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The Great Gatsby opens the Cannes Film Festival, causing a bit of a controversy. According to Sky News: “The opening slot is traditionally reserved for a world premiere but the lavish period drama has already been screened across the US. This is seen by some as a increasingly cosy relationship between Hollywood and the festival which was once the home of low-budget films.”. You’d never know it from the crowd reaction though. They went BANANAS when the AAA-list stars appeared at a photocall today. Carey Mulligan looks GORGEOUS in a strapless jumpsuit by Balenciaga – like a big black tongue is licking her torso! Leonardo DiCaprio poses with Baz Luhrman, and at first I was all excited because I thought Baz was wearing a harness. On closer inspection, though, it’s just a cardigan. Juror Nicole Kidman looked flawless (BELL SLEEVES!). Steven Spielberg, who is serving as jury president of this year’s Cannes, wore a ’20s-inspired newsboy cap; Isla Fischer, who plays the doomed Myrtle, was looking STUNNING; and Toby looked like he just escaped from the sanitarium. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
A compilation of b-roll from next week’s INSTANT CLASSIC, OMG. Baz and Leo and Toby and Carey and A CAST OF THOUSANDS stand around and discuss upcoming scenes while workers adjust the lights and make minor adjustments here and there, and even with the audio going in and out, it’s still ABSOLUTELY RIVETING.
Warner Bros shocked Hollywood today by moving the release date of Baz Lurhmann’s 3D spectacle The Great Gatsby from Christmas day to an unspecified date in mid-summer, prompting doomsayers to proclaim the movie suuuuuuucked. From HuffPo: “Late-stage release date changes — particularly when there is already a marketing campaign in full swing — almost always raise eyebrows unless there are some extenuating circumstances to consider as well. (Warner Bros. just went through a release date shuffle with “Gangster Squad” following the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo.) On Twitter, prominent Oscar blogger Sasha Stone wondered whether The Great Gatsby was subpar (“Oy the Great Gatsby. Oy. It must be bad”).” One thing’s for certain, though: No Oscar for Leo again this year.
Carey Mulligan is just so perfect in every way, I foresee a huge ’20s revival next year.