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JAN 09, 2014 - New Statesman

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How did Baz Luhrmann get Fitzgerald’s vision of The Great Gatsby so spectacularly wrong?

The Great Gatsby made a remarkable comeback in 2013, but this adaptation is an American dream gone wrong.The last thing that the narrator Nick Carraway tells us about Jay Gatsby in F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is that he believed in “the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us”. Well, that orgastic future appears to be here, at least for the novel. When Justin Bieber describes a party he has thrown as “some Great Gatsby shit”, there is no doubting that the novel has arrived in the 21st century. Clearly Bieber was referring to the Baz Luhrmann film, ... Read More

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