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Video - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Looked Stunning In Pink At The 2015 Met Gala - Part 2


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was one of the most breathtaking beauties at this year's Met Gala fashion event. She was snapped stepping out of the Mark Hotel in New York with a guest wearing a gorgeously shaped pale pink gown with her long hair pulled back into a bun.

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2015 Tribeca Film Festival - 'A Ballerina's Tale'

Nelson George, Misty Copeland and Baz Luhrmann - 2015 Tribeca Film Festival - World Premiere Documentary: 'A Ballerina's Tale' at BMCC Tribeca PAC - Arrivals at Tribeca Film Festival - New York City, United States - Sunday 19th April 2015

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Nelson George, Misty Copeland and Baz Luhrmann

First Look At The Talented Main Cast Of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Series 'The Get Down' [Picture]


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From the man who brought colour to Paris, Australia and fair Verona comes 'The Get Down'; a Netflix Original Series created by Baz Luhrmann which illustrates the lives of four teenagers living in the Bronx in the seventies - with as much vibrancy as you've ever seen from this celebrated director.

'The Get Down' cast[L-R] Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Skylan Brooks and TJ Brown star in 'The Get Down'

He's known for bringing a certain iridescent quality to stories for the big screen, but now Luhrmann is settling down for the small screen with his first series: 'The Get Down'. The director - whose last film was an adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby' starring Leonardo DiCaprio - has now unveiled the leading male cast for the upcoming Netflix series, which is awash with up and coming talent.

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Premiere of 'Strictly Ballroom The Musical' - Arrivals

Baz Luhrmann and LIZ CAMBAGE - Her Majesty's Theatre - Arrivals at Her Majesty's Theatre - Melbourne, Australia - Saturday 17th January 2015

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BAZ LUHRMANN and CATHERINE MARTIN
BAZ LUHRMANN and CATHERINE MARTIN
BAZ LUHRMANN and CATHERINE MARTIN
BAZ LUHRMANN and CATHERINE MARTIN

Celebratory dinner and screening of 'No.5 The Film' - Arrivals

Baz Luhrmann - A Celebratory dinner and screening of 'No.5 The Film' was held in New York City and stars were photographed as they arrived at the event in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 13th October 2014

2014 US Open Tennis Championships

Lizzy Caplain, Karolina Kurkova, Baz Luhrmann and John Leguizamo - 2014 US Open Tennis Championships - Celebrity Sightings - Women's Singles Final - New York, United States - Sunday 7th September 2014

Lizzy Caplain, Karolina Kurkova and Baz Luhrmann
Karolina Kurkova
Lizzy Caplain, Karolina Kurkova and John Leguizamo

Glamour 2013 Women Of the Year-Outside Arrivals

Baz Luhrmann, Lillian Amanda Luhrmann and Catherine Martin - Glamour 2013 Women Of the Year Awards, held at Carnegie Hall-Outside Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 12th November 2013

So, Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Get Knocked Back By Cara Delevingne?


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Leonardo Dicaprio has certainly racked up an impressive number of supermodel girlfriends over the years, though British Burberry star Cara Delevingne isn't one of them. According to The Sun newspaper, Cara snubbed the Hollywood A-lister at the after-party of the Great Gatsby premiere at Cannes last week.

A source said: "Normally all Leo has to do is look at a girl and they fall at his feet. Though Cara was having none of it.He spent the night chasing after her and essentially she blew him out." The insider says the pair spoke for a while and eventually swapped numbers after Leo had invited her to a party back at his suite. "He tried every trick in the book and apparently kept lunging for her but she kept dodging them," said the source, "Everyone is howling at the fact she actually knocked back the biggest actor in the world.She thought he was too forward and too old."

DiCaprio - who stars as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's reimagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel - has previously dated Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli, Erin Heatherton, Anne Vyalitsyna and Eva Herzigova. Delevingne, who previously dated the folk-rock musician Jake Bugg, is said to be moving in with best pal Rita Ora in East London later this year. 

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The Great Gatsby Review


Excellent

Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) is the perfect director to take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel about the American dream, simply because he's an expert at showing the emptiness of hyperactive excess. The film is a feast for the eye from start to finish, but it also eats away at us with its bleak story of people who live the high life even though it leaves them naggingly unsatisfied.

The tale is told by Nick (Maguire), trying to work through his life-changing summer in 1922 Long Island, where he rented a small cottage across the sound from his wealthy cousin Daisy (Mulligan), who is married to his college pal Tom (Edgerton), an all-American sportsman with an eye for other women. Next door to Nick's cottage is the vast mansion owned by reclusive millionaire Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio), who throws outrageously raucous parties for New York's celebrity class. But Nick realises that Jay only does this to catch the eye of Daisy, because he's still in love with her after a romance five years earlier. Now he wants to take her away from Tom, and he needs Nick's help.

It's tricky to know whether Luhrmann is celebrating Gatsby's luxuriant lifestyle or offering a cautionary tale about the emptiness of materialism. Obviously, the story is trying to do both, and Luhrmann fills the surfaces with decadent extravagance, filling the air with wafting fabric, buckets of glitter and exploding fireworks. Like a lavish 3D pop-up book, the party scenes are wildly over-the-top, as are smaller gatherings in opulent city flats or roaring open-top cars. These people's lives are so vacuous that they live at top speed, always in search of the next thrill. And it's difficult not to see Gatsby's earnest quest as just another greedy acquisition.

