1. David Edelstein on Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby:

It’s hard for a director like Luhrmann to capture the notion of longing to be somewhere you can’t be. He’s not that spiritual. Leonardo DiCaprio embodies that longing, though. The performance is broad — and he’s more tan and healthy than I imagine the character being. But that works here. His Gatsby is still glowing with youthful dreams; he feigns an upper-class accent in the sincere conviction he can rise in society. It’s easy to believe he thinks that with his new wealth he can vanquish time.

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    David Edelstein on Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby:

    It’s hard for a director like Luhrmann to capture the notion of longing to be somewhere you can’t be. He’s not that spiritual. Leonardo DiCaprio embodies that longing, though. The performance is broad — and he’s more tan and healthy than I imagine the character being. But that works here. His Gatsby is still glowing with youthful dreams; he feigns an upper-class accent in the sincere conviction he can rise in society. It’s easy to believe he thinks that with his new wealth he can vanquish time.

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