With Baz Luhrmann's movie of the Great Gatsby just opening at the cinemas, this seemed a fitting time to take a look at the flowers which contribute to the opulence, splendour and luxury of the film. Gatsby is known as an exposé of falseness, of how glitz and glamour can't mask deep unhappiness.
But that doesn't mean it isn't glitzy and glamorous! So rather than analyse the plot point-by-point, let's just have a look at some of the amazing floral displays in the Gatsby movie. We're here deeply indebted to this blog from potterybarn.com, who've put together a great selection of images from the movie. The images, of course, are the copyright of Warner Bros.
This first image shows a wonderful floral backdrop of light greens and soft pinks:
This second image shows how wonderful flower arrangements can look in a perfectly manicured garden ...if you've got the wealth, of course!