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Gatsby and Daisy (Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan) in The Great Gatsby
Stamping F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lit-class staple with his trademark stylized glitz, it’s no surprise Baz Luhrmann was drawn to the tragic tale of excess and failed love affairs in Roaring Twenties America — he’s shown an affinity for doomed romances in the past. In Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio takes bootlegging dandy Jay Gatsby, and Carey Mulligan plays former flame Daisy, who married another man. This couple has plenty of history but not much of a future. —Emily Rome
Image Credit: Warner Bros.
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