Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Gatsby Effect

Redford and Farrow on The Great Gatsby 1974
"His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy's white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the turning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete."

---- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The original movie had the handsome Robert Redford as Gatsby and the thin and frail, wide-eyed Mia Farrow playing "the fool" Daisy Buchanan. For the new version, it's Leonardo Di Caprio and Carey Mulligan. This ought to be exciting.

And above is probably one of the most moving, haunting words in the book. I couldn't describe my first kiss, but whenever I try to write it down I aim at making it sound like it's a Fitzgerald writing. Amazziiinnnggg....

To Nikki, I will work on my Gatsby piece for you this weekend and to Bryle, have fun reading my favoritest book of all time!


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