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The Great Gatsby

The-Great-Gatsby-Movie-2013When The Great Gatsby by Baz Lurhmann was advertised to be released I was thrilled and determined to go and watch it. But having chosen Steinbeck over Fitzgerald at university I am ashamed to admit that I had never read the book. I decided to read the book first and afterwards watch the film. So now three years later I have to say that both book and film are perfect! THE GREAT GATSBY

Gatsby is this handsome, mysterious and very rich young man who has suddenly appeared in the social life of the 20s New York and is a neighhbour to Nick whose cousin is Daisy that happens to be Gatsby’s first and only love. Gatsby throws extravagant parties where everybody who is somebody wants to go to and waits for the day that Daisy will enter his door. Daisy that is unhappily married to Mr Buchanan finally sees Gatsby after all these years and is in love again. But everything goes horribly wrong to this love story as something usually does when true love is at stake and we have its tragic end.

The film is fabulous and Lurhman’s aesthetic fits once more and makes the story his own. The music is amazing, the photography is beautiful, Gatsby is mesmerizing and I just wonder once more how come Mr Lurhman didn’t think of making this film sooner. It is simply wonderful!



Fading Gigolo

f gigoloAs soon as I found out that Woody Allen took part in a film that wasn’t his own I was surprised and intrigued as this almost never happens, and wanted to watch it. So I went once more to a summer cinema to watch Fading Gigolo.

Mo a bookshop owner decides to close his shop so Fioravante his friend and assistant is left out of fading-apr12work. Mo in a weird need to help his friend starts pimping him as Fioravante’s work in the florist’s doesn’t leave him with enough to get by. After some convincing Fioravante decides to take up this new task. In an unexpected way he ends up in love.

It is a bittersweet comedy set in New York. Mr Torturro’s characters and plot are quite influenced by Mr Allen’s style. Without it being the best film I’ve ever seen it was a pleasant enough way to spend the evening.