When the first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby was released a year ago, it was set to the music of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," from the sometimes duo's incredibly self-important Watch the Throne album.
On the surface it made sense. Jay-Z -- who retired as a rapper in ... More >>
F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age-set novel The Great Gatbsy has long been considered pretty unfilmable, despite it's having been filmed again and again. The story of a war vet peeking into the lavish life of the title rich man and finding parties, costumes, and lunacy, just might be better on the writ ... More >>
I have to admit I've sometimes found Andrew Garfield to be a bit irritating in other projects, but as The Amazing Spider-Man, he totally ensnared me into his web.
First of all, I happen to like his looks.
He's lanky, with large features--saucer eyes, bulbous nose, juicy lips--and the camera adores ... More >>
Coming this Christmas for Oscar consideration is another screen version of The Great Gatsby, this one starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan and directed by Moulin Rouge! applier Baz Luhrmann.
But if the trailer is any indication, this thing still needs werque...I mean work.
"Park Avenue," by Stephen WilkesWhen we first saw the photographs making up Stephen Wilkes' "New York: Day to Night" series, we gasped. We have long loved Magritte's "Empire of Light" painting, which plays with simultaneous experiences of darkness and light (you know, the one with the blue, d ... More >>
In 1974, the inaugural issue of People magazine was released, featuring Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan from Gatsby, "The year's next big movie." That film, what we would argue is the quintessential, and most beautiful/tragic Gatsby, also featured Robert Redford, with the screenplay written by F ... More >>