The Great Gatsby, again

Second parts are never good, or so they say, we’ll see if the second version of the movie The Great Gatsby can be any better than the one from 1974 with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow as the main characters. I want to be optimistic but I don’t know what to say.

If you haven’t watched the movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola, please download it, buy it, stream it or whatever the option you normally use for films, because it is a great adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald telling a story of a eccentric millionaire in the early nineteen twenties United States, a portrait of the wealthy society of that age in which the writer had an active rol, as both a member of that elite group and its chronicler.

From the movie now in the cinemas, by Baz Lurhmann, the director of Moulin Rouge, but also of Australia (Oops!) I’m sure the staging and the careful presentation of the settings and all the clothes, cars, houses and objects is going to attract all the attention. Enjoy the images, the details in them, the colours and the movement of the camera, as Lurhmann is one of the most visual directors in Hollywood.

And also great music, like the main song by Lana del Rey, Young and Beautiful (speaking about drama!)

I’m quite sure the main femenine character, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) is going to be as good as the part Mia Farrow played (if she breaks your nerves and you just want to shake her and say: Get real!  she’s doing a good job).

I’m not that sure about Leonardo DiCaprio, maybe it’s just me but whenever he is acting I just see the actor, never the character he’s playing. I don’t see the bad guy in Tarantino’s last movie, I don’t see the hero in Titanic, I just see DiCaprio, same faces, same movements… same everything, but maybe it’s just me, I can’t like them all!

Anyway, here in Galway both big cinema theatres Omniplex and Eye Cinema are going to play the movie from Thursday 16th of May.

Students have a discount on Monday in Omniplex, a perfect option for our friends in NUIG ( blog for international studies).


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