First off, I really need this shirt! I saw The Great Gatsby this weekend, and I know this is a book blog (Charlotte, that’s a movie!) but I figured it’s relevant enough since A) it is indeed a book, and B) I’ve read it.
What I thought of it: I thought parts of it were really epic, but there were parts of it that I didn’t like. I thought that although the acting was great, there were a couple of weird decisions that were made in terms of music and editing. The music was too modern for my taste, because it pulled me out of the time period, and consequently, out of the story. I’m pretty sure they mentioned President Kennedy in one of the songs. This just seems badly researched to me. In addition to this, there seemed to be a reoccurring theme of awkward layers and backgrounds that made parts of the movie seem like they were made by a high school freshman who was having fun with Photoshop. Nick Carraway would be writing a letter and there would be words running across the screen and a nebula spinning in the background! Seriously?! A nebula? Okay.
But I’m not trying to be negative. I thought all the actors were chosen well, and the scenery and costumes were beautiful. I guess some parts just weren’t how I’d pictured them. But I would still go watch it and see for yourself. Anyone else have any opinions on the movie?