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How Baz Luhrmann began working on Gatsby:
He first got the idea years ago, he added, after finishing ‘Moulin Rouge.’ As was his custom, he wanted to decompress by taking a trip, so he booked himself a passage on a trans-Siberian Express. …
“It was a tin box,” Mr. Luhrmann admitted. “But I took along two bottles of Australian red wine and an iPod with two recorded books. One of them was ‘The Great Gatsby.’ The first night, I opened the red wine, kicked up the air-conditioning and got in bed and started listening. The next day I couldn’t wait for nighttime, so I could hear the rest of it.
“You could actually recommend this as therapy to someone who was really in trouble: Get in a tin box, travel through Siberia, listen to ‘The Great Gatsby’ and drink red wine till you’re drunk.”
This sounds like my ideal vacation.