See Two New TV Spots for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’
I really just do not know what to make of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby anymore. I am having some trouble gauging what emotions I may or may not be feeling. When I first heard buzz about the film a couple years ago, I was so enchanted with the idea that I dreamt the trailer—twice. It looked sort of like a Toulouse Lautrec painting through a Nicolas Roeg hazy chandelier sparkling lense. And then, upon seeing the actual trailer, I fell into a bit of a fury.
But then, you know, I remembered the first time I saw Moulin Rouge in the theatre as kid and how opulent and grandiose it all was. I remembered how that was the first time a movie—save Titanic—had ever really made me cry, that mix of vulnerability and awe completely new. So then I was like, okay Baz, you devil, you can do whatever you want. But my unnecessary feelings aside, it’s pretty tough to determine just how the actual film will unfold. Yes, we know for sure that this will be something massvie with stunning production and design on a grand scale that heightens F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary word into that of a garish dream, but what about the meat of it? Baz likes to tell stories through specific lenses—Strictly Ballroom told through dance, Romeo + Juliet juztaxposing modernity with Shakespeare’s world, Moulin Rouge as a tragedy told through song, and with Gatsby he looks to bathe us in the decadence of the 1920s, telling Fitzgerald’s tale through the glimmer of a champage glass as the undercurrent of tension and emotion slyly bubbles to the surface.
And now that the film has been announced to open Cannes and multiple trailers have been released, two new TV Spots have be revealed, giving us another look into the Leo DiCaprio-led world. Take a look below.