I was thinking and talking about The Great Gatsby yesterday or was it the day before?
The dates aren’t important, what is relevant is that Baz Lurhmann is making his own film version of the novel. I am shattered and fascinated. As a metaphor for the great American dream, it is wonderful but I don’t believe that The Great Gatsby translates well onto film.
I think Baz will get Catherine Martin to make the film look amazing, the Jazz Age is right up her tin pan alley and then he will get all soundtrack crazy and then bam! We have a movie, all style no substance. (*sigh)
Casting so far –
Leonardo Di Caprio as Jay Gatsby.
Thanks for asking, well Amanda Seyfried actually. Looks like Daisy and she can act despite what we saw in Mamma Mia. And maybe Keira Knightly, just because she has the breeding thing down pat.
A film takes one to two years to make and release. Will it be relevant in two years?
Where will the economy be then? Will we care?
Entertainment Vs Education.
Entertainment always wins. Always. Think Busby Berkeley musicals post WW1 and MGM musicals post WW2.
Colour and movement people and a some frocks and a song. This will bring the people in.