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Going Gatsby

If you’ve never read The Great Gatsby, or it’s just been a while since high school/college (like moi), then there is no better time to discover or re-experience F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s classic mulling of power, money, and obsession. 

At under 200 pages, the book is a brisk enough read that you can be caught up in time for the latest film adaptation, releasing on May 10th.  This Gatsby comes to us from Baz Luhrmann, a hyper-kinetic filmmaker, who nonetheless knows how to slow down when the moment demands it.  He is best known for William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge, but my favorite will always be his off-beat debut, Strictly Ballroom

The new film stars the seemingly well-cast duo of Leonardo DiCaprio  and Carey Mulligan as the fated Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, and will hopefully bring more pleasure than the lethargic 1974 version.

                                                                                                                                                                                             

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