Delighted to see that Baz Luhrman understands The Great Gatsby is not a period piece. It's themes of human struggle, success and failure are timeless and the modern music aims to bring those messages current. DiCaprio and Maguire are wonderful. Walking out of the theater I overheard a woman say to her friend 'I think this was better than the book.' Don't know if I'd go that far, but I understand what she means.