Behind the scenes of The Great Gatsby

I’m super excited about the new movie version of one of the best novels of the 20th century – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – which is currently being filmed.

Director Baz Luhrmann’s 2012 version stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan and Tobey Maguire as the narrator of the story – Nick Carraway. Other stars appearing in the ensemble cast include Gemma Ward and Isla Fisher.

The story is set in Long Island and New York City and takes place in 1922, 4 years before the crash of Wall Street and the start of The Great Depression. The story’s main themes of lust, greed and hedonism are still very relevant almost 100 years later…. and the Roaring 20’s fashion for men and women looks incredible! Would be amazing to still dress up like this for parties every weekend! Imagine!

Here are some sneak peeks behind the scenes

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Have you read the novel? It’s always on the list of top novels which is why I made it a point to read it a few years back and really enjoyed it. At least now I know what everyone is talking about when it’s mentioned!! I always try to read the book first before seeing the movie so I would really recommend you read it before 25 Dec 2012 when the movie is due to be released – you have just over a year!

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for almost 7 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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