It’s pretty cliche to say that The Great Gatsby is your favorite book. But sue me, it is my favorite book. Everybody was eagerly awaiting the trailer for Baz Luhrmann version of the film, due out this Christmas. Last night, it hit the web and reactions started flying. Yes, there is definitely some serious wardrobe cred earned, but when you pair a story so elegantly written with a sensationalist filmmaker, you’re bound to hear some differing opinions. Personally, I’m not completely sold on the film yet, but I’ll be seeing it regardless of whether I want to or not.
Here’s what the rest of the office thought:
Lauren Sherman, Executive Digital Editor
"I love the art deco treatments on the graphics. But I still think Tobey MaGuire can’t hold a candle to Sam Waterston."
Karen Wilson, Senior Digital Producer
"It’s great to see Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio reunited! Their Romeo and Juliet was one of my favorite adaptations when it came out. And obviously, everyone is going to be wearing jeweled headbands this winter."
Ray Siegel, Digital Fashion Editor
"Leo, plus a good soundtrack, plus good wardrobe probably means a way better movie than most."
Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor
“Last night at dinner, I made everyone at my table watch this no fewer than three times on my iPhone. I haven’t been this excited for a movie since Marie Antoinette. From the gorgeous period costumes to the over-the-top party sequences to Leo’s perfectly Jay Gatsby-esque brooding, it all looks incredible. Not mad about the Kanye inclusion, either.”
Sarah Ferguson, Assistant Digital Producer
"I’ve never been as obsessed with Carey Mulligan as everyone else seems to be, but this movie might just change that—she looks amazing as Daisy! Oh, and Leo doesn’t look too bad either…."
Natalie Matthews, Digital Writer
"Pause it at the 1:03 mark, when it flashes to girls in booty shorts and crop tops covered in flapper fringe. They’re wearing less clothing than Beyonce’s backup dancers and—like all Baz Luhrmann anachronisms—it’s kind of amazing. (I still connect Romeo & Juliet with The Cardigans’ ‘Lovefool.’)"
Alison Syrett, Digital Writer
"It made me want to fake sick this morning so I could go home and re-read my battered copy from 7th grade. Oh, and I think I am going to re-cut my hair into a bob."
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