the great gatsby (2012)

Fashion films

This is a comprehensive list of fashion films by categories:

1. Documentaries:

  1. Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel (2011)
  2. Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (2007)
  3. The September Issue (2009)
  4. Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)
  5. Valentino: the last emperor (2008)
  6. Yves Saint Laurent: L'amour fou (2010)
  7. Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
  8. In Vogue: the editor’s eye (2012)
  9. Fashion Victim: the killing of Gianni Versace (2001)
  10. Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)
  11. J.Crew and the Man Who Dressed America (2012)
  12. This is My Dream (2011)
  13. A Man’s Story (2010)
  14. OWN Visionaries: Tom Ford (2011)
  15. Picture me: A model’s diary (2009)
  16. Don’t tell my Booker (2007)

2. Biographic films about designers/fashion icons:

1)     Coco avant Chanel (2009)

2)     Gia (1988)

3)     Factory girl (2006)

4)     Ciao Manhattan (1972)

5)     The bitter tears of Petra von Kant

3. Fashion-themed movies:

1)     Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

2)     Sex and the City 1 & 2

3)     The women (2008)

4)     Fashion (2008)

5)     Funny Face (1957)

6)     Prêt – à – Porter (1994)

7)      Rage (2009)

8)     Point&Shoot (2004)

9)     Garmento (2002)

10)  Mahogany (1975)

11)  Cover Girl (1944)

12)  Blowup (1966)

13)  Girl Model (2011)

4. Movies that generates influential styles/trends:

1)     Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

2)     Clueless (1995)

3)     Nine (2009)

4)     The Antonement (2007)

5)     Legally blonde (2001)

6)     Monte Carlo (2011)

7)     Blade runner (1982)

8)     Grease (1978)

9)     Annie Hall (1977)

10)  American Graffiti (1973)

11)  Working girl (1988)

12)  Flashdance (1983)

13)  Rebel without a Cause (1955)

14)  Bonnie & Clyde (1967)

15)  Zoolander (2001)

5. Movies that won Oscar’s best costume design

1)     The Great Gatsby (2013)

2)     Anna Karenina (2012)

3)     The Artist (2011)

4)     Alice in Wonderland (2010)

5)     The Young Victoria (2009)

6)     The Duchess (2008)

7)     Elizabeth: the golden age (2007)

8)     Marie Antoinette (2006)

9)     Memoirs of Geisha  (2005)

10)  The Aviator (2004)

11)  The lord of the rings: the return of the king (2003)

12)  Chicago (2002)

13)  Moulin Rouge (2001)

14)  Gladiator (2000)

15)  Topsy-Turvy (1999)

16)  Shakespeare in love (1998)

17)  Titanic (1997)

18)  The English Patient (1996)

19)  Restoration (1995)

20)  The adventure of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

21)  The age of Innocence (1993)

22)  Bram Stoker’s Dracula

23)  Bugsy (1991)

24)  Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

25)  Henry V (1989)

26)  Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

27)  The Last Emperor (1987)

28)  A Room with a View (1986)

29)  Ran (1985)

30)  Amadeus (1984)

31)  Fanny and Alexander (1983)

32)  Ghandi (1982)

33)  Chariots of Fire (1981)

34)  Tess (1980)

35)  All that Jazz (1979)

36)  Death on the Nile (1978)

37)  Star Wars (1977)

38)  Fellini’s Casanova (1976)

39)  Barry Lyndon (1975)

40)  The Great Gatsby (1974)

41)  The Sting (1973)

42)  Travels with my Aunt (1972)

43)  Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

44)  Cromwell (1970)

45)  Anne of the thousand days (1969)

46)  Romeo and Juliet (1968)

47)  Camelot (1967)

48)  A man for all seasons (1966 – color)

49)  Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966 – black & white)

50)  Doctor Zhivago (1965 – color)

51)  Darling (1965 – black & white)

52)  My fair lady (1964 – color)

53)  The nights of Iguana (1964 – black & white)

54)  Cleopatra (1963 – Color)

55)  8 ½ (1963 – black & white)

56)  The wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm (1962 – color)

57)  What ever happened to Baby Jane (1962 – black & white)

