He'll look so cool.He always looks so cool.The '20s-themed Great Gatsby Gala will be Aug. 23, raising money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and you can win tickets for two by finding Gatsby a little early.He, Daisy and Nick (the main characters in F. Show More Summary
“So we beat on,” concludes The Great Gatsby, “boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” Of course, this assumes that one has a significant past to be borne ceaselessly back into—unlike, say, teenagers, who haven’t generally lived long enough to accumulate regrets or the desire to recapture lost glory. Show More Summary
Because we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past, or possibly just to hawk some real estate, a developer building a Great Neck, N.Y. subdivision in the 1980s went ahead and named it "Gatsby...
Co-written with Wallace Turbeville. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, East Egg represents inherited wealth and privilege, while West Egg represents wealth earned through innovation and hard work, a distinction at the core of the American ideal. Show More Summary
Summertime is here and I couldn’t be happier. As F. Scott Fitzgerald noted in The Great Gatsby, it often feels that life begins over again with the summer. It’s a “book of hope,” as author Benjamin Alire Sáenz put it, filled with the promise of freedom, adventure, and dreamy idleness. This winter was a rough one for […]
Unfortunately, we won't be seeing Carey Mulligan on the big screen at all this year, but that doesn't mean the actress isn't working this year. The Great Gatsby star has a lead role in Suffragette as Maude foot soldier of the early feminist movement who turns radical and begins using violence for change. Show More Summary
They call him the “Gatsby Bandit” — but great, he is not. The middle-aged thief, who was given his moniker by the FBI due to his penchant for wearing Gatsby-era caps, is being sought for three Queens bank robberies, authorities said Wednesday.
Amber Riley invoked the gilded spirit of The Great Gatsby when she sang Do Your Thing on the season finale of Dancing with the Stars! The Glee star and reigning champ from last season's competition absolutely nailed her performance, which featured the Charleston dance, beads, and a gorgeous gold feather atop Amber to match her gorgeous [...]
Trigger warning for people who can't handle skepticism about trigger warnings. Okay, here we go: from Saturday's NYT: Should students about to read “The Great Gatsby” be forewarned about “a variety of scenes that reference gory, abusive...Show More Summary
Students at the University of California Santa Barbara, Rutgers, Oberlin, and others have been requesting “trigger warning” labels on literature from The Great Gatsby to Huck Finn. In The Guardian, University College London Professor John Mullan snipes, “You might as well put a label on English literature saying: warning – bad stuff happens here.”
"Trigger warnings" are having their 15 minutes of fame this year, and a New York Times piece about them this weekend made the rounds of the blogosphere. Apparently some activists want trigger warnings for books like The Great GatsbyShow More Summary
In literature, on the big screen, and in the daily news, we're often exposed to some version of the Great American Imposter Story (see: Gatsby, Madoff, Lance Armstrong). Rarely do we hear the dupe's side of things. In Blood Will...
From the dreamy Manderly in Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca to Jay Gatsby's mansion in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Flavorwire has compiled a list of the 25 greatest homes ever to be featured in classic novels. Scroll through the...
The astute sartorial minds over at shelter blog Domaine are spotlighting some crazy-elaborate retail windows inspired by books. Here The Great Gatsby sells antique rugs, A Moveable Feast promotes vintage furniture, and The Wizard of Oz (at right) showcases old...
Cannes Film Festival opening nights are glitzy affairs, with movies like “The Great Gatsby,” “Up” and “Midnight in Paris” premiering to the requisite tuxedoed fanfare in recent years. On the surface, the same seemed to apply to the kickoff of this year’s edition Wednesday night, as Nicole...
Northern Ballet is in London this week for a short residency at the ROH’s Linbury Theatre. Although the company is well known to London audiences for its performances of full-length narrative ballets – most recently The Great Gatsby, a sell-out success at Sadler’s Wells in 2013 – this inaugural visit to the Linbury will showcase [...]
The Great Gatsby was almost titled Gold-Hatted Gatsby or The High-Bouncing Lover. The flamboyance of these titles might've matched the flashiness of the jazz age, but we're thankful that Fitzgerald stuck with simplicity. Imagining how...Show More Summary
The label that brought us the exquisitely designed ‘20s prohibition glamour in The Great Gatsby, now aims to deliver what we expect will be THE must have item of Spring 2014 – Prada’s jaw dropping $27,000 lace dresses. Read the rest of the story at: Macramé Styling: US$27,000 lace dresses by Prada
Baz Luhrmann may have found his follow-up to The Great Gatsby: a biopic of Elvis Presley that’s currently being developed by Warner Brothers. The studio already has Saving Mr. Banks and Fifty Shades Of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel at work on a script, which covers some as-yet-undetermined span of Presley’s life. Show More Summary
Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby) is in talks to direct a biopic about Elvis Presley, penned by 'Fifty Shades of Grey' screenwriter Kelly Marcel. The post Elvis Presley Biopic Developing with Baz Luhrmann in Talks to Direct appeared first on Screen Rant.