Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gatsby is one of my all-time-favourites; I have read it a number of times and taken a university course on it, so I know it pretty much by heart.

Regardless of this, I took immense pleasure in re-reading it for the umpteenth time, this time in view of sharing it with one of my classes next year. (Can't wait!) 
Am also hoping to be able to bring the students to see the film (French release February 2013).

As a general rule, I tend to avoid adaptations of novels I admire (It's simple; Great Literature = Great text. Cinema = No text.) but the name Baz Luhrman augurs well - he might actually be capable of depicting both the heart-rending plot and Fitzgerald's just as heart-rending words.

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