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    The Great Gatsby – new movie trailer + behind the scenes

Excerpt from the Cannes Film Festival website

The countdown to the worldwide release of The Great Gatsby is underway. It was recently announced that the film would be the curtain-raiser at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (15-26 May 2013). So we’re just weeks away from Centennial Parklands appearing on the big screen!

Those who have been following this blog will be aware that Centennial Parklands had a key role to play in the film, with Fox Studios at Moore Park being extensively used for filming and production, while two key scenes were filmed in the outdoors.

While we wait to see how the Parklands looks all scrubbed up with a Hollywood makeover, below is the latest trailer that has just been released on Youtube. I wonder if you can pick which scenes are feature Centennial Parklands?

To give you a hint, firstly here’s three behind-the-scenes shots from the film sets:

A version of the Gatsby House was erected in Federation Valley, Centennial Park

A version of the Gatsby House was erected in Federation Valley, Centennial Park

The garden of the Gatsby House was also (despite appearances) quite temporary!

The garden of the Gatsby House was also (despite appearances) quite temporary!

The Gatsby House gates were erected on Federation Way, Moore Park

The Gatsby House gates were erected on Federation Way, Moore Park

OK, enough of the behind-the-scenes. Now watch the trailer:

 

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Moonlight Cinema may have closed for another season, but don’t forget we have plenty of movie-watching opportunities available throughout the year – and coming up later in the year!

And coming up later this year:

 

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