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Screw The Reviews, F Scott Fitzgerald's Granddaughter "Loves" Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby


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Stuff what the critics are saying, if you’re pleasing the granddaughter of the person who wrote the original novel then your film’s a-ok. That’s what Baz Luhrmann will be clinging on to (well, that and a load of moolah at the box office) as The Great Gatsby takes a bit of a critical panning.

Yep, according to the Daily Telegraph, the granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote the original novel in 1922, was loving the film adaptation starring Leonardo Di Caprio. At a press conference, Luhrmann told the assembled throng at the Cannes Film Festival that he’d been accompanied to the US premiere by the Fizgerald family member, where she’d told him she “loved the music” and thought her granddad “would be proud of the movie.” He added "For me, that was about as good as it could possibly get.”

Leonardo DiCaprio had some words about the film too, telling reporters "One of the most powerful things about this novel is that it's still discussed 90 years later.” He added "People are still talking about and trying to dissect each one of Fitzgerald's statements, each one of his lines, every bit of symbolism. And it was kind of an endless journey as we discussed this novel, trying to dissect what he truly meant for each scene, from scene to scene."

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A Week In Movies: Fast And Furious 6 Fires Off In London, Jackman Talks Wolverine And Baz Luhrmann's Spectacular Great Gatsby Hits Screens


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Fast and Furious 6

The big cinematic event this week was the world premiere in London of Fast & Furious 6, which brought the film's stars out on the red carpet. With the city in the background, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster talked to the cameras about the action series and its surprisingly sustained popularity. Set in Europe and billed as the biggest yet in the franchise, the sixth film opens next week in the UK and the following week in the US. And production on part 7 is already underway.

Also this week, Hugh Jackman participated in a global interview via Twitter to talk about his upcoming action movie The Wolverine, which comes out in July. As fans sent in questions, he replied with details about the film, his gruelling preparation to play the muscle-bound X-man and how much he enjoys playing the "toughest guy in the yard". His answers were caught on video.

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It Seems Women Could Rescue Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’


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This wasn’t in the script. Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of the roaring twenties, The Great Gatsby, was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. With a huge budget, an all-star cast and various exotic filming locations, Gatsby was supposed to be the film of 2013. Hell, it was even supposed to be the movie that won Leonardo Dicaprio that elusive Oscar for best actor. Sure, that could still happen, but it's hugely unlikely.

The Great GatsbyOne Of The Many Visually Impressive Scenes In The Great Gatsby

 There’s no way to avoid the fact that Gatsby has been mauled by the critics. Though some have pointed in the direction of the stunning visuals, it soon became all too clear that Luhrmann forget one key element: Fitzgerald’s classic tale, the best possible material any director could have to work with. “This dreadful film even derogates the artistry of Fitzgerald, who wrote "The Great Gatsby" while living on Long Island and in Europe,” said Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal. J.R Jones of the Chicago Reader said, “Baz Luhrmann is exactly the wrong person to adapt such a delicately rendered story, and his 3D feature plays like a ghastly Roaring 20s blowout at a sorority house.” R. Kurt Oseland of Slant magazine pondered what could have been, saying, “When The Great Gatsby actually stops to breathe, there is some greatness to be found, however brief it may be.”

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Is 'The Great Gatsby' A Triumph Or The Biggest Disappointment Of The Year So Far?


Baz Luhrmann The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is often lauded as being one of the greatest stories told in modern times and one that has been incorporated by Hollywood studios to ensure bums on seats time after time, but as the latest effort continues to underwhelm critics and audiences alike is it time to leave this age old story of the Roaring Twenties to rest?

Baz Luhrmann is known for his grandiose direction style, and in the past his movies have often been criticised for providing style over substance. The Great Gatsby is a story that relies on the extravagance and demands that those on screen ooze an enviable cool - something that Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and co all bring to the table - but Luhrmann may very well have placed all his confidence in his actors and his special effects to deliver this much needed dose of style to the latest screen adaptation. But by concentrating on 50% of the contents of the story, the director has almost rendered the tale obsolete and unable to move amongst the clutter of stylistic treatments used in the film.

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Tobey Maguire 'Got Excited' About Playing Great Gatsby's Nick Carraway [Video]


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Tobey Maguire says he was genuinely excited about playing Nick Carraway in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, despite the intense pressure. "I was thrilled. It's certainly one of the great iconic American novels. I don't really consider that and get fearful or intimidated. I get excited, because it's fantastic material. I lived with it for quite a while and got the opportunity to read many section of this book," he explained.

The early reviews of the big-budget new movie have been mixed, though critics appear to agree that Maguire's performance is one of his strongest in years. The actor explained how he got into character for Nick, saying, "We did look at some stuff around Fitzgerald's life and some of his other writing. Some time has passed and he [Fitzgerald] is processing his feelings thought and experiences of what happened over the summer."

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Carey Mulligan Discusses Her 'Daunting' Role In The Great Gatsby [Video]


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In a brand new interview, Brit-actress Carey Mulligan discussed her latest role in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. In it, she discusses how "daunting" the whole experience of working with Luhrmann and the film's star Leonardo Di Caprio was, and how she always knew that she would be an actor some day.

The rising star explains her in-depth research for the role, including getting to read the letters and diaries of Zelda Fitzgerald and Ginevra King, whom the role of Daisy Buchanan is based. Her emersion into the character didn't end in her research either, as the actress looked the part throughout the film, being dressed in exquisit jewellery throughout filming, something that gave her more attention that she may have anticipated. She said, "There was a man who used to follow me around when I was wearing the Tiffany’s jewellery to make sure I didn’t [steal it] and everytime I made a joke where I’d accidentally drop it down my blouse, he would stare at me with daggers."

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