Book in the Travel Tote: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby  {Source: Shelley Miller

"How many times are you going to watch the trailer?" My husband asked when he caught me sneaking a peek of the theatrical bande annonce. I read F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, while we were on vacation.

(Warning: Spoiler alert)

The story is set during the roaring twenties. New York glitters in 1922, the evolution of the jazz era. A mysterious 32-year old millionaire named Jay Gatsby threw extravagant parties in his mansion at the West Egg, on Long Island in the hopes of captivating Daisy, the sole reason he acquired all of his wealth for. ( I should stop here). 

The opulence of a golden city immortalized by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the lavish costumes that I'm sure would be dramatically interpreted by Baz Luhrmann in his upcoming film are enough to keep everyone excited. I've imagined Leo DiCaprio as the perfect Jay Gatsby while reading the book, way before I saw the trailer. I'm also positive that the versatile Carey Mulligan will create a wonderful Daisy Buchanan- a character, I believe,that is very difficult to play. "Her voice is full of money."- Jay Gatsby

The Book
To be honest, I had a difficult time adjusting to the too-deep-to-understand lines in the first chapter. It was sometimes too deep to fathom, like reading poetry. Somehow, my mind seemed to have adjusted after the second chapter. It was hard to put it down. I suddenly dove into the world of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan in the eyes of the detached story teller, Nick Carraway.

The Film
There were older film versions that I haven't seen yet with Robert Redford playing the Great Gatsby. Another, a more recent version in 2000  (I can't believe that was already more than 10 years ago) was Mira Sorvino playing Daisy opposite Toby Stephens as Jay Gatsby and Paul Rudd as Nick Carraway.

I'd like to share with you the theatrical trailer I've been sneaking around watching while waiting for the new film to be released.

Have a great weekend, old sport!

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  1. What a great trailer! Now I want to see the movie!

  2. I want to see this movie so badly. The theatrics, wardrobe, actors....everything is just too good to be true, haha.

  3. I love the great gatsby, I'm looking forward to seeing the movie too!

  4. The Great Gatsby reminds me of English classes in school! I definitely want to watch this flick!

  5. I haven't read the book but I'm really look forward to the movie!

  6. Got goosebumps watching that trailer (I couldn't think of anyone else I would rather have in that movie than Leonardo Di Caprio)!. Can't wait to see it!