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'Great Gatsby' Trailer Eliminates Need for Reading


Well, throw away your books, kids, because here's the Baz Luhrmann-directed vision of The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald always intended, in which the roaring '20s parties are bumpin' with Kanye and Jay-Z, the exteriors looks like a video game cutscenes, and Leonardo DiCaprio is finally wearing his hair all plastered back for a legitimate reason. And it's in 3D, naturally, because the eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic and demand to watch films through flimsy glasses that sort of make it look like Tobey Maguire is closer to them.

So that's what the paperback cover is going to look like for the next decade?

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  • December 20, 2012
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  • December 13, 2011
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