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?
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."
Here's my final set of my favorite 20 movie moments that take something essential about the novel, and put them into cinematic terms.
Here are a few more of my favorite movie moments that take something essential about the novel, and put them into cinematic terms.
Inside the Perkins Sanitarium Not everyone in Fitzgerald Land loves the framing device. "That was maybe my least favorite
Much is being asked this week of how "true" or "faithful" to the novel Baz Luhrmann's movie is. These words of passionate fidelity are somewhat misplaced, always, when speaking of translating any artistic work from one medium to another.
Baz Luhrmann's rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, "The Great Gatsby," premiered Friday to mixed reviews. And
Classic story includes timeless themes to avoid career ruin Since the movie is set to premiere today, I felt inclined to
Last year, the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby remake showed a long shot in which the filmmakers misspelled the iconic name of Broadway's Ziegfeld Follies. I'm assured that they've fixed that mistake. But with the movie opening this week, I'm afraid I've found...
To hear the critics tell it, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" is the disappointment of the year. There's not enough jazz, they say. There was no 3-D in the 1920s! It's two movies that don't fit together! Has Jay-Z even read the book?! If you're a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book, take a deep breath. It's not as bad as they make it seem.
For other desperate souls, translating can turn into transcribing. Francis Ford Coppola, who wrote the script for the 1974
The soundtrack to the upcoming adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" boasts tracks from Beyonce, Florence + The Machine, Jay-Z