All right. Bring it on. Tell me what you think. Are you gonna see it as soon as it comes out? What do you think of Leo and Carey as Gatsby and Daisy? I'm a bundle of emotions. Definitely going to see it. Not sure what my response will be. But as of now? Tentatively excited.
I can't quit Jennifer Echols . Not that I really try that hard, but I read her new ones and often feel as though I'm still searching for that one in possession of that certain something that will make me feel the way Going Too Far did. Like I couldn't put it it down. And definitely like I didn't hate either of the main characters after the fact. Well, I found it with Such a Rush . I read this 300+ pager in a single night, which clears up the question of whether or not I couldn't put it down. And I finished it definitely not hating either of the main characters. I didn't finish it loving them both unreservedly, though. I loved Leah with my whole heart from page one and that never changed. My feelings regarding one of the Hall brothers remain complicated. More to come on this in a bit. On a side note, I'm delighted that Such a Rush is Ms. Echols' hardcover debut. It's a meticulously designed book, a pleasure to hold in my hands as I stayed up way
I was really against this until I saw the trailer, but I might be sucked in now -- it actually looks really good, and my Gatsby nerd just can't resist!ReplyDelete
Nicole, I feel the same way. The Gatsby nerd in my simply can't resist.Delete
Wow, looks very intense.ReplyDelete
Suey, exactly. That part makes me nervous. Am I up for Gatsby intense??Delete
I thought about it. NO.
Laura, LOL. Fair enough.Delete
I think Leo will be a great Gatsby.ReplyDelete
(I do love Baz Luhrmann, which probably affects my judgment.)
Livi, I think he will, too. I'm hit and miss with Luhrmann, but probably more hit than miss so there's that.Delete
Okay I have to admit something. I've never read The Great Gatsby. BUT but, this trailer made me think I MUST do so before the movie comes out. It's the first thing that's ever grabbed my attention enough to make me want to read it. I love his version of Romeo & Juliet, so I'm hoping this will be a win as well, though I'll wait for the DVD.ReplyDelete
Heidi, oh you should! It's amazing and just very readable.Delete
I love his R+J, too. Really love it.
I never properly discussed my obsession for Fitzgerald's male characters, I absolutely adore them (especially Dick in Tender is the night)...my problem with this movie is Baz Luhrmann, I think a director like Sam Mendes would have been perfect. Leo is goood, maybe too angry for this roleReplyDelete
Ari, now this is interesting! I didn't know that about you. I smell a blog post in the offing perhaps?Delete
I think Leo's gonna be great, but I agree, he did look a bit angrier on the whole than I picture Gatsby. Hm.
It looks good, but did you see that it's going to be in 3D? What's with that?ReplyDelete
Rebs, yeah, I did catch that. The notion is laughable. Gatsby in 3D. Hopefully they'll have a regular option. *fingers crossed*Delete
I LOVE Leo. I am so excited for the movie. Although, TBH in the trailer, Carey looks kind of flat to me.ReplyDelete
April, *highfive*. I was thinking the same thing re: Carey! Which is weird cause I normally love her. Daisy should not be flat. Guess we'll see.Delete
I'm on the train! It's been forever since my read, and I should probably do it again. Who in their right mind could deny Leo, a Jack White soundtrack, 1920's fame & fireworks, and a Duesenberg (even if Leo & Toby get a little off their rocker with emotion)?ReplyDelete
I think that says it all.
So cool! Looks sumptuous - Luhrman (sp?) really knows how to make the 20s visually stunning. Great music, and I love Leo. Who's Carey Mulligan then? What's she been in before?ReplyDelete
And my sister was commissioned to make some props for the film, so I was going to watch it for that anyway!
I read the book years ago, during uni - I remember that I found the prose of the first page amazing, but have never been able to remember ANYTHING about the story. Completely forgettable, I thus thought. So I got myself a copy a while back to re-read. I'll have to do that before the film comes out.
Shannon, it really is something to behold. I first saw Carey Mulligan as Kitty in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice. Since then she's been in quite a bit, including Never Let Me Go and An Education.Delete
Your sister made props for the film?! That's awesome.
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts if you do re-read before seeing the film. I'm tempted to do the same.