The money was flowing, New York grew larger and larger just with a blink of the eye, the dresses were revealing more and more every weekend they went out and the amounts of alcohol were absurd. I'm talking about the roaring twenties, a period of prosperity where the nouveau riche lived as if the world was theirs. Last Thursday The Great Gatsby premiered at the Cannes festival, a gorgeous movie inspired on the book which told us all about lving in the twenties. The expectations for this movie were high, clothes designed by Miucci Prada, a great cast and not to forget the great amount of money that was spent.
Yesterday me and my best friend visited the cinema, just one day after the movie played at the Cannes festival we were already able to see it and we didn't want to miss this chance. The story is about Nick who moves to the big city to work in bonds, he lives next to the mysterious mr Gatsby who lives in a huge castle and throws parties every weekend. Nobody knows why and the more Nick hangs out with Jay Gatsby the more it becomes clear that all the parties have something to do with Nick's cousin called Daisy. A movie about prosperity, love and hope. I can't think of anything I didn´t like about this movie. I already read the book but my imagination didn´t even dare to go all out like director Luhrmann did. It was in 3D and almost every scened felt as if you could touch it yourself. Since I´m a fashionblogger I was focused on their clothing (great job miss Miucci!) the guys wore gorgeous suits and great straw hats. The woman were indulged with feathers, pearls and diamonds. But since I also have a weak spot for all things interior I also gasped a couple of times at the stage setting, it was perfect to the last detail. By now you've probably figured out that this post is going to be a complete homage and nothing bad is going to be said, but it's entirely justified. The picked music was very suprising, all the songs were modern hits by Jay-Z, a little bit of Alicia Keys and Lana del Rey was also present. I loved how they mixed these contemporary songs into a completely different decade, it suited the movie really well. I would say this movie is the perfect combination between Amelie, Mad men, Boardwalk Empire and The Titanic.
Did you see this movie? What did you think of it?
Gister heb ik de film The Great Gatsby gezien, een geweldige verfilming van een boek over de jaren twintig, een tijd waarin de alcohol en het geld rijkelijk vloeide. Ik vond alles aan de film geweldig, de kleding door Miucci Prada, de verzorging van het interieur, de muziek door onder andere Jay-Z en Lana del Rey en niet te vergeten de cast. Het verhaal gaat over Nick die naar New York verhuist om in de obligaties te gaan werken. Zijn mysterieuze buurman mr Gatsby heeft een groot huis waar in hij grote feesten geeft. Hoe meer Nick met hem omgaat hoe meer hij erachter komt dat al deze pracht en praal bedoeld is voor zijn nicht Daisy. De film is in 3D en dat maakt het eigenlijk nog beter, want hiermee komen we het dichtste bij wat iedereen eigenlijk wil na het zien van deze film: zelf geleefd hebben in deze feestelijke tijd.
Heb jij deze film al gezien? En wat vond jij ervan?