Trailer for 'The Great Gatsby' released

Trailer for 'The Great Gatsby' released

San Francisco : CA : USA | May 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM PDT
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Most media websites are abuzz with news of the recently released trailer for the upcoming masterpiece by Baz Luhrmann, "The Great Gatsby". In case you haven’t seen the trailer or read any reviews of it, you can stream it from

"The Great Gatsby" is an American romantic drama film based on writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. It is directed by none other than Baz Luhrmann, who brings with him a star-studded cast, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. Those who watch Bollywood movies would be eager to see their maestro, Amitabh Bachchan, as Meyer Wolfsheim, as he is all set to make his debut in Hollywood.

Shooting for "The Great Gatsby" began in September last year in Sydney, Australia and the film is set to be released in cinemas on December 25, 2012 by Warner Bros. Pictures. It will certainly be one of the biggest releases of this year. Its trailer has created a lot of hype and curiosity already.

The novel was first published in 1925. It has been republished twice since. There are two settings for the novel. The first setting is on Long Island's North Shore and the second major setting is in New York City. The book is set within the year 1922, from the spring to the autumn.

"The Great Gatsby" takes place during a very wealthy time in American history. This was the time when the country had just recovered from the First World War and was enjoying wealth and affluence. Quite interestingly, while things were improving, the government mandated a ban on the manufacture and sale of alcohol with the Eighteenth Amendment. The story and its characters revolve around these settings.

Several adaptions of the "The Great Gatsby" have been made in the history and many people have tried to capture F. Scott Fitzgerald's words on the screen, but no one has been able to do justice to the original book. "The Great Gatsby", by Jack Clayton, is arguably the most famous screen version, which stars Sam Waterston as narrator Nick Carraway, Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan and Robert Redford as Gatsby, and was scripted by Francis Ford Coppola. The novel has also been captured on stage plays and has been adapted in other languages.

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