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    Behind the scenes filming The Great Gatsby in Centennial Park

Gatsby

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

The Gatsby Mansion was created in Federation Valley, Centennial Park

Nick’s Bungalow was created in Federation Valley, Centennial Park

 

Leonardo Di Caprio receives some directorial advice from Baz Luhrmann

Leonardo Di Caprio receives some directorial advice from Baz Luhrmann

 

A quick lick of paint to provide that 'old mansion feel' (Federation Way, Moore Park)

A quick lick of paint to provide that ‘old mansion feel’ (Federation Way, Moore Park)

 

And what of the little tree?

The Gatsby Mansion was actually built around our recently planted tree! Can you see it inside?

The bungalow was actually built around our recently planted tree! Can you see it inside?

 

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.

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