Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Literary Classic Turned Modern Day Motion Picture

At one point or another, I think its safe to say that most of us have read The Great Gatsby. It actually happens to be one of our favorite books! Seriously...we've each read it like 3 times. Not only is it an American classic, but it is a timeless piece of literature above all.
One of the many Great Gatsby covers

Well for those of you who haven't heard, Leo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and others are starring in The Great Gatsby (the movie!!) coming out on Christmas day of this year.  The trailer came out today, and needless to say, it looks as magical, spectacular, grandiose, and over the top as expected. Leonardo also looks beautiful (comeback, anyone?!).

Hello, gorgeous. 

While the idea of the book being made into a major motion picture is thrilling, we can't help but wonder if some of the magic of the story will be lost through watching a movie version of the story as opposed to reading it. Realistically though, we're probably going to see the movie regardless.

Thoughts? Will you be seeing the movie?