its a pointless adaptation and that Hollywood has been there done that. Can't wait!
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3:26AM on 05/23/2012
I'm unfamiliar with the source material so could someone explain to me what the need is for it to be in 3D? Most 3D films are at least in the animated, horror or action genres where the format is, while annoying and distracting, at least somewhat justifiable
I'm unfamiliar with the source material so could someone explain to me what the need is for it to be in 3D? Most 3D films are at least in the animated, horror or action genres where the format is, while annoying and distracting, at least somewhat justifiable
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9:23AM on 05/23/2012
I was wondering about the same thing...

So that people will pay more money to see it? Don't get it.

It still looks good though
I was wondering about the same thing...

So that people will pay more money to see it? Don't get it.

It still looks good though
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12:34AM on 05/23/2012
Looks good. Is it me or does Tobey Maguire's face just look stupid when he tries to yell and look bad ass?
Looks good. Is it me or does Tobey Maguire's face just look stupid when he tries to yell and look bad ass?
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9:42PM on 05/22/2012

FINALLY

Leo can get his Oscar at long last... and hopefully another nod for supporting in django. The man deserves a win by now people. Trailer looks amazing... lets just hope it doesnt turn out to be a turd with all the right people like All The Kings Men remake
Leo can get his Oscar at long last... and hopefully another nod for supporting in django. The man deserves a win by now people. Trailer looks amazing... lets just hope it doesnt turn out to be a turd with all the right people like All The Kings Men remake
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10:44PM on 05/22/2012
Looks epic to me. A bit more enhanced than I was expecting, but it suits the roaring 20'ies, and it seems to be more subtle in the quieter scenes. Nothing exiting about Leo as usual, but Edgerton looks great here.
Looks epic to me. A bit more enhanced than I was expecting, but it suits the roaring 20'ies, and it seems to be more subtle in the quieter scenes. Nothing exiting about Leo as usual, but Edgerton looks great here.
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10:43PM on 05/22/2012
Damnit. I never wanted to see Fitzgerald Baz-erfied. This trailer just makes the whole ordeal that much more insulting.
Damnit. I never wanted to see Fitzgerald Baz-erfied. This trailer just makes the whole ordeal that much more insulting.
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12:06PM on 05/23/2012
to me Leo looks too young as Gatsby. When i read the book in high school i envisioned Daniel Craig as Gatsby. Also I don't see the use of 3D...
to me Leo looks too young as Gatsby. When i read the book in high school i envisioned Daniel Craig as Gatsby. Also I don't see the use of 3D...
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8:40AM on 05/23/2012

Ugh yeah, bad song choice in the beginning

No Church In The Wild is a damn good song, and worked with the Safe House trailer, but it just doesn't work at all here. Too bad. Other than that, the film looks beautiful.
No Church In The Wild is a damn good song, and worked with the Safe House trailer, but it just doesn't work at all here. Too bad. Other than that, the film looks beautiful.
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8:15AM on 05/24/2012
Neither Jay Z nor Kanye rap a single verse over this trailer. What you are listening to, is Frank Ocean and The Dream. And I think if you guys knew the lyrics to the song, you wouldn't think the choice was so random. I think the trailer looks interesting enough for me to give the movie a chance.
Neither Jay Z nor Kanye rap a single verse over this trailer. What you are listening to, is Frank Ocean and The Dream. And I think if you guys knew the lyrics to the song, you wouldn't think the choice was so random. I think the trailer looks interesting enough for me to give the movie a chance.
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1:17PM on 05/25/2012
Regardless, I never want to hear auto-tuning over a scene of a 1920s speakeasy.
Regardless, I never want to hear auto-tuning over a scene of a 1920s speakeasy.
11:04AM on 05/23/2012
Of all the big name directors Baz is the one I just don't get. I enjoyed his Romeo, but I tried watching both Moulin and Australia multiple times and had to turn them off. They just annoyed the crap out of me. Visually appealing but everyone acts like goofy idiots on too many meds. How anyone thought his style was right for Gatsby is beyond me . . .
Of all the big name directors Baz is the one I just don't get. I enjoyed his Romeo, but I tried watching both Moulin and Australia multiple times and had to turn them off. They just annoyed the crap out of me. Visually appealing but everyone acts like goofy idiots on too many meds. How anyone thought his style was right for Gatsby is beyond me . . .
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10:17AM on 05/23/2012
This movie is so beautiful that if it was a girl I wouldn't be able to fuck it.
This movie is so beautiful that if it was a girl I wouldn't be able to fuck it.
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10:11AM on 05/23/2012
Always love the T-Mag.
Always love the T-Mag.
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3:12AM on 05/23/2012

Looks Great!

