Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Great Gatsby: It better be worth the Great Wait

A trailer to The Great Gatsby was first circulated in August 2012 and at the time it was set for a release date around Christmas. Even that date had been a postponement from an earlier release. I took the opportunity to re-read the book. I finished the book. The release date came and went without so much as a tinkle of a champagne glass and we forgot all about it.

What has happened in the meantime is anyone's guess. It is hard to imagine a more capable film-maker than Baz Luhrmann to transform the Great American Novel to glorious 21st century high-definition technicolour, so the delay can only be speculated upon. There has been talk of clashing release dates in the past. May 10 seems like a fairly reliable one to put in your diary.

There's a nice Vanity Fair piece on the mansion here

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