58)  West Side Story (1961 – color)

59)  La Dolce Vita (1961 – black & white)

60)  Spartacus (1960 – color)

61)  The facts of life (1960 – black & white)

62)  Ben-Hur (1959 – color)

63)  Some like it hot (1959 – black & white)

64)  Gigi (1958)

65)  Les Girls (1957)

66)  The King and I (1956 – color)

67)  The solid Gold Cadillac (1956 – black & white)

68)  Love is a many-splendored thing  (1955 – color)

69)  I’ll cry tomorrow (1955 – black & white)

70)  Gate of Hell (1954 – color)

71)  Sabrina (1954 – black & white)

72)  The robe (1953 – color)

73)  The roman holiday (1953 – black & white)

74)  Moulin Rouge (1952 – color)

75)  The bad and the beautiful (1952 – black & white)

76)  An American in Paris ( 1951 – color)

77)  A place in the sun (1951 – black & white)

78)  Samson and Delilah (1950 – color)

79)  All about Eve (1950 – black & white)

80)  Adventure of Don Juan (1949 – color)

81)  The Heiress (1949 – black & white)

82)  Joan or Arc (1948 - color)

83)  Hamlet (1948 – black & white)


The Signs In Movies


-Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby (2013)

-Kara Hayward as Suzy Bishop in Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

-Emile Hirsch as Christopher McCandless in Into The Wild (2007)

-Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000)

-Abigail Breslin as Olive Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

-James Franco as Aron Ralston in 127 Hours (2010) 


-Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (2001)

-Ryan Gosling as Noah Calhoun in The Notebook (2004)

-Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles in Ray (2004) 

-Charlize Theron as Candy Kendall in The Cider House Rules (1999)

-Jared Leto as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

-Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler (2014)


-Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette (2006)

-Adrien Brody as Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (2002)

-Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

-Barbara Streisand as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! (1969)

-Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher in The Blind Side (2009)

-Ellen Page as Juno MacGuff in Juno (2007)


-Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott in Scream (1996)

-Owen Wilson as Gil Pender in Midnight in Paris (2011)

-Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994)

-Adele Exarchopoulos as Adele in Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)

-Jennifer Grey as Frances “Baby” Houseman in Dirty Dancing (1987)

-Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013)


-Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark in The Help (2011)

-Dev Patel as Jamal Malik in Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

-Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (2007)

-Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish in The Breakfast Club (1985)

-Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

-Amy Adams as Charlene Fleming in The Fighter (2010)


-Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network (2010)

-Samantha Barks as Eponine in Les Miserables (2012)

-Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln (2012)

-Tony Revolori as Zero Moustafa in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

-Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978)

-Alan Ruck as Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)


-Winona Ryder as Veronica Sawyer in Heathers (1988)

-Beyonce Knowles as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls (2006)

-George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill in O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000)

-Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind (1939)

-Ewan McGregor as Edward Bloom in Big Fish (2003)

-Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980)


-Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (2014)

-Alicia Keys as June Boatwright in The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

-Renee Zellweger as Roxy Hart in Chicago (2002)

-Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

-Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999)

-Rachel McAdams as Regina George in Mean Girls (2004)


-Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty in On The Road (2012)

-Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000)

-Emma Watson as Nicki Moore in The Bling Ring (2013)

-Aubrey Plaza as Brandy Klark in The To Do List (2013)

-Stacey Dash as Dionne Davenport in Clueless (1995)

-Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote in The Help (2011)


-Shameik Moore as Malcolm Adekanbi in Dope (2015)

-Maika Monroe as Jay Height in It Follows (2014)

-Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

-Will Smith as Dr. Robert Neville in I Am Legend (2007)

-Uma Thurman as The Bride in Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

-Emily Blunt as The Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods (2014)


-Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

-Julianne Moore as Maggie in Boogie Nights (1997)

-Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose (2007)

-Danny Kaye as Phil Davis in White Christmas (1954)

-Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000)

-Jim Sturgess as Jude in Across The Universe (2007)


-Logan Lerman as Charlie Kelmeckis in The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012)

-Gabourey Sidibe as Claireece “Precious” Jones in Precious (2009)

-Jeremy Irvine as Albert Narracott in War Horse (2011)

-Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park (1993)

-Jennifer Hudson as Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006)

-Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997)

  • *this is (obviously) just my opinion so pls don't flip out
  • Aries: American Psycho (2000), Dir. Mary Harron
  • Taurus: The Riot Club (2014), Dir. Lone Scherfig
  • Gemini: The Talented Mr. Ripley (2000), Dir. Anthony Minghella
  • Cancer: The Great Gatsby (2012), Dir. Baz Luhrmann
  • Leo: American Beauty (1999), Dir. Sam Mendes
  • Virgo: Se7en (1995), Dir. David Fincher
  • Libra: Dorian Gray (2009), Dir. Oliver Parker
  • Scorpio: Cruel Intentions (1999), Dir. Roger Kumble
  • Sagittarius: The Dreamers (2003), Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Capricorn: Filth (2013), Dir. Jon Baird
  • Aquarius: Stoker (2013), Dir. Park Chan Wook
  • Pisces: Requiem For A Dream (2000), Dir. Darren Aronofsky

anonymous asked:

do u have any film recommendations? like what are ur fav films?

AAHHH okay short list in no particular order:

inception (2010)
rebel without a cause (1955)
beginners (2010)
the shining (1980)
león the professional (1994)
amélie (2001)
2001: a space odyssey (1968)
chungking express (1994)
whiplash (2014)
my own private idaho (1991)
romeo+juliet (1996)
taxi driver (1976)
trainspotting (1996)
the secret of roan inish (1994)
dead poets society (1989)
reservoir dogs (1992)
pacific rim (2013)
princess mononoke (1997)
inglourious basterds (2009)
the hunt (2012)
the fall (2006)
chicago (2002)
kiki’s delivery service (1989)
american beauty (1999)
kill your darlings (2013)
clerks (1994)
gone girl (2014)
drive (2011)
fight club (1999)
the social network (2010)
akira (1988)
electrick children (2012)
boogie nights (1997)
the princess diaries (2001)
free fall (2013)
sympathy for mr. vengeance (2002)
hedwig and the angry inch (2001)
zodiac (2007)
when harry met sally (1989)
pulp fiction (1994)
kill bill: vol 1 (2003)
battle royale (2000)
hairspray (2007)
beetlejuice (1988)
jesus camp (2006)
the sound of music (1965)
the virgin suicides (1999)
harold and maude (1971)
the wind rises (2013)
the place beyond the pines (2012)
heathers (1989)
the breakfast club (1985)
carrie (1976)
four rooms (1995)
atonement (2007)
being john malkovich (1999)
good will hunting (1997)
before the fall (2004)
pride and prejudice (2005)
i killed my mother (2009)
prisoners (2013)
no country for old men (2007)
the great gatsby (2012)
from dusk till dawn (1996)
brokeback mountain (2005)
the good, the bad, and the ugly (1966)
chinatown (1974)
footloose (1984)
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (2004)
se7en (1995)
v for vendetta (2005)
her (2013)
lost in translation (2003)
but i’m a cheerleader (1999)
high fidelity (2000)
black swan (2010)
moonrise kingdom (2012)
clueless (1995)
gattaca (1997)
juno (2007)

those r all the ones i can think of right now but yeah!!! movies!

Movies For The Signs

* Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
* The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
* Whiplash (2014)

* Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (2012)
* Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
* The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

* Amelie (2001)
* Men, Women, And Children (2014)
* Welcome To Me (2014)

* Skeleton Twins (2014)
* Carrie (1976)
* Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

* Heathers (1988)
* The Great Gatsby (2013)
* Chicago (2002)

* Leap Year (2010)
* A Trip To The Moon (1902)
* Memoirs Of A Geisha (2005)

* Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
* Love And Other Drugs (2010)
* If I Stay (2014)

* Black Swan (2010)
* Sweeney Todd (2007)
* Warm Bodies (2013)

* American Hustle (2013)
* Life Of Pi (2012)
* Adventureland (2009)

* V For Vendetta (2005)
* Spotlight (2015)
* The Breakfast Club (1985)

* Mr. Nobody (2009)
* What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
* Birdman (2014)

* Grease (1978)
* Electrick Children (2012)
* Pretty In Pink (1986)

what movie would I watch like as I would watch it for the first time? (sorry if there’s a grammar issue)

that’s a though one^^

I think i’m gonna go with ‘The Great Gatsby (2012)’. It’s one of my favorite movies and it completely changed the way I see the world. If you haven’t seen that movie yet, I recommend to watch it!

