Gatsby style

As some of you may know, I majored in English lit in college. That's why I'm such a good writer. Just kidding. If you've noticed any typos, misspellings or other errors lately it's because I fired my editor. Lawyers are way too conservative.

 F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is one of my all-time favorite American classics. To Kill A Mocking Bird being first. If I could go back in time, the 20s would be my first choice -- both for the fun and the fashion.

So what do you all think about the soon-to-be released Gatsby remake? It opened this year's Cannes Film Festival in 3-D. Gasp! Remakes are never as good as originals. Turns out the original film adaptation was in 1926. Fitzgerald walked out of the theater before it ended. Guess he didn't like it.

The most famous Gatsby screen version was made in 1974 starring Sam Waterston, Mia Farrow and Robert Redford. It got panned by critics, but I'll loved everything about that movie, especially the lead actors and their costumes.

Could Leonardo pull off any of these looks?

 Robert looking dreamy in pink.

And, dapper in white.

 I think not. 

 Would Brad have made a better Gatsby?

Who would be your choice for leading lady Daisy? Carey is pretty cute (Loved her in An Education.). But, she is no Mia that's for sure.

I do like Tobey Maguire as Nick.

I also like Tiffany's Gatsby collection. I've put in a request for the blue sapphire
deco ring (far right) for Mother's Day. No doubt I will get it.

Gatsby opens this Friday. Of course I will go see it, but my expectations are abysmal. Hope I don't walk out with 3-D glasses in tow.

Photo images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

1 comment:

  1. The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird are my all time favorite novels. For years, I would reread The Great Gatsby annually and then read twice for book club recently! No no no on the remake. Robert Redford is my Gatsby and heartthrob for ever more. Perhpas I will enlarge one of these pictures into a poster for my office. I'm pretty sure I had one in my dorm room but that's too far back to remember. Mia Farrow and Sam Waterston were perfect too. I did not know you were an English lit major and you are a very good writer.


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