Tag: F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The Great Gatsby movie comparison – 1974 vs 2013

    Today we finished viewing the 1974 adaptation of The Great Gatsby. This production was directed by Jack Clayton and based on a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola (of The Godfather). I say “finished”… yes, this was our second sitting. At 146 minutes, this is a loooooong movie for such a short novel. And we felt […]

  • The Great Gatsby – Musings and Memories

    Curled up in my oversized chair, I plied the pages of The Great Gatsby… at times smiling over some witticism, at other times choking back tears. The tragedy of false hopes, shapeless dreams, and empty materialism was getting to me. Was this novel really that “great” (pardon the pun), or was I just getting older […]

  • Quote of the Week

    Originally posted on HappymessHappiness:
    There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The Last Tycoon … Questioning Why I Read Fitzgerald

    Fitzgerald is one of those authors who provokes in me a love/loathe reaction.  There was something unforgettable and moving in The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise; the surreal, Wuthering-Heights level of drama and the tragic stories lingered in my mind a long time afterward.  Tender is the Night haunted me in a different […]

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