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When my family and I first moved to the United States, I actively tried to make myself more American. I succeeded in conditioning myself to speak with an American accent with only a slight Embassy Kid undertone but on some level, my efforts are futile. I think apple pie is disgusting, I fell asleep during the one baseball game I ever attended, and, drumroll please, I am not a fan of The Great Gatsby. “Over the Love” was featured on the soundtrack of the 2012 film directed by Baz Luhrmann and to further blaspheme my name, I thought the movie was better than the book or at least, wasn’t as universally praised such that it fell massively short of the pedestal people put it on. I heard the criticism of the soundtrack being too anachronistic, with Fergie and Lana del Rey and Florence + the Machine, but in some way, this haphazard selection seemed far more appropriate than explicitly jazz age music since the primary characteristic of the Roaring Twenties was change and conglomerations of the old and new, the end of the Gilded Age and the euphoria before the despair of the Great Depression.

But in any case, I think “Over the Love” defines the dark underbelly of the American Dream in a way that’s less hackneyed than the novel with its literal Valley of the Ashes. Its literal juxtaposition of love and death is pronounced without being affected and subtler than the novel or the film. It is the direct confrontation of the hypocrisy of the Gilded Age and utilizes the long-standing metaphor of the green light that illuminated the downfall of Gatsby’s dream in Fitzgerald’s original novel.

But full disclosure, a lot of my dislike for Gatsby comes from two factors: first, F. Scott Fitzgerald was an awful husband, stimulating panic attacks in his wife Zelda and admitting her into mental hospitals and then pilfering her work and passing it off as his own. On further consideration, in spite of his friend Ernest Hemingway being derided as the ultimate misogynist of the Lost Generation, I have to give that particular distinction to Fitzgerald because in spite of Hemingway’s womanizing and alcoholism, at least he never intentionally drove any of his wives into psychosis. I think that Fitzgerald might have seen himself as Nick Carraway, but in all honesty, he reminds me far more of Gatsby with his delusions of grandeur and obsessiveness with Daisy. Plus, during AP English junior year of high school, we had to perform a musical on a section of The Great Gatsby and it was the physical representation of a chain of dominos tumbling down while tinny arrangements of Vampire Weekend songs inappropriately provided the soundtrack (sorry Tina, but it’s true). I sang and I danced and I sneezed at possibly the most abjectly inopportune moment and whoever has that video has some great blackmail material on all of us. But, the overalls I wore when playing Wilson were as fashionable as they come, and I used rehearsals to sneak off with my boyfriend at the time for hours on end, which ended up really annoying my group for some reason not to mention my parents when they inadvertently found out.

“Over the Love” is rather reminiscent of Zadie Smith’s take on New York City. I hadn’t spent much time in New York before college but I’ve been spending increasing amounts of time in the city and from an outsider’s perspective that has seen a lot of the world, I relate to her conflicting emotions about the city. Smith published “White Teeth” in 2000 when she was in her early 20s and it was the first “adult” novel I ever read. Her voice thankfully lacked both the overly romantic and the hypercritical voices that I had come to associate with most millennial writers and absolutely despise. Her appraisal on New York is as sharp and biting as hers on London but stops short of true disdain or contempt.  My favorite passage from her essay, “Find Your Beach” which appeared in the New York Times Book Review last October is: “You don’t come to live here unless the delusion of a reality shaped around your own desires isn’t a strong aspect of your personality. “A reality shaped around your own desires”- there’s something sociopathic about that ambition.”

