Reader's Notes - The Great Gatsby Delusion

Here is an excellent piece by Sarah Churchwell of the UK Guardian expressing a full-throated skepticism at the viability of creating a motion picture version of The Great Gatsby that captures the magic of F. Scott Fitgerald's novel.  News is that no less than Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Julet, Moulin Rouge) will give the book a go, and that Leonardo DiCaprio will play Gatsby.  I've read Gatsby many times over, and taught it just about as often, and I find that the film versions annoy even the most indolent students, who really do prefer the book to the movie.

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