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.
*Images courtesy of Architectural Digest.