Everything you needed to know about 'The Great Gatsby' film - Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American novel, in 9 easy-to-swallow facts in 90 seconds or less.
Luhrmann and his producers spent two years trying to get the rights to make the flick, which follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals and glittering jazz.
1. Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter, the rap mogul and Beyonce's hubby, is an executive producer on the film. Well, he sure knows how to live a luxurious lifestyle.
2. Fitzgerald's first draft of The Great Gatsby was titled Trimalchio, a tribute to the famous Roman party-giver who appears in the Roman novel Satyricon.
3. Baz Luhrmann brought back his long-time collaborator and Oscar-winning 'Moulin Rouge' costume designer, Catherine Martin, to design and produce the film.
4. Baz Luhrmann first encountered 'The Great Gatsby' on the screen, in 1974, in remote Heron’s Creek, Australia, where his father ran the gas station and, briefly, the cinema.
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