Great Gatsby – Movie review, Costumes and Soundtrack

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This weekend I saw the new movie of Great Gatsby. A totally visually stunning movie! Beautiful costumes on beautiful actors with lovey scenery and camera work. Leonardo DiCaprio does a wonderful job acting. My only issues are that most of the characters are unlikeable, but perhaps that has to do with the story itself.

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Jordan Baker (Daisy’s friend) in a lovely black hat / mask / fascinator

Anywho, the fashion of the movie is amazing! Daisy in lace dresses and jewels (provided by Tiffany’s). Gatsby is quite the dandy in sleek colorful suits and tuxedos (provided by Brooks Brothers). Daisy’s friend Jordan in ladies sportwears suits featuring the long lines of flapper fashions. Check out the Brooks Brother’s site for this fab white linen suit. The costume designer worked with Brooks Brothers to look through their archive of designs from the 1920s and had them make many of the suits for principal characters and extras for the party scenes. Love the shoes and cane in the below pic as well. Very British looking. If only most men still wore 3 piece suits.

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Soundtrack is pretty good. There are a few songs I don’t like. Not so sure about modern songs redo with jazz overtones like Crazy in Love. Why couldn’t we just have real jazz songs? But the Lana Del Ray song Young & Beautiful is haunting and lovely, the Florence + the Machine song Over the Love was written for the movie and is amazing. The Gotye song Hearts a Mess is awesome as well. Jack White’s cover of the U2 song Love is Blindness is very moving. I love sad music.

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By the way the movie posters are amazing! Fab art deco border. Wish I could get a real photo frame with that metal design. Stunning photography. Interesting these posters appear on imdb but I don’t see them on the official website! While the website has many good video clips it is lacking in the photo gallery area. So few pictures and rather small resolution. Also no downloadables like screensavers, desktops, icons or iphone backgrounds.

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The movie also features some sparkling diamond jewelry provided by Tiffany & Co. Daisy wears a beautiful jeweled headpiece which you can own too. The $200,000 price tag is a little out of my range. 🙂 It does detach into a brooch which is neat.

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Mrs Wilson is the stunning redhead. And apart from Nick Carraway played by Tobey McGuire is one of the few characters I actually found to seem to be nice likable people.

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