My interests include cats, ghosts, serial killers, burritos, and Nickelodeon
My version of flirting is looking at someone I find attractive multiple times and hoping they’re more brave than I am.
"Riding bikes everywhere? Using recyclable diapers? Carpooling? We’ve been doing that in Eritrea for decades. Where’s our reward for saving the Earth? Why aren’t we plastered all over Time magazine? If we lived in the same disgusting, gluttonous fashion that Americans lived, this planet would no longer be able to sustain the human race. But yet, they blame the world’s environmental ills on “overpopulation” (code: poor brown people existing) and then usurp our lifestyle habits, trademark it as their own and pat themselves on the back for doing the bare minimum. How convenient of such a narcissistic nation."
The Great Gatsby….
Was just okay… and here is why:
1) The way Luhrmann’s films are always stylized is something that I actually enjoy a lot. Moulin Rouge is one of my favourite movies and how he used current songs in both movies is really charming. I think its fun and interesting and puts a really great twist on both the songs and the movie(s). The issue with TGG though, is that he seemed to be so focused making some sort of music video that he completely forgot about the actual script and that fact that its a movie. And people. Have to act.
2) Seriously most of the scenes where there was any dialogue were so mundane and stale and even uncomfortable at times. I mean, found myself deciding to leave for the bathroom during a really monumental scene.
I mean…. Diasy’s “fool” line…. wth was that.
3) This is my biggest issue with the movie. I could forgive everything awkward about this movie if its theme was properly emulated. THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY ABOUT DIASY AND GATSBY.
I get it, everyone always has different interpretations about books and no one opinion is wrong and stuff. But there is a point where you have to put aside what you want the book to be about and think about what the author wanted you to get from the book. Gatsby didn’t love Diasy, or maybe he did, but it wasn’t healthy ( or real, IMO). He was in love with the idea of Diasy - Diasy oozes old money and upperclass bougie-ness and a life that he could never be apart. So you can even say that Diasy was never really a person - but a goal. Now think about, that and get the book and read (or re-read) that scene where he says that Diasy needs to say that she never loved Tom.
Luhmann wasn’t really able to capture that instead. Or maybe he really didn’t want to capture that and if thats the case that I’m sad.
4) A huge point of the book was how the rich effected America. There are these extravagant parties where no one cares about the amount of consumption. There are dinners so extravagant but people are miserable and its ultimately a waste of a get together. Waste. All anyone does is waste away in the book. And with something like the “Valley of Ashes” you see how that effects others. Instead in the movie they seem to have a lot of fun and in a way that excited the audience - instead of disgusting them. My friend made a point to say that ” Yeah but it showed lonely of a person Gatsby is” Okay, but was that the point? Showing these parties under a really pretty lens with really pretty colours and then having Gatsby staring down through a window alone, didn’t show how wasteful a culture could be. It just further played into the entire Daisy, Tom, Gatsby love triangle bullshit.
5) Having Nick tell his story to a psychiatrist in an asylum is was so fucking dumb and unnecessary.
Over all, yeah I do have an issue with it not being true to the book. But not in that ” hey they missed that scene.” or ” Omg, that didn’t even happen in the book” kind of way. Luhrmann, tbh, did a good job staying true to the events within the book and even the dialogue. But it wasn’t true its message. And if you aren’t going to add that in, why even bother.
I’m going to write what issues I had with the great gatsby because I had some serious issues with it. And no non of them concern the fucking music choice shut up.
I was in a car accident last week and even though its not that big of a deal considering I that I’m alive and have no serious injuries, I have been insanely depressed about it. What a great start to the summer.