Great style - good movie. Baz Luhrmann perfectly captures the incredible kineticism and excitement of last century's 20's with his hyper-edited cinematic perspective.
Music supervised by Jay-Z was wonderful (including all the anachronistic songs - loved that), except for a little overuse of one song in the middle section of the film.
Don't recall the novel well enough now to opine on the translation, but didn't seem to veer too much.
Luhrmann focuses on the interpersonal aspect of the story…
Really thought this would be horrible, but found it surprisingly enjoyable. The script manages to keep the underlying point of the original graphic novel while adding fun characters and actual plot, as hokey as the whole thing is. I was surprised to find some of my favorite actors (e.g. Brian Cox) showing up in supporting roles that hadn't been advertised. Leaves me slightly interested in the upcoming sequel.