Excerpt: La nuova versione, realizzata dall’australiano Baz Luhrmann (Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge) ha già attirato molte critiche negative negli Stati Uniti, come sempre avviene quando un testo sacro della letteratura o del teatro viene adattato con grande libertà formale e narrativa, come in questo caso.
Excerpt: Truth be told, this may well be the best Gatsby adaptation we’ve yet had. But that’s rather a low bar, and the fact that a film with this many problems is still at the top of the heap speaks volumes about the trouble with making a good Gatsby movie.
Excerpt: The Great Gatsby might just be Luhrmann’s best film to date and he makes a better case for adapting the novel than expected, but as many viewers will likely hate it as love it and are sure to let you know.
Excerpt: La formulación es casi idéntica a la de las películas más reconocibles del director, en especial Moulin Rouge, con la diferencia de que en El gran Gatsby el despliegue visual satura al espectador demasiado pronto.
Excerpt: …director Baz Luhrmann wants to dazzle you with razzle, make you swoon over the gauzy glory of paperbook romance and hit you over the head with Fitzgerald’s symbols if not his themes…It’s a shame, really, as Leonardo DiCaprio is a great Gatsby.
Excerpt: El gran Gatsby tiene una primera parte muy floja, porque no sabes muy bien qué te quieren contar (eso ya le pasaba a la novela), y una segunda parte mucho mejor, con grandes escenas en las que Luhrmann logra una emoción que Fitzgerald ni siquiera rozó.
Excerpt: Great literature seldom makes great movies, and Baz Luhrmann’s new, 3D remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” only serves to prove the point. In any event, Luhrmann, who’s madly in love with his own status as a visionary, was absolutely the wrong director to try. This adaptation of a major classic forgot to take its Ritalin.
Excerpt: Baz Luhrmann is a genius visualist who creates images and milieus that reach directly into our unconscious and pull all sorts of mythic triggers that help us grapple with the larger implications of this love story.
Excerpt: If nothing else, one should have expected Luhrmann’s Gatsby to be a zippy visual extravaganza, rendering Jay Gatsby’s epic parties and decadent displays with virtuoso indulgence. Such is not the case.