I think if you were expecting anything less than “No Church in the Wild” from the preview for Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby, then you probably didn’t get a little weepy when the church choir sang “When Doves Cry” in Romeo and Juliet.
Morning Bites: Lost Martin Amis Video Game Masterpiece, Literary Jeremy Lin, Anthony Shadid, And More
Why the heck would Martin Amis want to distance himself from his 1982 classic Invasion of the Space Invaders? Everybody weighs in on the death of journalist Anthony Shadid. Alexander Chee on “The Jeremy Lin Economy” at The Classical. We aren’t sure if the Lin Economy includes the book deal he’s going to land. The American boosterism of Junot Díaz and Garrison Keillor. Want to look like Juliet from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet? Rookie tells you how. Joe Fassler at The Atlantic […]
Taking Another Stab at Gatsby
My experiences with Baz Luhrmann films: 1996: took my high school girlfriend to see Romeo + Juliet, hated the movie, and got no play. 2002: got drunk and fell asleep watching Moulin Rouge, but had “Lady Marmalade” stuck in my head for days. Today, 2010: It was announced last month that Luhrmann acquired the rites to The Great Gatsby and I’m just now reading about this??? Tomorrow, 2010: I will wake up the same bitter and jaded bastard that I […]