Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This. We need to talk about this:
Yes, ladies and gentleman, that is the brand new, just-released trailer for the upcoming adaption of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, also known as one of my all-time favorite books. I have known about this adaption for quite some time. I must admit, I was a bit worried. I love the book, but all the talk of 3D and Leonardo DiCaprio had me concerned. Daisy, to me, was perfectly cast. Everyone else, I had my doubts. Then I saw the trailer (and dropped everything I was doing to watch it on repeat)...my concerns flared up again. That first shot, with the glaringly obvious non-'20s music, had me thinking much more of the Capitol a la The Hunger Games than of 1920s New York. The colors were more vibrant than I had imagined and the atmosphere of the movie was not at all what I had felt when reading Nick's more gentle narrative. And yet, I was grinning like a madman. Maybe it's the story or the fact that it's Gatsby and Daisy and Nick, but I am having no trouble overlooking over the tiny flaws in this trailer. I'm no longer expecting the glamorous, '20s picture in my head, instead I am looking forward to a darker, more modern-day Hollywood take on this magnificent novel. All I know is that Christmas cannot come fast enough. I need me some Gatsby!