Let’s Talk About Gatsby

At some point in everyone’s education, they probably have, or will have read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I hardly feel the need to talk about this book in detail because of how well-known it is. In fact, you’d think people were sick of talking about this book because of how often it’s discussed. But no! It’s not possible to ever stop talking about this book because it is one of the most incredible books ever! Sure, it’s one girl’s opinion, but it’s shared by enough people that I feel justified in exclaiming it with exorbitant levels of cheer. Each time I re-read it, it just blows me away.

Know what else blows me away?

The trailer for the new movie.



Now I know most people hiss and cower from a movie rendition of a book, but for me it depends on what the movie makers are trying to do. To recreate a book shot for shot in a movie? That’s just not possible because the mediums are completely different. But a reimagining of a book, a caputuring of the story and the spirit–now that can be a success that I can get behind, and this movie looks to be just that.

Plus, did you see all that glitter?? eeeeeee! (Full Disclosure: Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite movies of all time.)



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4 responses to “Let’s Talk About Gatsby

  1. emmebooks

    I have admit it scares me when they try to do a movie of a classic. Especially one of the top ten of the twentieth century. Yikes! Who knows! Look how the recent Lord of the Rings Trilogy turned out FANTASTIC! Hope it lives up to your expectations and is exactly glitzy enough!!!!

    • Kristen

      I think it will be important to treat the movie as a completely separate entity rather than an adaptation of the book because nothing can ever live up to the book. But to look at it just as a movie with an excellent story, and what looks to be some awesome cinematography (much like LOTR), I think it has all the making of a successful and award-winning production. Here’s hoping it’s awesome!

  2. Reblogged this on EMME Books and commented:
    Another of the top ten! Heather talked about the upcoming movie in her blog post – and here it comes! Sounds like a girls day out to me!

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