This is of course nothing new for me, as I easily
"What do you mean you don't want to see it again RIGHTTHISSECOND?"
"How could you NOT love it?"
"You haven't even read the book yet? What are you waiting for?"
I saw the movie. And it was beautiful. And chilling. And sad. All the really important parts were done so, so well. I was holding my breath for the last 30 minutes of the movie. Really, it was that good. I loved Leo as Jay. He played a great Gatsby. And Tobey was perfectly cast as Nick. Carey was a fabulous Daisy, right down to her voice.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, one of the best American novels of all time, is a must-read for everyone. Only then can you begin to appreciate (or, dislike) the tale come to life on the big screen. I don't understand what there was to not like about the movie, though, because I thought it was done incredibly well.
I think being that he was such a modern man, Fitzgerald would have loved this take on Gatsby--after all, Jay Z is on the soundtrack--and what an amazing soundtrack it is, by the way.
Do I give the movie two thumbs up? Absolutely, old sport... absolutely. Although you can't create the past exactly as it was before, you can try, and this movie does a great job of that. The costumes, the lavish settings, the acting--I thought it was perfection.
I just want to talk about how much I dislike Daisy with everyone I see. And how I keep trying to change the ending in my head, just so it's not so damn sad.
Now excuse me while I stock up on flapper dresses and get lost in the soundtrack, while I search for my grade 11 essay on The Great Gatsby. I'd love to see what my thoughts on the story were, back then.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”