But back to my deal with Luhrmann. Is he an amazing filmmaker? Absolutely. Do I feel like I am on drugs when I watch his films? Yes. And that is what I don't love about his movies. But Gatsby looks like an a work of art and though I don't love his adaptation of Romeo and Juliet I will say it was one of the most influential films in my adolescence (I think it saw three times in the theater.) People loved Moulin Rouge but I couldn't handle it. Australia was ridiculous though. It was like The Wizard of Oz meets Out of Africa plus aborigines. It's just not a needed combination.
And the fashion in all of these films is incredible and Gatsby may take home the big prize. The costumes are incredible. The Vogue cover is a tribute to that and I am obsessed with that shade of green . It is just the best. In other words I will absolutely being seeing the film.