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Great Gatsby Opens Cannes Film Festival

In advance of tonight's (Wednesday) screening of The Great Gatsby, which opens this year's edition of the Cannes Film Festival, an overflow crowd of reporters gathered for a press conference for the filmmakers, with Leonardo...

Cannes Jury Deliberations Will Be 'Heated'

Stephen Frears says the Cannes Film Festival jury's deliberations are ''heated''.The filmmaker headed the prestigious award ceremony's panel of jurors in 2007 - when the top Palme d'Or prize went to Romanian film '4 Months,...

The Great Gatsby To Kick Off Cannes

'The Great Gatsby' will launch Cannes Film Festival tonight (15.05.13).Baz Luhrmann's opulent drama based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's popular novel will officially launch the 66th annual film gala this evening and A-list stars from around...

Jay-z 'Nailed' Great Gatsby Soundtrack

Jay-Z ''nailed'' 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack, according to Baz Luhrmann.The rapper put his own modern twist on the score for the big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale, and the film's director believes...

Baz Luhrmann's 50 Shades Of Pink

Baz Luhrmann wore Jay Gatsby's suits as preparation for 'The Great Gatsby'.The director was keen to embody the character before taking on the latest big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel in order to get...

Carey Mulligan Not A Beautiful Character?

Carey Mulligan never aimed to play ''beautiful'' characters.The 27-year-old portrays Daisy Buchanan in the big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' and found herself in awe of the stunning costumes.She said: ''I've never...

Baz Luhrmann Turned Old School Into Gatsby's Pad

Baz Luhrmann turned his old school in Australia into Jay Gatsby's lavish home in his new movie The Great Gatsby.The moviemaker took over the Cardinal's Palace at his former Catholic boys school for the ambitious...

Gatsby Takes On Iron Man

Online ticket sellers Fandango may be reporting that The Great Gatsby is driving 65 percent of its weekend ticket sales, but box-office forecasters figure that it won't come close to unseating Iron Man 3 from...

Movie Reviews: The Great Gatsby

Throughout the week, reports spread that initial reviews of The Great Gatsby were far from great. One website, TheBusinessInsider.com, even headlined, 'The Great Gatsby' Could Be The Biggest Disappointment Of The Year. But in fact,...

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

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Isla Fisher Didn't Say A Word In Gatsby Audition

Actress Isla Fisher won her role in director Baz Luhrmann's new adaptation of The Great Gatsby without saying a word.The Wedding Crashers star auditioned for the part of Tom Buchanan's mistress, Myrtle Wilson, and reveals...

"The Great Gatsby" May Just Be One Of 2013'S Best And Biggest

The upcoming release of the highly anticipated The Great Gatsby, due to hit theatres on May 10th and the Cannes Film Festival on the 15th, will see Carey Mulligan in what is arguably her first...

Gatsby, Iron Man 3 Or World War Z? Your Summer Movie Guide 2013

Summer's here! But forget about getting your beach towel ready or planning your trip around Europe, because you've got one hell of a movie season to negotiate. Movie fans around the United States lined up...

'The Great Gatsby' Could Be The Most Visually Stunning Movie In Years [Pictures]

Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in The Great GatsbyBaz Luhrmann appears to have done it again. The Australian director has long been known for his visually arresting movies, Romeo...

Miuccia Prada's 'Fascinating' Great Gatsby Transformation

Miuccia Prada was ''really fascinated'' so many of her Prada dresses were easily adapted for 'The Great Gatsby'. The Italian fashion designer transformed 40 garments from the Prada and Miu Miu archives for the forthcoming...

Siberia Train Trip Inspired Baz Luhrmann To Make The Great Gatsby

Moviemaker Baz Luhrmann rediscovered literary treasure The Great Gatsby on a train trip through Siberia.The Australian director was on a "debriefing adventure" after wrapping 2001's Moulin Rouge! when he decided to listen to the audio...

Mia Farrow Praises Gatsby Remake

Mia Farrow has heaped praise on director Baz Luhrmann for putting an original spin on The Great Gatsby, insisting her previous movie version was "weighed down" by comparisons to the book.The actress appeared in a...

Carey Mulligan Sealed Gatsby Role With A Kiss

Carey Mulligan bagged a role in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby by giving LEONARDO DiCaprio a surprise kiss during her audition.The Australian filmmaker recruited leading man DiCaprio to help pick an actress to play Jay...

Baz Luhrmann Opens Up About Depression

Director Baz Luhrmann suffers from crippling bouts of depression.The Moulin Rouge! moviemaker has opened up about his struggles in a new interview, revealing he has suffered a handful of intensely dark periods. He tells...

Baz Luhrmann Suffered Head Injury On The Great Gatsby Set

Director Baz Luhrmann suffered a nasty head injury while filming The Great Gatsby after a crane holding up a 3D camera tipped and smacked him in the skull.The filmmaker faced a race against time to...

Cannes Jury Boasts Stellar Line-up Featuring Nicole Kidman And Ang Lee

This year’s Cannes jury boasts some high profile talent, spanning eight different nationalities. The Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is perhaps the best known of the line-up and she will be joined by the Austrian actor...

Isla Fisher Wanted To Steal Costumes

Isla Fisher tried to steal 'The Great Gatsby' costumes.The 37-year-old actress and her co-star Carey Mulligan were so obsessed with the 1920s vintage dresses they sported for Baz Luhrmann's new film that they attempted to...

Great Gatsby Costumes To Be Displayed

Costumes from 'The Great Gatsby' go on display in London today (18.04.13).Menswear brand Brooks Brothers have collaborated with the movie's costume designer Catherine Martin for the exhibition, which will see 20 pieces worn by cast...

Carey Mulligan On Her Great Gatsby Character, "She's Like A Kardashian"

Carey Mulligan beat out a slew of Hollywood's finest actresses to land the coveted role of Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's hugely anticipated Great Gatsby movie. Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Michelle Williams had to...

Bajay Z Luhrmann Blames Rain For The Great Gatsby Delay

Baz Luhrmann has blamed bad weather for delaying the release of his new movie The Great Gatsby as heavy rain forced him to push back the filming schedule by several months.The big screen adaptation of...

Mitch Winehouse Appeals To Beyonce To Donate To Amy Winehouse Foundation

Mitch Winehouse has asked Beyonce to donate money to The Amy Winehouse Foundation.The late soul singer's father appeared far from impressed when he discovered Beyonce had teamed up with Andre 3000 on a cover of...

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