The not-so-great ‘Gatsby’

I’M sure never in his wildest dreams did F. Scott Fitzgerald imagine his book “The Great Gatsby” reincarnated as a 3D movie. But Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge!”, “Romeo+Juliet,” “Australia”) is one director who delights in creating something that pushes the envelope.

Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is definitely more mind-blowing than any of the book’s three earlier screen adaptations. It is as if he wanted to capture the gaudiness of the Jazz Age, an era of excess, decadence and flamboyance, by filling the screen with action, color and music. No muted moments here. Everything jumps out at the audience demanding full attention. Read more