Monday, May 27, 2013

Raves for Gatsby in 3D

Blown away. I admit it. I went as H's date, expecting nothing. I thought it was poorly cast. I'd read some bad reviews.

Well, I think this film - extravagant, loud, artsy, over the top - captures the very soul of the novel. American excess, American wealth, American detachment, American Dream, American delusion - even the 3D, which I normally dislike, adds to the surrealistic impact. Caraway's journey becomes our own in this perfectly acted, courageously interpreted film. A major achievement!

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