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'The Great Gatsby' trailer misspells Ziegfeld Follies

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Like his other films Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, and Strictly Ballroom, the trailer for Baz Lurhmann’s take on the classic novel The Great Gatsby is crammed with bunches of stuff, from sparkly confetti to fringe-y flapper dresses, extravagant pools to the bright lights of 1920s Times Square. So perhaps it shouldn’t be so shocking that one of those period details isn’t quite right.

Thanks to eagle-eyed Twitter follower @AmyOriss, I was alerted to the fact that the film misspells the famed Ziegfeld Follies: 

So much of the rest of this tableau is so strikingly handsome — the colors, the cars, the burnished glow — that it feels almost uncivil to point out such a conspicuous mistake. Almost. (Warner Bros. didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.)

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