Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chance's Corner: The Great Gatsby

Of all the books I was forced to read throughout my academic years, one I actually enjoyed was F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. And while Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, and Lois Chiles (Bond Girl's always get mentioned) already brought the story of unbridled, forbidden love and tragedy to the silver screen, I'm excited to see the new visionary take of the 1920's classic. Director Baz Luhrmann, best known for his stylistic renditions of Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge,  casts Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby with a hidden past, Carey Mulligan as Daisy the wispy flapper, and Tobey Maguire as Nick the neighbor who gets tangled up in the whole mess of deception and the struggle of social superiority.

Sounds like something you might want to see? How about reading it first? We have several copies of The Great Gatsby available here at the Franklin County Library.

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