July 29

The Great Gatsby

Posted by lori . 4 Comments

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I love both the book and this version of the film.  The Great Gatsby is a beautiful, diaphanous film that visually captures in images what the book captured with language.  Like the book, it shows a golden, excessive age and the shallowness that lurks below the glittery surface.  The actors are well-suited to their roles and portray their characters flawlessly.  You’ll take a step back to the Roaring 20’s when you watch this film.

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4 Responses to " The Great Gatsby"

  • houndstooth says:

    Can you believe that I’ve always loved the book, but never seen the movie? I’ve read it several times at different points in my life, and I always take something different away from it!

    • lori says:

      It’s also fun to see the “younger” versions of so many actors that you’ll recognize from their more recent work.

  • houndstooth says:

    Yeah, I bet it is! I just saw them talking about The Way We Were on Oprah and looking at Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand then and now was really cool!


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