Wednesday: May I ask you a question?
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is my absolute favorite book. And yesterday the trailer for Baz Luhrmann's movie adaptation was released.
I'm currently teaching Gatsby to my sophomores, and we are almost done. I can't wait to show them this trailer in class today! It's such perfect timing for its release, since we won't be able to watch this movie together as a class.
Do you love The Great Gatsby? Hate it? Never read it? And what do you think about this trailer? What are your thoughts on this new adaptation?
I have a few doubts about the casting, but this trailer made me FEEL ALL THE FEELINGS. I squealed, I got chills, and I even I cried a little. Yes, I cried. This is my very favorite book and it looks like Baz Luhrmann NAILED IT. The lines that come word for word from the book, the rain when Gatbsy and Daisy meet, Jordan Baker!, TJ Eckleberg, Gatsby's yellow car, and OMG THE SCENE WITH THE SHIRTS. I DIE.
Not to mention, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of Romeo + Juliet is one of my very favorite movies ever. I know I'm going to love this. I've already watched this trailer a zillion times, and when I wasn't watching it I was listening to that Jack White cover of U2's Love Is Blindness because OMG where has that been all my life.
I can't wait for this movie. Can't. Wait. (It doesn't help that my students keep joking that the world is going to end before I get a chance to see it.)