‘The Great Gatsby’ Five Film Facts: How to Create a PG-13 Orgy Scene
Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Great Gatsby'
Director Baz Luhrmann jazzes up F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic Jazz Age novel as "The Great Gatsby" dances into theaters this weekend. We all know Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan will do their darndest to bring "old sport" back to the popular lexicon, but here are five facts about the film you might not know, but definitely should.
Elizabeth Debicki & Tobey Maguire in Warner Brothers' 'The Great Gatsby'
Ain't No Party Like a Baz Party
1. The party scenes portrayed in the film weren't just wild onscreen. To get his party started right, Luhrmann did what you might suspect, he turned up the tunes. "So we got all the props for the scene and I told the cast 'Let’s go for it!' We started with jazz music, there was some pillow fighting and then very loudly I turned on Jay –Z's 'N.I.P.' And things took off. There’s a moment you can see in the movie, where a very expensive lamp gets smashed. My assistant director thought I should shut it down because it was total mayhem -- there were clothes coming off. I told everyone to get in the bedroom and brought a camera inside. That's how it came to be known as the orgy scene," Luhrmann told The Urban Daily.