I thought Luhrmann's use of contemporary music in the film was so innovative - it made everything feel exciting and fresh, just like it would have to the characters in 1920. If he'd have used proper 20's jazz then the atmosphere would not have been the same at all. And I can't write a blog post about the film without mentioning Carey Mulligan's outfit in the shirt scene. The ruffled sleeves, embroidery, fringing, hemline... so perfect. I was in awe. I know Daisy just can't find the right words to describe how she really feels when she says she's sad "because [she's] never seen such beautiful shirts", but I really did nearly cry at the beauty of her outfits. Too far?
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