The nature of New York is almost an exaggerated state of the American Dream, individualism to an extreme level combined with an exacting desire to maintain social order and propriety. The West Coast is a different sort of uptight than New York because people are encouraged to hide their innate tendencies with a mask of laissez faire attitude towards life, which makes New York all the more jarring. The city doesn’t coddle you, allowing you to be a child who cares for nothing more than Ghirardelli and good strong wine like San Francisco, or hide from the dark of the world in quiet rain and pseudo-hipster music clubs reeking of clove cigarettes like Seattle does, but faces the dark of the world with an almost vindictive attitude that says “The world sucks and we’re going to revel in the awful by being at the very top no matter who we have to drag down in the process.” And it’s also grossly expensive to live there on top of everything else.

“Over the Love” has that same maddened state of calm, unceasing and getting more frenzied as the song progresses but with no hint of losing control because from what I know about New Yorkers, they value their sense of control more than almost anything else in the world. The gender roles are also more defined than on the West Coast, and to be aware of it is crippling, just ask Ellen Olenska; the white lace gloves came off and they can’t ever be put back on as if no such realization occurred. The women are to be like Daisy Buchanan in a way, beautiful and light and never off their game, but on some level, accepting of their lot in life in a way I can never be. They are to be attractive and intelligent, strong and independent but never strong and independent in a way that visibly emasculates their partners.

“Over the Love” feels like Florence’s search for some semblance of humanity in the forced stoicism of New York City and when she finally finds it, she’s at a loss because it’s not compassionate or merciful but as revolting as humanity can get. But the only road we all go down is towards death, and the song ends with that menacing repeated line “I can see the green light, I can see it in your eyes” because some emotions are universal no matter how devastating they end up being.

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1. 2011 Emmy Awards wearing Donna Karan 

2. 2014 Cosmopolitan’s Summer Bash wearing Julien Macdonald 

3. 2012 Met Gala wearing Donna Karan 

4. 2013 Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Oscar Party wearing Naeem Khan 

5. 2011 amFAR Gala wearing Elie Saab 

6. 2013 “Great Gatsby” World Premiere wearing Versace 

7. 2012 Elton John Oscar Party wearing J. Mendel 

8. 2013 SAG Awards wearing Elie Saab 

9. 2014 Atelier Versace Fall 14 Show wearing Versace 

10. 2014 “Vampire Diaries 100 Episodes Celebration” wearing Naeem Khan 


The Great Gatsby (2012) Trailer

I’m not too keen on how it looks to be presented. I am getting flashbacks to Vanity Fair (2004) - not good. 

The trailer for The Great Gatsby has stirred up quite the buzz. See this article were two Huffington Post editors discuss the film, the characters, and more. How do YOU feel about it?

Jay-Z! Kanye! Jack White Doing U2! The trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” caused a bit of an uproar as soon as it landed on the internet on Tuesday afternoon. Some thought it was a beautiful and extremely encouraging sign for what’s to come, while others found it overblown and generally disappointing.

Here at HuffPost, two of our editors – Kia Makarechi on Entertainment and Andrew Losowsky on Books – found some time to chat about the film’s casting and overall aesthetic. Read their comments on the trailer below, vote in the poll that follows and weigh in with your own thoughts in the comments. The film hits theaters on Dec. 25.

Makarechi: First off, I’m a bit ashamed to admit I had high hopes. The song – I don’t think the anachronism bothered me so much as its irrelevance. It’s too obvious to use for anything other than mood. The title and the scant few relevant lyrics (“No Church in the Wild,” “Love is cursed by monogamy,” “What’s a god to a non-believer, who don’t believe in anything?”) seem like too pedestrian of a connection to be included. Also, they should have cut out Frank Ocean’s vocals and just used the bass line.

Losowsky: I loved what Luhrmann did with “Romeo and Juliet,” but that was a tale of youthful exuberance. “Moulin Rouge” was ridiculous and enjoyable, but that was a melodrama. “Gatsby” is a different beast altogether. It’s a tale of extravagant boredom, of wealth that exists seemingly without consequence, romanticism that fails to gloss over love. I have no problem with loose adaptations of novels – they are, after all, different media, that have different narrative demands and expectations. But the biggest question is, does it still feel like “Gatsby”?

