The hype keeps building for Baz Luhrmann’s oft-delayed Great Gatsby adaptation, but before we go any
closer to the green light further down the rabbit hole, why don’t we take a look at the first cinematic version of Fitzgerald’s classic (which he hated)?
“I always thought that the films people love the most are the films that are wise, that have simple lives, truths and ideas in them. All my favorite films growing up, like E.T., have that quality. Hollywood tends to dumb down things, and be incredibly formal and simplistic and paint-by-numbers. And I never thought that is what people actually liked. But why those big Hollywood films were so successful—why they make so much money, why they are so universal—is that they have big important issues and essential wisdom in them.”
- Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin
There can’t be a novelist in America who watched ‘The Wire’ and didn’t think, ‘Oh my God, I want to do something like that.’
Check out the trailer for Joel and Ethan Coen’s forthcoming film, Inside Llewyn Davis
The trailer for Terrence Malick’s new film, To The Wonder, has us wondering. Is Javier Bardem even capable of bad acting?