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The Great Gatsby-DVD

January 11, 2014
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I hated the Robert Redford/ Mia Farrow version of the book so much I couldn’t  even imagine that the classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald could ever be made into a good movie.  I didn’t bother to see it when it was in the theaters, thinking it would  probably suck.  Furthermore, I  usually don’t like Baz Luhrmann (Director) movies.

However, I was very pleasantly surprised. Robin and I both  really enjoyed the film.  The main difference between the two versions is that DiCaprio (Gatsby) and Mulligan (Daisy) can really act! Tobey Maguire (Nick Carraway) also does a fine job.

Luhrmann re-creates the 1922 prohibition era well and the pace is good.

If you would like to see another and actually interesting version of this classic novel, this film is a good bet.

Rating-7.5 (good movie, well worth renting)

Dave

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