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The project is based on John D. MacDonald’s The Deep Blue Good-By, the first in a series of 21 novels centered around McGee, a Florida-based detective. It was published in 1964, and follows a treasure smuggled home by a soldier after WWII.
Like the director’s other works, The Great Gatsby is noticeably, unmistakably Luhrmann’s and whether or not you believe in his vision is largely dependent on your tolerance of the man’s idea of spectacle. It would be nearly impossible to outdo Mr. Fitzgerald, and so Luhrmann tries to visually gives us as different a world as possible while still maintaining the quality of the venerable writer’s pages. It’s not the movie Fitzgerald would have written, but he was never all that good at creating screenplays, anyway.
Sean praised in particular Leonardo DiCaprio's turn as the mysterious Mr. Gatsby. Kristy on the other hand openly admits to hating the movie, declaring DiCaprio miscast and....
Now, we’re not trying to say that DiCaprio’s in danger of becoming the next Al Pacino, who works himself into such a lather at inopportune times that his on-screen screaming tirades have become a bit of a pop-culture joke, but it is interesting to see the occasions where DiCaprio taps into a well of fury spliced together in one reel. I wouldn’t normally associate DiCaprio with angry characters.
Here’s the odd part: Gatsby is set to open in the States on May 10, going day-and-date in France with the May 15 screening in Cannes. In years past, Cannes has turned down films that have opened elsewhere already, so the fest’s relationship with Luhrmann must have helped solidify Gatsby as the choice to open this year’s Cannes activities.
This will be the second collaboration between DiCaprio and Cooper, who teamed up for Cooper’s upcoming crime thriller Out of the Furnace, which DiCaprio was originally supposed to star in before the role was filled by Christian Bale. But while Cooper was busy with that, DiCaprio was filming Martin Scorcese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which will be out later this year.
Jay-Z and singer-songwriter Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts have been confirmed as working on the film score for Gatsby, as reported on Twitter. “(We) have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC The Great Gatsby,” Samuels tweeted. “It is too DOPE for words!”
What makes Leonardo DiCaprio's performance in Django Unchained so thrilling is that he allows himself to go above and beyond what we normally see from him. While in his past DiCaprio has shown himself to be a very serious actor regularly in the hunt for an Academy Award...
Leonardo DiCaprio is currently riding yet another wave of critical acclaim, as awards nominations pile up for his performance in Django Unchained and rumors of another Oscar nomination- -and maybe even a win this time-- start getting louder and louder. But once upon a time DiCaprio would have been competing against himself for all that attention
The film has been in production in New York for a few weeks now, and today EW has a look at DiCaprio in action. The image below appears to have the hot shot being carted off by authorities, and in the background you can spot Kyle Chandler as Patrick Denham, the FBI agent who brought Belfort down.
It’s kind of a good thing that Weinstein already helped sell us on Django with early trailers and cast photos, because this poster effort is pretty bland. The tagline isn’t very fresh, and the idea of Photoshopped leads posing for a camera doesn’t do much to excite about Django.
The new trailer gives us an in-depth look at DiCaprio’s approach to playing a flat-out maniac, while simultaneously taking us on a better tour of Candi Land … his vicious Southern plantation. It ramps up the action and the gunplay, where earlier clips showed us the dialogue and the root of the relationships. This, finally, looks like a Tarantino genre picture.
Anyone who was looking forward to a serious Leonardo DiCaprio double feature this Christmas is going to have to change their plans. While both Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby had been scheduled to open on the historically crowded December 25 holiday
That's some pipe Mr. Candie has there, befitting a character who looks to be as evil as any villain Tarantino has created. Christoph Waltz, who played the unforgettably evil Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds, gets a chance to be in hero mode this time around, teaming up with escaped slave Django
With its anachronistic soundtrack, abundance of slo-mo and in-your-face emoting, I personally found the movie's first trailer too much all around. However these new images are pulling me back into the sway of Gatsby's enchanting world of glitz and deceit.
The minute The Dark Knight opened in 2008 to the kind of critical acclaim and box office that almost never happens, everyone started talking about the sequel-- and the loudest ones were probably the executives at Warner Bros., who were surely eager to keep the money train rolling
Sometimes we get our first look at highly anticipated movies as gloriously high-res downloads from Apple, with an elegant poster or images to go along with it. And then sometimes fate and studios throw a bad hand to movie fans and allow Entertainment Tonight the first look at a trailer
Terrence Winter, the Boardwalk Empire creator who collaborated with Scorsese on that show's pilot episode, adapted the script from Jordan Belfort's own memoir. The whole thing sounds about as big a turnaround as you can imagine for Scorsese, who championed his expensive 3D film Hugo for months
If you thought you were excited to see Foxx as an escaped slave on a mission and Waltz as the bounty hunter who helps him, just wait till you get a gander at Leonardo DiCaprio as the sadistic slave owner Calvin Candle. That image, plus one of our heroes, is below
DiCaprio will play Jordan Belfort, an actual Wall Street maven who ascended through the financial ranks but was brought down by his hard-partying ways and eventual drug and alcohol addictions.
Mystic River. Shutter Island. Gone Baby Gone. Each of these heartbreaking, pulse-pounding and critically acclaimed movies came from the enigma-manufacturing mind of Boston-born novelist Dennis Lehane. Based on his absorbing detective novels, each thriller offers not only a frightful mystery but also a flawed yet fantastic cast of characters that bind viewers to a fast-paced and twisting journey.
It’s hard to believe that after 11 Oscar wins and more than $1 billion in global box office receipts, Titanic needs to be defended. Hopefully this re-release convinces naysayers to give it another shot
After his venture into family friendly fare, Martin Scorsese has decided to reunite with his latest recurring collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street, a biopic based on Jordan Belfort's shocking memoir which detailed his avarice and exploits as a high-powered stockbroker in the 1980s and '90s. Fueled by hard drugs, wild parties, casual sex and insane paydays, Belfort was the toast of Wall Street and a millionaire by 26.
Who will he play? No idea. By this point, I thought Tarantino ohad locked up his major casting motions, with Jamie Foxx in line to play Django, a freed slave having to fight to get his wife (Kerry Washington) out of detention; Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie, a sadistic ranch owner who makes captive men fight to the death on his property...
Leonardo DiCaprio has spent almost his entire career playing the protagonist, but it seems that he's ready for a change. Next Christmas he will star in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained as the sadistic, evil slaveowner Calvin Candie and last November he signed on to play HH Holmes in the adaptation of Erik Larson's novel The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America.