Let’s start out by agreeing that I’m long since past high school, and this is not a book report. Anyway, those viewers who head to the cineplex to see “The Great Gatsby” expecting to see a literary — much less literal — retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel will likely be disappointed. The story has undergone a “two-and-a-half-hour Luhrmannizing.”
Baz Luhrmann, the director of “Romeo + Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge!” has re-bound this tale of love postponed and eventually lost with his signature and singularly excessive visual style.
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