During this Valentine's week, let me share with you one of the most romantic works I have ever read: The Great Gatsby. This book has fascinated all of us literature fans with its tales of the glitz and glamour of Jay Gatsby, and his efforts to win the love of his life Daisy. The book is lovely, with epic descriptions of what would be to live in Long Island, during the summer, amongst the filthy rich.
There have already been a few film adaptations of the movie, but none more ambitious that the new Baz Lurman one, currently being filmed in Australia. I have already seen some stills and they are beautiful. Here is Leo Di Caprio as Jay Gatsby, with his ladylove Daisy Buchanan, played by the incomparable Carrey Mulligan. She is so chic in classic pearls.
The role of dapper Nick Caraway is helmed by Tobey Macguire, looking all grown up. All three protagonists paint a beautiful scene; this is the best Di Caprio has looked in ages.
This time period of the roaring twenties, with its colorful lifestyle, flappers an beautiful art deco jewels is one of my favorites. The wonderful clothes and jewels worn by Daisy (Carrey Mulligan) are simply to die for. Very inspired. I'm sure this film will have many awards come next season.
|Diamonds bursting out of a slick rock crystal ring,|
on a strand of perfect white pearls.
Fitzgerald would be proud.