My first issue is with the casting. The eponymous character is a blank slate, on which stories great and evil can be placed with equal ease. Think Viggo Mortensen in “A History of Violence”; the movie rests on the ability to stare at this man and think “Could he?” Leo, on the other hand, is famously baby-faced. He couldn’t let the shadow of war and bootlegging shudder through his visage, even if he wanted to. He doesn’t have the cheekbones.

Also, though he’s perfectly fine in some movies, he mostly does have three ways of acting, all of which are in evidence in this trailer: Leo smug. Leo sad. LEO SMASH.

If Mortensen isn’t available (or can’t be made to look convincingly enough “a year or two over thirty” as the book has it) then how about Michael Fassbender? The immensely creepy “Prometheus” trailer should convince you of his ability to make you both like and fear him through a simple smile.

Makarechi: After “J. Edgar,” I’ll never doubt that studios believe Leo can play anyone. But Gatsby seems more textured than Leo – more subtle. Leo’s roles, from “Catch Me If You Can” to “Inception” to “The Departed,” revolve around a certain pace that seems out of sync with something like Gatsby. There’s a different sort of urgency, one that is more pained and less deliberate, to Gatsby’s character. I can’t see Leo handling the crippling insecurity that Gatsby faces and then making the transition into a man emboldened by love to the point of standing up to the brutish Tom Buchanan.

Who would you cast as Gatsby?

 Leonardo DiCaprio

 Michael Fassbender

 Viggo Mortensen


Makarechi: Carey Mulligan as Daisy. Daisy, who Fitzgerald brilliantly describes as speaking with “an unthoughtful sadness,” is so far removed from the quiet charm we’ve come to know Mulligan for her inclusion seems an insurmountable conflict. She’d be better suited by a Michelle Williams, or someone like a younger Jessica Simpson (half joking on the latter).

Losowsky: Carey Mulligan is a little too elfin for my liking. Daisy is a girl pretending to be a woman; Anna Kendrick or, perhaps better, Abbie Cornish seem more suited to the role.

Who would you cast as Daisy?

 Carey Mulligan

 Michelle Williams

 Anna Kendrick

 Abbie Cornish


Losowsky: Since I first heard of his being cast, Maguire never convinced me as being able to portray Nick Carroway. Though he can pull off the cheeky smile of privilege well enough, as an actor he’s not bold enough to mistakenly appear confident, then lose his ability to keep up with events, and then end wiser and sadder in the end. Let alone sweep a champion golfer off her putter.

I’d prefer to see Zac Efron in the role. He played the ingenue brilliantly in “Me and Orson Welles,” while also proving he could play the second string to a charismatic bastard extremely well.

Makarechi: Tobey Maguire as Nick just seems wrong to me. All of “The Great Gatsby” comes to us from Carraway, who must be someone with a larger presence. Nick is funny – really funny – and arrogant yet self-aware. Tobey Maguire is Spider-Man. I can’t see him affecting “a haunting loneliness in the metropolitan twilight,” as the text will demand of him. It’s just wrong. Give it to someone like, and I really hesitate to say this, Gosling.

Maguire and DiCaprio look like they’re playing dress up. Gatsby, of course, actually is playing dress up, but at least he’s doing it in clothes that don’t look like he put them on for the first time.

Who would you cast as Nick?

 Tobey Maguire

 Ryan Gosling

 Zac Efron


Losowsky: However, what troubles me most about the entire affair are the nature of the onscreen parties. In the book, they are redolent of cocktails and boredom, filled with attempts to provide fleeting distractions from tiresome conversations among uninteresting people. When Fitzgerald writes “between the numbers, people were doing ‘stunts’ all over the garden while happy vacuous bursts of laughter rose toward the summer sky,” I’m not sure he was thinking of bacchanalian set pieces that would rival an orgy staged by Bono and Julie Taymar for the joint birthdays of Russian oligarchs and Silvio Berlusconi. Yet this is what we are being presented. In glorious 3-D at that.

Based solely on this short trailer, this movie looks like it’s going to be a spectacular, blockbusting melodrama of epic proportions. It might make for great cinema, but it certainly isn’t “Great Gatsby.”

Makarechi: On another note – I hope they don’t cut out the scene in which Daisy and Tom eat fried chicken after the first bout of catastrophe. I like that scene.