‘The Great Gatsby,’ Moulin Rouged

Warner Bros. Pictures

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For all the ways that Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” (2013) strives to offer a different vision of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, it’s also a familiar one. The film plays like a sequel-in-spirit to Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge!,” another showy period piece front-loaded with dizzying, pop-scored freneticism that eventually gives way to contemplative drama. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby, the enigmatic, high-living Jazz Age millionaire who pulls aspiring writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) into his orbit. Carey Mulligan is Nick’s glamorous cousin, Daisy Buchanan, fateful object of Gatsby’s affections. In supplements, Luhrmann discusses his goal of finding a way to cinematically externalize the largely internalized tale Nick relates.

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