Posts tagged Leonardo DiCaprio

The Wolf of Wall Street

I will see any film with Leonardo DeCaprio in it, especially when it's directed by Martin Scorsese and based on a real story, so I was pretty excited when I went into the cinema.

The opening scene lays out exactly where the film is going, unfortunately it stays there a bit too long for me. Of course Leo gives a great performance, when doesn't he? And the film is hilarious in parts, especially the overdose scene, you can see why Leo won a Best Actor in a comedy award, although Matthew McConaughey was pretty funny too. But why is it so long?

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Visually sumptuous with fabulous music and gorgeous movie stars telling a tale of love, jealousy, materialism and self creation. Baz Lurhmanns "The Great Gatsby" is a real crowd pleaser... Naomi Rossdeutscher

I have watched Robert Redford and Mia Farrow in the 1974 version of "The Great Gatsby" many, many times over the years and I don't care what people say, I love it.

I tried to see Baz Lurhmanns version with an open mind, without comparing, but that turned out to be impossible with such strong memories of Redfords subtly, his lines, expressions, outfits, strangely his bathing suit and the house. I remember the frustrating tragic turns in the story and Mia Farrows 'Daisy' as a perfectly vacuous, uncaring dope.

In that earlier film, Gatsby seemed more mysterious and coolly refined, and the parties felt more real. But that's okay... I love that film and now here's a new one to love, packaged up nicely in modern technology.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO as Jay Gatsby and CAREY MULLIGAN as Daisy Buchanan in Warner Bros. Pictures' drama THE GREAT GATSBY, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

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