The release of The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrman’s remake of an American classic, has caused quite a stir. With all the glitz and glamour that accompanies a movie like this, I wonder how many film-goers knew Centennial Parklands featured quite prominently in a number of scenes? And I wonder if anyone will ever know how far the film crew went to protect one particular tree of ours!
Here is a fantastic Youtube clip we found online of a behind-the-scenes look at filming in Centennial Parklands, and some more photos below of the outdoor sets.
Photos from behind-the-scenes on the filming of The Great Gatsby
And what of the little tree?
The Gatsby Mansion and little tree survived wonderfully, and our thanks to the dedicated film crew who took very good care of our leafy friend.
- The Great Gatsby on the IMDB
- Photos from the Sydney Premiere [via News.com.au]
- Learn more about Baz Luhrmann
- Learn more about filming opportunities in Centennial Parklands
Visitors to Centennial Parklands are easily impressed by its surface beauty, filled with green vistas and water features teeming with native and exotic wildlife. Scratch beneath the surface though, and you will find a whole new layer of historical significance to explore. You might be surprised to learn that Centennial Parklands is in fact, rich […]
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In celebration of the Share the Park campaign that launched last week, we decided to do some digging into our historical records and learn more about the history of cycling in Australia. As an efficient, healthy and environmentally-friendly alternative to travel, more and more people are turning to cycling as a primary method of transport.
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