“A very, very solid attempt, old sport”

By Ali Pinero

After seeing the latest adaptation of The Great Gatsby, I left the theatre with a mix of emotions. I felt depressed as poor Gatsby lay dead in a red pool of regret and lost hope. I also felt happy and relieved that I didn’t hate Baz Luhrmann’s creation as I had initially predicted I would when I first heard they were making such a film.  I imagined it would be impossible to make a movie accurately depicting the complex characters and emotions found in such an outstanding work of literature. For the most part, however, I found things to applaud throughout the film, with only on...

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