gatsby

Hey, That’s My Jam!

Despite the variety of controversy that seems to follow Lana Del Rey, you’ve got to admit she nailed this one.  It’s beautiful, dark and as mesmerizing as any Fitzgerald love story.

We decided last minute to cancel our canoe trip and instead spent the weekend lazing about, shopping for an upcoming trip and finalizing new kitchen plans. After Saturday’s date night turned into an appliance research project, B treated me to a late lunch and Gatsby on Sunday. If you haven’t seen it yet, get yourself to a theater ASAP. It’s gorgeous. Maybe not as good as the original – is it ever? – but a definite theater must-see. And worth the splurge in 3D. While the overall soundtrack is great, I loved how this pretty number seemed to float in and out throughout the entire film. Baz is a genius.

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Gatsby

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

Two of my most favorite things are coming soon – summertime and Gatsby. There’s something extraordinary about this story that I frequently find the urge to reread it – or at least skim for my favorite passages. Each occasion I read it is so satisfyingly just as good as it was the first time. I can’t wait to start my summer off with Baz Luhrmann’s remake! And the soundtrack is pretty stellar. You can check it out here.