" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

July 8, 2012

"The Great Gatsby" in 3-D?!

I can't wait to see this one at Christmas.
From "The Guardian" newspaper;
"The director has built an entire CG replica of 1920s Manhattan, complete with spotlights and Model Ts, and the 3D technology allows us to whoosh through its streets in a giddy rush, as we do right at the start of the trailer.  
F Scott Fitzgerald might not have expressly written that scene into his novel, but it's tremendously evocative.
 Also, because this is a Baz Luhrmann film about the jazz age, it goes without saying that The Great Gatsby will feature some spectacular party sequences. 
These are hinted at in the trailer – all confetti and swimming pools and manically flailing flappers – and 3D is bound to bring them alive. 
Either that or, if they're as similar to the party scenes in 
Moulin Rouge as they appear in the trailer, they'll give you such colossal motion sickness that you'll need to retire to a dark room with a flannel over your face for a week.
 But, as anyone who's ever taken A-level English knows, there's more to The Great Gatsby than old-timey razzle-dazzle
If the 3D is to really do its job, it needs to do justice to its more contemplative moments, too. Fortunately, it appears to do so. 
Take the scene where Gatsby impresses Daisy with his superficial opulence: truly, audiences will have never witnessed Leonardo DiCaprio flinging a selection of good-quality pastel shirts at them until they've witnessed him doing it in 3D here. 
Nor will they have ever felt that Tom Buchanan has put the end of his cigar quite so unusually close to their faces. 
Nor will they have ever felt like the eyes of Dr TJ Eckleberg have been staring at them quite so intently, even though they're painted on a wall so they don't really work that well in 3D
But you get the idea."
Looks great to me ;- )
I wrote a post that involved my reading The Great Gatsby here;
Synchronicity Happens: Part 1

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