Most people know by now that The Great Gatsby is probably my favorite book in the whole world. I’ve read it a dozen times, two dozen maybe. I’ve written at least 6 different papers in college on it. I think it’s one of the most cinematic books and translates well onto screen.
I’m not sure how I feel about Leo, though. I don’t know. Listening to him talk on the trailer makes me flinch. There’s something about his unaffecting voice that irritates me. It’s an apathetic Gatsby. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Gatsby, in my imagination, was never apathetic.
Also, I’ll be judging the movie almost entirely on their treatment of Daisy, the lynchpin for the entire novel. If they get her wrong, I’m sending in the robot army.
So, we’ll see. Oh, I’ll be in the theater as soon as it’s released. Maybe even in costume. That’s how I role.
Get it? GET IT??