the great gatsby movie
What is it about The Great Gatsby that makes it so charming? How has a book written in the early 1920s withstood the trials of time nearly 90 years in the making?
The silver screen rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic The Great Gatsby has brought on a spike in book sales
A new memoir has begun in the Believer magazine, with the first installment just published. It's by Robert Atwan, writing as "Thomas Buchanan." Yes, that Tom Buchanan, Daisy's husband, Nick's Yale frenemy, Gatsby's nemesis.
With the new Baz Luhrmann movie sweeping the globe, original novel topping bestseller charts, and fandoms exploding over the Internet, I was inspired to share my two cents on the title character's so-called "greatness."
The most important thing is to appreciate that a film and book can never be completely alike, and that despite its slight shortcomings in that regard, The Great Gatsby is a beautifully made film and accomplishes something new with an American classic.
Here's my final set of my favorite 20 movie moments that take something essential about the novel, and put them into cinematic terms.
Although the film contains some fun and engaging elements, it provides neither the entertainment nor the emotional impact it strives to achieve.
Here are a few more of my favorite movie moments that take something essential about the novel, and put them into cinematic terms.
Baz Luhrmann was ready to take the blame if "The Great Gatsby" flopped. Now that it's a hit, he has every right to take the credit. Michael Hogan joins Marc to discuss.
"He said, 'Well, we used to get them to express themselves,'" Luhrmann recalls. "And I'm thinking, Anything else, Walter