In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write “somethingnew–something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.” That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald’s finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author’s generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald’s–and his country’s–most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter–tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning–” Gatsby’s rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.
Spare, elegantly plotted, and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem.
I Love The Great Gatsby. It is full of amazing writing. I am so excited that it comes out next year with an awesome director and a great cast!
Baz Luhrmann is directing this master piece and i can not think of anyone better 🙂
Nick Carraway is played by my favouirte spiderman Tobey Maguire
Jay Gatsby is played by the very talented Leonardo DeCaprio
Daisy Buchanan is being played by Carey Mulligan
Keep an eye out for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby!
Make sure you check out the trailer at IMDB.
If you haven’t seen the 1974 Robert Redfern version of The Great Gatsby make sure you do. It is a wonderful classic.