Books on Screen: The Great Gatsby

Courtesy of collider.com
Courtesy of collider.com

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most well known novels of all time.  It’s consistently used in many English classes, and will make its debut on May 10, 2013.

The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway is lured into the world of his friend’s neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon, however, Nick begins to see through Gatsby’s front and realizes the underlying problems, ultimately leading to obsession, madness and tragedy.

With an all-star cast, there has been a lot of anticipation for this movie.  Leonardo DiCaprio will take the role as Jay Gatsby.  Coming off of his role as a rich plantation owner in Django: Unchained, I have a feeling that he will do very well in the role.  Tobey Maguire will star as Nick Carraway.  While I’m a little bit skeptical about this choice, I am hoping that because of his absence from most major movies since the flop of Spider-Man 3, that his return will be welcome.  I just hope that his acting will live up to the expectation and that he will fully envelop the character.

Overall, I’m really hoping that the movie will be good.  I never really got into the book that much.  Maybe because I was in high school, and I just didn’t understand the language at the time.  Maybe some day I’ll revisit it and really try to focus on understanding it.  We’ll see how the movie goes over first and what happens with the characters.

Go see this movie when it comes out in theaters May 10.

-Lauren Pirc, Assistant Blog Editor

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