The Great Gatsby movie is set to be released sometime in the future. It was originally going to be released over the Christmas holiday this year but got pushed back for unknown reasons. I think this movie is a perfect movie for reflecting what is going on now in America. There has been a lot of grief over the director and what he may have done or not have done to the movie in regards to its authenticity to the Book. I decided after reading a lot of people up in arms about the trailer and the director chosen for this production that I would re-read the book. After reading what some call F. Scott Fitzgerald best work. Which I and Hemingway agree could have been better. Hemingway in a letter to Fitzgerald told him that it was good but he could have done a much better job after Fitzgerald asked Hemingway for his opinion on the writing before publishing it. The letters that were written back and forth between Hemingway and Fitzgerald gave a lot of insight to Fitzgerald’s frame of mind about the work and his life during the work. Making Great Gatsby the book much easier to follow by knowing what was going on in Fitzgerald’s life as it was written.
This also makes the movie and the trailer seem spot on about the world of Mr. Gatsby. Although, the book is narrated by Nick the story itself is centered on Gatsby and the intertwined relationships of many that happen to all come back to him, all while Nick documents the events almost as an on looker. I think if there is any novel written in a manner for a director like Baz to do, this one actually fits like a glove. Parties that happened at Gatsby’s estate were nothing but over the top with lots of glitz and glam just as the trailer suggest. Colors were mentioned a lot in the story, yellow dresses, yellow car, the description of the lavish huge garden, to Gatsby’s colorful international shirts. I watch the trailer and I see everything that happened in the book being played out almost exactly in the trailer. In the trailer we see the huge house with the big garden, the yellow car, him show off his colorful collections of shirts. The sets in the movie are huge just like the book makes them to be. Even the scene in the trailer of DiCaprio coming through the door, wet from the rain, to meet Daisy at Nick’s house is spot on. The book does nothing to calm down the lavish life styles of the roaring 20′s or Gatsby’s eccentric parties. If there was ever a movie to do over the top scenes with, this is the one for Baz. I also think DiCaprio is perfect casting after he did Howard Hughes, he will make a great Gatsby.
Also, after reading and watching the trailer again, I think this movie will relate with a lot of people given the state of affairs in the country today. It depicted the time when things were good in the country and people felt compelled to flaunt their success. Even some people making up their success as they went on to rise among the social crowds to get ahead while The Great Depression looming in the background.