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"The Great Gatsby" (2013) is the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" from the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann. In his adaptation, the filmmaker combines his distinctive visual, sonic, and storytelling styles in 3 dimensions, weaving a Jazz Age cocktail faithful to Fitzgerald's text and relevant to now. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the title role.

The movie follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blueblooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Academy Award nominee DiCaprio ("Django Unchained," "The Aviator") plays Jay Gatsby, with Tobey Maguire starring as Nick Carraway; Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan ("An Education") and Joel Edgerton as Daisy and Tom Buchanan; Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson; and newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker. Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Meyer Wolfshiem.

"The Great Gatsby" (2013) is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in association with A&E Television of a Bazmark/Red Wagon Entertainment production. Oscar nominee Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!") directed the film in 3D from a screenplay he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on Fitzgerald's novel. Luhrmann produced, along with Catherine Martin, Academy Award winner Douglas Wick ("Gladiator"), Lucy Fisher and Catherine Knapman. The executive producers are Academy Award winner Barrie M. Osborne ("The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King"), Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, and Bruce Berman.

Two-time Academy Award-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin ("Moulin Rouge!") designed the film, as well as produced. The director of photography is Simon Duggan, and the editors are Matt Villa, Jason Ballantine and Jonathan Redmond, The music is by Craig Armstrong, with Anton Monsted serving as executive music supervisor and co-producer.

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Genre: Drama
Runtime: 142 mins.
Release Date: May 10, 2013
Tagline: They were careless people. Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness...
Country: Australia, USA
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Companies:
Village Roadshow Pictures
A&E Television
Red Wagon Entertainment

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