Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Great Gatsby (Minghella)

Author: Todd
Location: New Jersey

"The Great Gatsby"

Director: Anthony Minghella
Writer: Paul Haggis
Score: Thomas Newman
Featuring the Song “American Dream” by Annie Lennox

Principal Cast:

Gatsby: Jude Law
Daisy: Julia Roberts
Nick: Matt Damon
Jordan: Reese Witherspoon
Wolfsheim: Al Pacino
Tom Buchanan: John C. Reilly

Tagline: We’re all searching for our own American Dream. Find yours
this November.

Synopsis: Oscar winner Anthony Minghella brings an epic feel to Paul Haggis’dialogue heavy adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Two time Oscar nominee Jude Law stars as the suave but emotionally unstable Jay Gatsby, who reinvents his image to win the affection of his long lost love, Daisy,played by Oscar winner Julia Roberts, who has married the overbearing and racistTom, played by Oscar nominee John C. Reilly. Examining the culture of high society America in the 1920s we meet the morally flexible Jordan (Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon) and the corrupt gambler Wolfsheim (Oscar Winner Al Pacino).

What the press would say:

Anthony Minghella’s best film since his award winning The English Patient is this powerful recreation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American classic, The Great Gatsby. Paul Haggis shows the same incredible talent that got him Oscar nominations for Million Dollar Baby and Crash with incredible drama and superb dialogue. Re-teaming with Minghella are Jude Law,who plays the title character, the womanizing, wealthy Gatsby, and Matt Damon as the narrator of this incredible story. Law is superb, as is the object of hisdesire, the always winning Julia Roberts. Equally impressive is the always delightful Reese Witherspoon as Nick’s love interest, Jordan. John C. Reilly is memorable as Daisy’s racist husband, and Al Pacino is a scene stealer asWolfsheim, one of Gatsby’s shady associates.

For Your Consideration:

Best Picture
Best Director: Anthony Minghella
Best Actor: Jude Law
Best Actress: Julia Roberts
Best Supporting Actor: John C. Reilly
Best Supporting Actor: Al Pacino
Best Supporting Actress: Reese Witherspoon
Best Adapted Screenplay: Paul Haggis
Best Score: Thomas Newman
Best Song: Annie Lennox- American Dream
And All Other Categories

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