The Great Gatsby showed me how the cars and outfits have changed, but commuting into and out of the city has not been updated much since the 1920s. Yes, bridges and roads have been improved, but it is still faster to get to certain places via car than train.
As a self-proclaimed English-nerd, I am unable to let the new film adaptation of The Great Gatsby go un-reviewed. I go to approximately five movies ev...
Imitation is supposed to be the sincerest form of flattery. But what if you want to imitate someone so badly that you're willing to steal from them? Where does that fall on the sincerity meter?
With the new Baz Luhrmann movie sweeping the globe, original novel topping bestseller charts, and fandoms exploding over the Internet, I was inspired to share my two cents on the title character's so-called "greatness."
A semi-jigsaw-puzzle of a story, Kieran Darcy-Smith's Wish You Were Here bounces back and forth in time, while feeding the audience's interest in an unsolved mystery.
Give one of these three books a try and see if they spark your tastebuds the way that they spark mine. I'd be surprised if you're not at the supermarket by page 50.
Fortunately -- with the help of a vintage Nicole Miller gown, my great-grandmother's pearls, hair set in a low side chignon topped with a Deco-inspired rhinestone comb -- I was ready for any speakeasy.
I have long appreciated Fitzgerald's novel as a commentary on the limits of the American Dream that we all hold sacred. Dreams and fantasies, the pursuit of wealth and fame and success--these vanities have been lifted to the highest levels of respect and hope and yearning over the past century.
The most important thing is to appreciate that a film and book can never be completely alike, and that despite its slight shortcomings in that regard, The Great Gatsby is a beautifully made film and accomplishes something new with an American classic.
-- By Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler Alcohol may be legal, but that hasn't stopped a proliferation of hard-to-find drinkeries that recall t...
I don't now why but the networks are really acting dumb and stupid and against their own best interests! Just read The Hollywood Reporter if you want to see where entertainment is going.
For an answer I turned to my friend Erica Wagner, the literary editor of the London Times. She told me that Greene may well be entering the no-man's land between currently fashionable writers, be they alive or dead, and the enduring classic authors such as Hemingway, Wodehouse and Dickens.
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic, takes place in the summer of 1922, in an era of debauchery and decadence. These hotels evoke images of Gatsby's seductive revelries.
Leo DiCaprio will never portray him on the screen, but the disgraced Sri Lankan American moneyman Raj Rajaratnam could well be the Jay Gatsby of our times.
Here's the nicest thing I can say about Fast & Furious 6: It's not in 3D.
Luhrmann's film works because it gives us the stunning visuals to a place and time few of us have any memory of.