F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is widely recognised as a literary masterwork
A tour of the set at Sydney’s Fox Studios during production showed Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will be nothing if not stylish, with a lavishly detailed mansion and the famous pier in the vast sound stages, colourful period cars and beautifully crafted costumes for the cast and hundreds of extras. All suggested the re-creation of 1920s New York will be as impressive as the version of historic Paris in Moulin Rouge, which Luhrmann and his creative partner and wife, designer Catherine Martin, also shot in Sydney
Zieba Shorish-Shamley’s Afghanistan doesn’t exist anymore. The tea and fresh fruit her Muslim family shared over laughter with their Jewish friends at home.