Wednesday, May 23, 2012

the great gatsby

watching the trailer for the new great gatsby movie this morning i was reminded of how much i loved this book. reading it in 10th grade i discovered for the first time how you could dissect a novel. how the colors could mean more than just their color and the characters could represent ideas bigger than themselves. it was our first research paper and it sparked inside me that same love for words that eventually led me to major in English in college.

i'm excited to see how baz luhrmann, in his typical opulent style, represents this classic on screen. and i most definitely want to reread the book this summer. summer seems like a perfect time to get lost in that world.

also: this version of leonardo dicaprio is the closest i can remember to the leo that all those girls fell in love with on the titanic. am i crazy or do you agree?

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