Film adaptations rarely capture the nuances — subtle or otherwise — of their source material. Here are a few examples of those cinematic failures that either should have been done better, or never even attempted.
If you’ve read the track listing, you’ve experienced the album the way the director intended.
It’s not so great…
Ok, ‘Gatsby’, you’ve got my attention.
Spoiler alert. Jay Gatsby was working as a double agent for Abu Nazir.
Because Luhrmann loves period pieces with contemporary music. Juxtaposition!
More like Spazz Luhrman…
F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece novel "The Great Gatsby" has numerous memorable "The Great Gatsby" quotes that sum up the characters, the time period and universal truths from the book. The…
Ellie Kemper to play an undercover high-schooler in Green Day’s remake of ‘The Great Gatsby. Hmm. That doesn’t sound right.
So many Aussies are involved in this project, I’m starting to understand why other countries hate when America does that to their works.
May the best man win.
It will be just like acting school, except that stoner running lines with you is Leonardo DiCaprio.
I haven’t been this upset with Affleck since ‘Reindeer Games’.
She’d better look both ways before joining.
Ben Affleck is in talks to join director Baz Luhrmann’s new version of the literary classic I somewhat remember from high school english class.
He wants to spend a good amount of time really exploring the world of Fitzgerald (re: drink bourbon).
The Great Three-Dimensional Gatsby.
Carey Mulligan consistently looks like she just woke up from a nap. A nap where she dreamed about crying. Despite this, she’s a hot property in Hollywood these days.
There can be only one.
As is the trend nowadays, Baz Luhrmann is using the casting process of his new film as an opportunity to meet Natalie Portman. The director is in search for an actress to portray Daisy Buchanan opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in his adaptation of the classic novel, The Great Gatsby.
Luhrmann workshopped the script with DiCaprio, Maguire, and Rebecca Hall but wants to expand his efforts to find the right fit. Though Hall still remains in the running, the director is also planning to shoot tests with the usual suspects: Keira Knightley, Amanda Seyfried, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson, and the recently-single Blake Lively. I see what you're doing there Baz, and I'm disappointed. I'd expect that kind of behavior from John Mayer. Not from you. (Deadline)