F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel gets a dazzling 21st-century update when it hits theaters May 10, 2013. We talked to Catherine Martin - the film's production and costume designer, and the wife of its director, Baz Luhrmann - about her creative process, designing sets for 3D, and capturing the feel of 1920s New York in Australia. Plus, see photos from the set.
After tackling 1900s bohemian Paris in Moulin Rouge and bringing Shakespeare into the 20th century with Romeo + Juliet, visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann puts his own spin on Jazz Age culture, romance, and drama in The Great Gatsby. As he often does, he turned to his wife and frequent collaborator, two-time Academy Award-winner Catherine Martin, to do production and costume design for the film. It was shot entirely in Sydney, Australia, which meant that duo had to build most of the film's sets from scratch. The result is a vibrant and opulent world filled with authentic details, but without any nostalgia - which is Read More »from Secrets from the Set of the Great Gatsby with Production Designer Catherine Martin