I’ve always had this thing for Leonardo DiCaprio. It must have started when I was about nine or ten and discovered Romeo + Juliet. Posters were spread all over over my room (along with those of the Backstreet Boys), I was suddenly watching these obscure movies about the life of Arthur Rimbaud and I’m pretty sure there is still a purple iMac in my parent’s attic that holds an archive of every early DiCaprio picture that ever existed. Unlike the Backstreet Boys, the pre-teen obsession with Leonardo stuck, and years later I’m still excited when there’s a new DiCaprio movie in the making. Mainly because the man is just a damn good actor. Throw a little, let’s say, Scorsese on top and you bet I’m game. And do I even have to mention Inception to prove my point? No? Didn’t think so.
Anyway. Currently, DiCaprio is filming The Great Gatsby, in the good company of Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. The adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald is directed by the incredibly talented Baz Luhrmann. So you can bet your sweet ass that I’m almost friggin’ fainting with excitement. The thing with Baz Luhrmann is that his movies are always a feast for the eyes. And my eyes do love a feast. This will be a movie I’m going to see in theaters more than once and I will be seeing it opening week. Yay me for supporting Belgian cinemas.
This movie reminds me that I should finish watching Jack Clayton’s Great Gatsby. I own the DVD, but fell asleep when watching it, which almost never happens to me (so it’s not a good sign).
It also reminds me that I need to listen to Koop more…
PS: You can find more unofficial pics of the 2012 movie here