How Good Is the New Great Gatsby? Dana Stevens and David Haglund Debate.

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
May 9 2013 11:13 AM

Spoiler Special: The Great Gatsby

Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Tobey Maguire.

Warner Bros.

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens talks in detail about new and forthcoming movies with a guest. You can listen to past Spoiler Specials here, and you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

In this week’s episode, Stevens and David Haglund discuss the new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. Does it capture the spirit of the book? How does the green light look in 3-D?

These and many other questions are debated in the podcast below. You can also read more elsewhere in Slate about The Great Gatsby, both the new movie and the classic novel. Enjoy.


Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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