You may still be experiencing some residual depression from the fact that you were all hyped up about the big Baz Luhrmann movie of The Great Gatsby that was supposed to come out in December, and had to cope with the disappointment that it will not hit the big screen until May. Like dealing with one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debutantes, it felt like too much potential excitement and too little follow through. Oh, the cruelty of being teased.
No worries. You just cheer yourself right up and get one of those oversized calendars and start marking the days until May when that movie comes out. I know, I am really sad that Luhrmann did not use that delay to rethink Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, but they wouldn’t take my calls and so there is nothing I can do about that. I am also vaguely puzzled that they had to hire a British actress to play Daisy Fay Buchanan, and that makes me nervous, but I guess I have two words for that situation: Vivien Leigh.
But this I know for sure: Leonardo DiCaprio will not let me down. I. Can’t. Wait.
In the meantime, here are six other doses of F. Scott Fitzgerald that might suffice until May 10th, 2013, because Fitzgerald did a lot of other great things in addition to The Great Gatsby. Continue reading