Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel has already been beset by problems. It was supposed to open last winter, and early images and trailers left many wondering if Luhrmann had sacrificed all the meditative melancholy of Fitzgerald's story of one man and his unrealistic notions of the American Dream for the flash bang wallop of a Jay-Z music video. So let me tell you this: I know I'm supposed to hate this new trailer and I emphatically don't. I'm a book snob and a Gatsby snob but christalmighty this looks good. I can't swear to what the final product will be. Who knows if Luhrmann has included enough actual story to hang all of the pretty pretty shots on, but I am ferociously excited to find out. Fans of the book or earlier film adaptations will get a kick out of the many familiar (and iconic) images. My personal favorite? Poor Myrtle. That sequence looks fantastic. Enjoy!
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