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Adaptation of Fitzgerald classic 'Great Gatsby' is all glitter and no soul

Carey Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Jay Gatsby in the latest film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby."
Carey Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Jay Gatsby in the latest film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby."
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If any piece of classic American literature should be depicted on film with wildly decadent and boldly inventive style, it’s “The Great Gatsby.” After all, who was the character of Jay Gatsby himself if not a spinner of grandiose tales and a peddler of lavish dreams? And Baz Luhrmann would seem like the ideal director to bring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story to the screen yet again, to breathe new life into these revered words, having ...


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