Oh, Gatsby

The Great Gatsby 大亨小傳 is…

I truly have no words…

It’s like bouncing off the highest trampoline or bungee jumping. That initial fear- will it live up to the classic that F.Scott Fitzgerald so carefully sculpted? Or will it leave you feeling deflated, lacking in that special adrenaline that can only come from throwing yourself straight into space? But then you jump, and you’re most certainly flying, faster than any bird, swooping into the openness from all angles (just like the crazy camera-panning of this movie), diving right on in to thee coolest party on the planet. You’re left dangling, suspended mid-action, gasping for air and laughing at the same time. You could cry because you’re so involved in the moment, living every second, but instead you just breathe it all in, savouring every scene, not wanting it to end.

But it does end; and you find yourself back on land, out of breath, even though you inhaled it all so slowly. It’s OK though, it’s not a movie/moment you’ll be forgetting for a while. It stays with you long after the afternoon sun has slipped behind the clouds and the moon is out to play. It’s one of those fantastical cinematic journeys that you can replay again and again in your head as you remember the dazzle and sparkle and exuberance of every single facial expression, costume and setting, all thought out to perfection. And the music! What a party!

If you haven’t seen it yet, please go! It is freaking spectacular.


“So, we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

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