Tag Archives: F. Scott Fitzgerald

First Look: The trailer and promo poster for Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby.

If you’re a regular reader of this space, then you know that my trepidation when it comes to big-screen adaptations of “The Great Gatsby” is pretty well-established. Over a half-dozen iterations, no one’s really come close to capturing the spirit … Continue reading

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Woody Allen’s First “Midnight in Paris” Was A 1971 Short Story.

Here’s a fascinating piece by Steve Pond over at The Wrap, who notes that Woody Allen took a fantasy trip to the Lost Generation’s City of Light years before last summer’s sleeper hit Midnight in Paris. As he got ready … Continue reading

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“Great Gatsby” Filming Gets Underway Down Under.

Filming for director Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic “The Great Gatsby” with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role has gotten underway in Australia. For reasons that completely elude me, Luhrman has decided to shoot one of my … Continue reading

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The Viewers’ Guide To “Midnight In Paris.”

Filmmaker Woody Allen earned plaudits earlier this year with “Midnight in Paris,” his love-letter to the City of Lights in the 1920s. Figures of 20th Century Modernism, such as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald figure heavily in the film. … Continue reading

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