As book enthusiasts we may be a little biased, but we’re sure quite a few of you out there are as excited as we are about the imminent UK cinema release of The Great Gatsby.
This time it’s been down to the hand of Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann to adapt the great American novel, and with a whole host of big screen stars portraying F. Scott Fitzgerald’s glamorous, tragic and wholly unforgettable characters, it’s bound to be an exciting cinematic experience. With Leonardo DiCaprio taking on the role of the emphatic Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and the beautiful Carey Mulligan as Daisy, a cast as impressive as this, together with Luhrmann’s characteristic style, will certainly give a new lease of life to the roaring 20s.
Trailers have been popping up and being shared across the web for sometime now, depicting the perfectly groomed faces of Leo and co along with the indulgent parties, flowing champagne and that car which have all helped make The Great Gatsby the iconic story it has become today. Set against an impressive soundtrack produced by international sensation Jay-Z, this film is set to illustrate Gatsby like never before, and will certainly appeal to a 21st century audience. With Luhrmann’s touch, it’s hard to believe this novel wasn’t built for him to adapt.
Plenty of us here at the Book People have brushed up on our Gatsby knowledge and given the original a well-deserved re-reading after filing our copies away with other books from school and university literature courses, and, needless to say, none were disappointed when we rediscovered this groundbreaking story.
If you need to remind yourself of this American classic before you head to see it on the silver screen, right now the Book People has the stunning F. Scott Fitzgerald 3-book collection for just £4.99. Featuring the masterpiece that is The Great Gatsby, the equally captivating The Beautiful and the Damned, and the stunning Tender is the Night, this set is a must-have for every bookshelf. So go on, old sport, repeat the past and indulge in the decadent 1920s, courtesy of Fitzgerald and the Book People.