“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”
This Snake Juice is basically rat poison. Everybody’s wasted.
I will always reblog this
I’ve read stuff on Baz’s misrepresentation of Flappers in it, basically portraying them as fashionable rather than the badasses they were. In all honestly it’s made me want to see the film more, what did you think about it?
First off, sorry it took me so long to reply! I’ve been out of town for the past week, and haven’t really had time to be on the computer much. Also, I ended up seeing the movie again while I was gone, so I feel a little more confident in my opinions on it. haha.
So I have to admit, I’ve never really read all that much about flappers. I know the basics of it all and what badasses they were, but beyond basic wikipedia stuff, I’m not too educated on the subject. However, I really didn’t get the impression that they were just fashionable from the movie. It doesn’t go into too much detail describing the flapper culture, just because that’s not really the main point of the story, but they also didn’t seem like they were just there to be pretty and 1920’s looking. Plus always having the flappers in the background in scenes (like where Daisy comes to the party at Gatsby’s house) really helps to show the disconnect between the “modern culture” and the way the old money families act.
I don’t really know if everything I’m saying makes perfect sense, but still… I just really love this movie. I’m actually about to start rereading the book tonight.
I just got back from seeing The Great Gatsby, and I thought it was a fantastic movie. I could go on forever about it. It’s also one of my favorite books, and I’ve read it multiple times since the first time I read it in the 6th grade. The last time I read it though was a summer few years ago when I spent a few days lounging around at fancy house in the Hamptons (it felt appropriate), so everything in the book isn’t super fresh in my memory. Also, I’m basically the only person who never had to read it for a class. (Probably because I dropped out of high school when I was 16…)
But now I feel this serious urge to rant about why everyone who hates Daisy and thinks she’s just a frigid, crazy bitch is wrong. Just completely wrong. I could write an essay about it right now. I could actually write an essay about why the movie was completely perfect too.
But I’ll spare everyone.
I want to start a real estate agency or magazine and call it “Sherlock’s Homes”.