For those of you who don’t already know, I have a very deep love for the 1920s, particularly the era’s literature, so naturally, Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is among my long list of favorite books. My affection for the novel is so incredible, in fact, that my Powderpuff football nickname was “Gabsby”–get it? Ha. Anyways, I’ve now read the book five times. Five. I never read books that many times, regardless of how amazing they are. No, no, Gatsby is not just any book. You see, every time that I read it, it takes on a new form. It’s all new to me, as though I’ve never laid eyes on the masterpiece. Every single time that I come to the last chapter and (*SPOILER ALERT*) Jay Gatsby’s untimely death, I bawl my eyes out. It’s remarkable that a simple 180-page book has the ability to do that to a person. Wow, I digress. My point is, it’s remarkable, maybe even the best. So, as you can imagine, my excitement for Buz Luhrmann’s upcoming movie is inexplicable. I actually can’t put it into words. If you aren’t familiar, the film was originally meant to be released on Christmas, 2012. Needless to say, I’ve been anticipating its arrival for over a year now. And it’s finally almost here! The world premiere of the movie was last night (photos below), and it will finally be coming to theaters in just a week! The movie is filled with sensational renditions of old music and, of course, some new, an exquisite array of 1920s flapper-esuq clothing, and unsurprisingly, a young and talented cast. As the May issue of Vogue has fabulously noted with the star on its cover, the wonderful Carey Mulligan will be playing Daisy Buchanon. The one and only Leonardo DiCaprio plays well, the equally one and only Jay Gatsby, and Nick Carraway is played by Tobey Maguire. As dorky as it may be, I plan on wearing some decadent vintage 1920s piece to the midnight premiere that I will obviously be attending next Thursday. Hopefully, I will be able to contain my over-joyous jumping, that currently appears whenever the movie is mentioned, when waiting in line. I suppose I have seven days to work on that. I’ll give you all the juicy details of the film next week, so look out for that! And for those of you who live under a rock (I’ve decided you must, if you haven’t read Gatsby), go read it!!!
Check out photos of Wednesday’s world premiere here: http://www.vogue.com/parties/the-new-york-premiere-of-baz-luhrmanns-the-great-gatsby/