Great Gatsby: A New Version

MV5BMTkxNTk1ODcxNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDI1OTMzOQ@@._V1_SX214_Coming to theaters near you!! The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in its latest iteration, opens this week. The story has been made into a movie at least four times, the first time in 1926 right after the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published in 1925. That, of course, was a black and white silent film, and no copies of it are known to have survived. 

I’m planning to see the film as soon as possible. I think it’s another indication how much the public is interested in the Roaring Twenties. Think of the series “Boardwalk Empire,” and Ken Burns’s documentary “Prohibition.” And dress styles this year are highly reminiscent of the flapper dress, straight sheath lines with drop waists. I’ll bet this movie only heightens those stylistic elements. 

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