10 May, 2013

Gatsby

I have no idea why they made us read this book as teenagers. I had no idea what was going on in this book then. I thoroughly disliked this book based on the fact that I *had* to read it for school, and therefore missed out on many lovely things contained within it.
In reading it as an adult I find myself wondering if part of the reason I didn't like it was due to the language. At age15, I had no knowledge of the differences of language and manner as I do now. In fact, the language is a large part of what made the story so interesting to me this go round.

I thought it was a beautifully told story with many wonderful descriptions of emotions and character details... I admit that I was sad when the inevitable happened. The last page.

Now the movie is out in theaters and I'm so excited! I am excited to wait to watch it at home on my TV in about 4 to 5 months... because money.
Also, I'm sure that I'll want to watch it more than once, even if it is a terrible movie, simply for the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio is in it. He was my first true movie star crush and I remain hopelessly devoted to him still, 15 years later. Oh, Leo...


Another thing leading me to believe that I'll want to watch it over and over again is that the film is directed by Baz Luhrmann, who also directed Romeo + Juliet (ohh Leo!) and Moulin Rouge - both movies I love and have watched at least twice a year every year since they came out, not counting the 2,000.5 times I watched them directly after I got my hands on the DVDs.

Anyways, I really liked the book, and I can see that they used several actual lines from the book in the movie (in the previews at least), and that is something that I am really happy about.
Leo! Squeee!!

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