The Great Gatsby: can the Great American Novel become a Great American Film? {Trailer}

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 22, 2012
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Update: the Great Gatsby posters.


Update: Trailer 2:

Great Gatsby: Video Trailer.

Leonardo DiCaprio in a role he knows well: cool, rich, womanizing, hungry, powerful yet troubled, distant, cold, sad.

F. Scott Fitzgerald is my favorite: I hope his greatest novel (his short stories, still, are better) finally has found a film worthy of it.

The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings.

Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.


Cinema’s last try at the great book was an infamous, great failure:

Bonus: Featured in the Trailer, this song by Jack White:



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “The Great Gatsby: can the Great American Novel become a Great American Film? {Trailer}”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    So excited! I was inspired the re-read the book a month or so back. I must have known this was coming. ~ Lindsey B.

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