The vulgarity of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is designed to win over the young audience, and it suggests that Luhrmann’s less a filmmaker than a music-video director with endless resources and a stunning absence of taste.
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The writer is criticizing the movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald book, The Great Gatsby. Aesthetically, the movie does not succeed, as well as musically. The glamour of the decade and of Fitzgerald prose are lost under Luhrmann’s direction. But the actors are incredible.