Just this morning I discovered that Hollywood has made a new movie version of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It will star Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan (I LOVED her in An Education) as Daisy, and Toby Maguire as Nick. I am so excited! I think the casting is fantastic!
To be totally honest The Great Gatsby is not one of my favorite books ever. I mean, I enjoyed it just fine, it just doesn't top my all-time favorites list. HOWEVER, the era (the 1920's) and the setting (New York) and the fashion (oh those hats and dresses!) DO top my "List of Places and Time Periods That I Wish I Could Live In," and apparently the movie does a wonderful job of showing us all the glitz, glamour and corruption in America during the Roaring '20's, so it should be historically fun to watch.
Given this news I think I will go back and read The Great Gatsby again. And I invite you to do the same. It never hurts to revisit a classic and it will be a good refresher for the movie. It opens in theaters this coming Christmas Day so you have lots of time to get 'er done.