Anatomy of The Great Gatsby: Literary Traveler takes on Luhrmann

When it came time for someone to review the latest film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, we could not delegate the task.  It's not that no one was up for the job-- in fact, quite opposite-- we all were.  After seeing the film, the office was abuzz with talk of the choices Baz Luhrmann made:  the influence of music, the actors' portrayals, the drama, the spectacle, and, of course, all three dimensions.  Each staff member had a differing opinion, often times contradicting one another's readings of  the exact same scene.  The only thing we all had in common was our zealous love for Fitzgerald's cl...

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