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Movie review: The Great Gatsby — candy coloured desecration

Director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby cements his reputation as the quasi-intellectual’s Michael Bay, who destroys things with glitter instead of Transformers, writes Luke Buckmaster.

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We already have a Great Gatsby — and it’s called Spring Breakers

At first blush, Harmony Korine’s new film doesn’t have much in common with The Great Gatsby. But under the bonnet, it may echo the themes of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal work more powerfully than Baz Luhrmamn’s movie, writes Luke Buckmaster.

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Crikey Blogs | FILM & TV|

Via Skype, Luhrmann touches up shrouded Gatsby

As The Great Gatsby’s release date quickly approaches, new revelations emerge about Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster, writes Luke Buckmaster.

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Crikey Blogs | FILM & TV|

Luhrmann’s new trailer is Gatsby on crack

Bright and brash, the new trailer for The Great Gatsby captures everything you’d expect from a Baz Luhrmann film, writes Bethanie Blanchard.

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Oz glass houses … Great Gatsby goof … front-page love …

Great Gatsby goof-up: billboard-sized Baz booboo … US man takes out front page ad about himself. … Front Page of the Day … News of the World’s ‘fake sheikh’ had Tom Watson followed, emails show and more ..

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Millions for a tiny record label with powerful players

The story of Melba Recordings’ special deal with the Australian government shows that when it comes to arts funding, friends in high places can still deliver the goods.

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THE POWER INDEX | FEDERAL|

Baz Luhrmann: the platinum-haired prodigy powerbroker

He’s either a saviour or a sponge on the Australian film industry. Either way, there’s no doubt Baz Luhrmann is a master at dealing with governments and brokering deals, writes Tom Cowie.

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New York Times | BOOKS|

The Great Gamble: Baz Luhrmann’s high stakes Gatsby punt

It was one thing for Australian director Baz Luhrmann to take on the almighty task of bringing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby to the big screen. It was another to do it in 3D, writes Michael Cieply.

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Taxpayer dollars head to Hollywood

In screen policy, an open-ended and uncapped tax subsidy is considered a good thing. The bigger the film, the larger the tax-payer contribution, writes Ben Eltham.

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Secret $40 million windfall for Great Gatsby despite no koalas, kangaroos

A storm is brewing over the $40 million set to be paid out to Baz Luhrmann’s Hollywood blockbuster The Great Gatsby, with angry film industry insiders saying the decision ignores the main game of proper investment in local productions.

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Australia’s not the bomb they’d have you believe

An unwillingness to break a decade-old tradition of Oz film bashing may be infecting Australian reporters’ abilities to sensibly interpret a simple list of figures writes Michael Griffiths.

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A cup of tea previews Baz Luhrmann’s Australia

We Aussies are so filled with hate

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