Monday, December 19, 2011

In the meantime, in between time...

...ain't we got fun?


'The Great Gatsby' brings back a shudder of memories, namely my 11th-Grade English teacher's large underbelly popping out from an oversized Tweetie T-shirt (she ruined a lot of books for me), but I love the film!  Well almost...everything but Robert Redford (go ahead throw some tomatoes at me).  It was filmed near my house, in Newport, where Great Gatsby Sunday's would be arranged and we could all tour Rosecliff feeling very nouveau riche, sipping Veuve, donning the latest Molyneaux.  Some of that may be be a daydream, but to see the image above gives me such great hope.  I think Baz Luhrmann will really be able to capture my favorite era, and maybe create (to me) an even more perfect Gatsby.

Image found at my new favorite blog: Fox and Flyte

4 comments:

David Toms said...

I do hope that the film will live up to all that has gone before it. I do remember how the GG back in the seventies influenced a lot of us to don the fashion and live the life so to speak. Will this new incarnation have the same effect?

The Devoted Classicist said...

I have high-hopes for the new film. Despite the beauty of the previous film, I always felt it flawed, perhaps due to the casting.

sarah said...

i dislike tobey mcguire but i think maybe he'll work as nick carraway.

Norman said...

This new Gatsby was filmed near me in Sydney, Australia. Some of the site pics posted in Sydney newspapers look promising. Hopefully Luhrmann will sense the inevitable doom underlying the glamour...something the Redford version failed to do.

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