Okay, heard today that they’re making another Hollywood movie of The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. Mixed feelings about this – someone out there asked the question, do we really need another Gatsby movie?
As far as I’m concerned, there’s always room for one more. I’ve seen three different versions, and I haven’t been a big fan of any of them (yes, including the Robert Redford one. And yes, I’m aware of the heresy.) I don’t think they captured the true essence of the book – you watch the Redford version today, and it looks more 70s than it does 20s.
I’ll add that I won’t hold out too much hope for the new version either. I liked DiCaprio in his other period pieces (Titanic, Aviator) but… maybe I’m just too close to the book. I also think we’re too far away from the 20’s. It’s been 85 years since the book was published, after all. Hard to capture an era when there’s nobody around to remember it.
Anyway, bring it on. I’ll certainly be open to giving it a try.
Great work today. Good scene and a good number of words. Tried to reach 75,000 words today, but came up short. I can’t be too disappointed about that though – I’ll beat on, boats against the current again tomorrow.
(Novel Writing Totals)
Hours Today: 1
Words Today: 1,615
Hours Total: 55.50
Words Total: 74,902
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