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|—||Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (via thesetelevisionblues)|
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“I think books should have secrets, like people do. I think they should be there as a bonus for the sensitive reader or there as a kind of subliminal quavering. I don’t think that the duty of the twentieth-century fiction writer is to retell old stories only.”
The Great Gatsby
Release Christmas December 25th 2012
Adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel first published in 1925
Everyone and their mother has read this book and I have heard opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to feelings towards this “great American novel”. My feelings are a tad bit on the indifference side. The roaring 20s and the times of prohibition in the US greatly fascinate me, and I truly believe that Fitzgerald captures post-modern America in this piece effortlessly. But that doesn’t take away from how much I distaste the characters themselves. Daisy is a dumb materialistic blonde, Nick Carraway is the submissive outsider meant to (but epically failing) give an unbiased perspective, and Jay Gatsby is a hopeless romantic crook. Now I hated pretty much every character in this book besides Jay Gatsby (and I can’t explain to you why because I can’t fathom what he can find so enchanting about the horrid Miss Daisy), but in the end that was Fitzgerald’s intention, or whatever (this isn’t meant to be a book review).
I digress, so despite my fickle relationship with this book, the movie looks wonderful. It appears to have every captivating aspect about what made Fitzgerlad’s novel one of the greats. The casting couldn’t have been better in my eyes. Just from the trailer I can already tell that Carey Mulligan’s portrayal of Daisy is spot-on, I already hate her.Tobey McGuire I am pretty much indifferent about, which is how I feel about Nick Carraway anyways. And Leonardo DiCaprio, well I love this man anyways, but I believe if anyone could embody what Jay Gatsby is supposed to be about it is Leo.