Excess admirably rescued by talent. One of my favorites in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is the scene in which Gatsby is to meet Daisy at Nick Carraway’s cottage. I’ll not spoil the full effect of a nervous lover … Continue reading
Drawings and Debutantes There is no small amount of trepidation that the Baz Luhrmann’s newest motion picture may fall victim to over-commercialization. Those fears were not lessened when the heavily advertised December 2012 release date was suddenly scrapped in favor of … Continue reading
Sunday Crossword Puzzle
The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrmann’s motion picture version of The Great Gatsby opens to general audiences in the U.S. this Friday. Recent interviews with the director breathe new hope that film will be worthy of the painstaking work done by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his 1925 classic novel.
The Great Gatsby as a concept has its own back stories that shaped the novel, stage productions and now the fourth major motion picture, (five if you count a made-for-TV movie in 2000). Test your knowledge and consult this blog for help in solving this Sunday’s crossword, the second such puzzle for History as Prologue.
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Four Five films To set the record straight, there are, counting the DiCaprio version, four big-screen versions of The Great Gatsby. There is, however, a fifth counting a 2000 made-for-TV version that I’ve not seen. I do intend to see this … Continue reading