Written, directed by and starring Joel Edgerton (writer of The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior) comes a new psychological thriller that looks scary as fuck. Now, I know what you’re going to say. “This doesn’t look scary, shut up.” To me, the fact that I know people like this is all too terrifying. Have […]
From Slate comes an answer to the question: “Why did it take so long for The Great Gatsby to be recognized as a masterpiece?” Pair with our own Sonya Chung‘s review of the novel.
F. Scott Fitzgerald as he was beginning to think of Gatsby, in 1921. Once upon a time, there was a bright, successful young novelist. He had had great acclaim, and sales, with This Side of Paradise (1920), published when he was only 23 years old. Show More Summary
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The Great Gatsby debuted in 1925 to poor sales and mediocre reviews. So how did it become one of the most famous novels in America? At Slate, Cristina Hartmann explains how Fitzgerald’s opus, which netted the author royalties worth a grand total of $13 in his lifetime, went on to become a classic. Related: our own Bill Morris […]
Sure, I knew that F. Scott Fitzgerald had an up and down career and a bad drinking habit and wound up dying at a young age while working as a script doctor in Hollywood. But until I read Maureen Corrigan’s terrific book “So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why […]
The Great Gatsby Movie Style: Dapper 1920s Men’s Fashions F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is not only important to the canon of American literature, but to the history of film as well. The 1920s age story of the American dream has spawned numerous film adaptations. Show More Summary
King of the world?! More like, king of our hearts! Ever since he captivated audiences in Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio has been a heartthrob for several decades. From his suave performance as Jay Gatsby in 2013's The Great Gatsby, to his role as a corrupt stockbroker in The Wolf of Wall Street, the 40-year-old has an incomparable range [...]
"American Sniper." "Unbroken." "The Great Gatsby." If it's a big blockbuster, chances are it goes through this film advertising company first before it's packaged for the masses.
Netflix thinks having its own musical drama series would be totally far out, so it’s ordered 13 episodes of The Get Down from writer-director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby). According to Deadline, The Get Down is setShow More Summary
Director Baz Luhrmann has brought us The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!, and Romeo + Juliet, but his latest project is something completely different. He's teaming up with Netflix to make an original series about the world of hip-hop in New York during the 1970s. Show More Summary
Netflix has given a 13-episode series order to musical drama The Get Down from Baz Luhrmann, marking the Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby director’s first music-driven project since the 2001 Moulin Rouge! as well as his first TV series. Show More Summary
Vaccine Politics: Bowing at the Altar of Ignorance By Dick Polman Listening to the attacks on vaccines, I’m reminded of the closing line in The Great Gatsby: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” And back we go – wasting our time, yet again, re-debating stuff that is [...]Show More Summary
Lauded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, F. Scott Fitzgerald is synonymous with The Great Gatsby, the Jazz Age, the Lost Generation...Phew recall that in the twilight of his life and career--when his wife Zelda wasShow More Summary
Nineteen months ago, Wall Street was offered a tantalizing taste of the Hunt and Fish Club, “A Manhattan eatery catering to hedge fund and private equity professionals,” where everyone who walked through the doors would be “made to feel...Show More Summary
Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough argued Monday morning that neo-populist Mitt Romney should be crossing his fingers for a Hillary Clinton candidacy, as she would negate like no other figure his plutocratic weaknesses.
Edith Wharton didn't think F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was a perfect book, and she told him so. But his anti-Semitic portrait of Meyer Wolfsheim, now that was perfect, even "masterly." What did Wharton know from Jews? Well, over a decade before, she'd created her own "perfect" Jew Simon Rosedale in her bestseller The House of Mirth. Show More Summary
F. Scott Fitzgerald's legacy has become synonymous with the glamour of the Jazz Age and the success of “The Great Gatsby.” His complicated life with wife Zelda has become the stuff of myth, portrayed in numerous biographies and nove...
Though Joel Edgerton is a very accomplished actor who has starred in smaller films like Animal Kingdom to big flashy numbers like The Great Gatsby, he's looking to get behind the camera next. Deadline has word that Edgerton is set to...Show More Summary
The multi-storied home at 481 Laurel Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is one of three sites in the city that is dedicated to the late, great author F. Scott Fitzgerald who penned such American literary classics as The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise. Show More Summary