19 May 2013

The Great Gatsby - I'd watch again

We saw it this afternoon, and I loved it.
I also loved the book, although I can't put my finger on exactly why.
You don't love the characters, because they are selfish.
And it doesn't have a happy ending.
But, there's something magical about it.

But - the soundtrack? In love. Not so much with the songs themselves, but the songs contributed so much to the magic. It was like the 20's come to life - but at the same time, modern artists like Jay Z, Florence + the Machine, Lana Del Rey, and Fergie were featured.
The costumes - for both the men and the women - were to die for.
{I especially loved Gatsby's ensembles - three piece suits (in white, browns, pink!), brown & white oxfords, bow ties, suspenders, the straw skimmer hats - love, love, love.}
I really, really, really wanna have a Gatsby party now.
I think for the most part, the movie stays true to the book, including using key lines from the text in the dialogue of the movie.
Watching the movie made me love the book even more.
By the time we left, I wanted to party with Gatsby - and then be able to go back to my own house and avoid all the drama. 

I also decided Leonardo DiCaprio is pretty hot in this one.
Too bad he wasted all that on Daisy's bitch ass.

Gatsby by shug in boots on Grooveshark

Have you seen the movie?
What did you think?


Southern Sass said...

I can't wait to go see it!! Glad to hear it didn't disappoint.

Suze said...

I loved it too!! I debated whether I wanted to see it or not, but it was great.

The {Mrs} Adventure of a misplaced Belle said...

I guess I need to see it! I am not going to like, I totally didn't read it in AP English. Maybe I should have!

Heidi said...

I LOVED it too and Leo is hot hot hot! I already want to see it again! I think this Halloween everyone and their cousin is going to be dressed in Gatsby gear.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I adored it. I love Leo and I think he was perfect as Gatsby.

Abigaylemae said...

Haven't seen it yet, but its DEF on the list. BIG Kudos to the casting crew...From the pictures that I've seen, all the characters are pretty much like I imagined them :)

Annabelle said...

I cannot wait to see this movie!

Aleshea said...

I started a book club with a few of my friends. This was the first book on the list so that we could watch the movie. We were supposed to read the book in H.S. but of course I found a way out of it. (We watched the movie last night) I think the movie helped me understand the book more. The theatre was dead silent as the ending monologue came. I can't stand Tom. I loved book Daisy but hated movie Daisy. In the end we decided that Gatsby was just like a mutual friend and it made everything better.

leelee said...

I loved the movie but was not impressed with the soundtrack. Everything else seemed to be perfect.