Sets from The Great Gatsby

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With four film adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novella, The Great Gatsby, already in the can, this fifth adaptation, premiering nearly 40 years since Jack Clayton’s ill-fated 1974 film, may be given the highest degree of critique. Regarding filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s take, one thing’s for certain: if all else fails, it will be 90 minutes of pure eye candy. Both Luhrmann and wife Catherine Martin are known for their lavish productions, with the oscar-winning Martin credited for production and costume design in the majority of Luhrmann’s films. Gatsby‘s sets are tantamount in detailing the inner turmoils of its star-crossed characters, with possibly none more anticipated than Jay Gatsby’s oppulent mansion on New York’s Long Island. Below are just a few of the 42 sets Martin helped create for the film’s Sydney-based production.

item2.size.0.0.great-gatsby-movie-set-design-08-jay-gatsby-bedroomJay Gatsby’s Art-Deco bedroom.

item3.size.0.0.great-gatsby-movie-set-design-03-gatsby-mansion-exteriorDigitally-enhanced image of Gatsby’s mansion, based on various estates, including Oheka Castle, La Selva, and Beacon Towers, on New York’s “West Egg.”

item5.rendition.slideshowWideVertical.great-gatsby-movie-set-design-04-nick-carraway-cottage-exteriorNick Carraway, Gatsby‘s protagonist, lives in a more modest abode.

item6.size.0.0.great-gatsby-movie-set-design-05-nick-carraway-cottage-interiorInside Carraway’s cottage.

item7.size.0.0.great-gatsby-movie-set-design-06-buchanan-mansion-exteriorDaisy and Tom Buchanan, often referred to as ‘new rich’, shack up in this mansion, inspired in part by Old Westbury Gardens.

item8.size.0.0.great-gatsby-movie-set-design-07-daisy-buchanan-sitting-roomInterior shot: the Buchanans’ sitting room.

*Images courtesy of Architectural Digest.

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One comment

  1. Barbara Paschka · · Reply

    Oh Sarah! This is one of my most favorite movies! I love the pic’s you posted of the setting. Is the latest version already out, or are they just making it? I just finished watching Downtown Abbey on Netflix, and am anxiously awaiting the 4th season. I just bought the book “Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. I find in all so fascinating.

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