Everything looks great in this trailer, however not everything sounds great. Cant get over that they chose the Jay Z, and the douchebag to play over this trailer.

looking forward to this film.
Everything looks great in this trailer, however not everything sounds great. Cant get over that they chose the Jay Z, and the douchebag to play over this trailer.

looking forward to this film.
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8:26PM on 05/23/2012
I have not read the book, so maybe that's why this movie looks freaking awesome to me...
I have not read the book, so maybe that's why this movie looks freaking awesome to me...
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4:20PM on 05/23/2012
The movie looks good, or at least fun to look at.

But I think, maybe we can wait for one more offender, but it's getting time to have a C'mon Hollywood column calling for a moratorium on Jay-Z in movie trailers. Or at least, period movie trailers. Seems the biggest complaint about this and Gangster Squad is the completely inappropriate soundtrack.
The movie looks good, or at least fun to look at.

But I think, maybe we can wait for one more offender, but it's getting time to have a C'mon Hollywood column calling for a moratorium on Jay-Z in movie trailers. Or at least, period movie trailers. Seems the biggest complaint about this and Gangster Squad is the completely inappropriate soundtrack.
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11:40AM on 05/24/2012
I read the book for a college class. I don't recall anything that were as raucous as those party scenes, but perhaps I've just forgotten. Might need to read the book again... Correction: might need to briefly skim through the book again.
I read the book for a college class. I don't recall anything that were as raucous as those party scenes, but perhaps I've just forgotten. Might need to read the book again... Correction: might need to briefly skim through the book again.
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11:04PM on 05/22/2012
Looks good, I am a big Leo and Mulligan fan but I am not big fan of Maguire.
Looks good, I am a big Leo and Mulligan fan but I am not big fan of Maguire.
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9:53PM on 05/22/2012

Nope

I'm not a fan of Baz Luhrmann (I'm gonna go ahead and say that I absolutely HATE his movies) and this does nothing for me. If I see it in theaters, it will be because of the cast. And seeing how my expectations are already really low, I might be surprised (but I'm not counting on it)...
I'm not a fan of Baz Luhrmann (I'm gonna go ahead and say that I absolutely HATE his movies) and this does nothing for me. If I see it in theaters, it will be because of the cast. And seeing how my expectations are already really low, I might be surprised (but I'm not counting on it)...
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1:10AM on 05/23/2012

Luhrmann=nothing but style

"Strictly Ballroom" had tons of charm but somewhere along the way Baz turned into a self indulgent stylist. He's the ultimate MTV director
"Strictly Ballroom" had tons of charm but somewhere along the way Baz turned into a self indulgent stylist. He's the ultimate MTV director
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5:54AM on 05/23/2012
Thank god there are people like him in Hollywood. 99,9% of the directors out there have no style whatsoever.
Thank god there are people like him in Hollywood. 99,9% of the directors out there have no style whatsoever.
11:06AM on 05/23/2012
Amen
Amen
10:04PM on 05/22/2012
What the hell did I just watch? Cool music but doesnt feel right with whats going on screen. Trailer has no real flow, or gives me an impression of what the film is about. Leo is a millionaire that falls for Tobeys grl and then shi* hits the fan? Sure I could read the synopsis but then whats the point of a trailer? Hopefully the next one focuses less on the bright colors and 'cool' soundtrack and give me a real reason to want to go out and spend my $.
What the hell did I just watch? Cool music but doesnt feel right with whats going on screen. Trailer has no real flow, or gives me an impression of what the film is about. Leo is a millionaire that falls for Tobeys grl and then shi* hits the fan? Sure I could read the synopsis but then whats the point of a trailer? Hopefully the next one focuses less on the bright colors and 'cool' soundtrack and give me a real reason to want to go out and spend my $.
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10:11PM on 05/22/2012
or there's a book based on this movie i think
or there's a book based on this movie i think
10:44PM on 05/22/2012
I understand that its based on a book, but again, like a synopsis, I shouldnt have to read it to understand a trailer. Just like not everyone read every Avengers comic to know what the trailer was advertising for that film.
I understand that its based on a book, but again, like a synopsis, I shouldnt have to read it to understand a trailer. Just like not everyone read every Avengers comic to know what the trailer was advertising for that film.
1:38AM on 05/23/2012
no worries, you almost had it. Leo's the millionaire, he wants Joel's girl, then there's a pool party...like in boogie nights
no worries, you almost had it. Leo's the millionaire, he wants Joel's girl, then there's a pool party...like in boogie nights
6:23AM on 05/23/2012
Leo's Jay Gatsby pursues Edgerton's girl Daisy. However, the trailer did not make that plot clear.
Leo's Jay Gatsby pursues Edgerton's girl Daisy. However, the trailer did not make that plot clear.
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