Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Great Gatsby // Lessons learned

So I finally went to see The Great Gatsby yesterday which I thoroughly enjoyed. Can I just say that Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire are literally THE BEST things about this film?! Maguire just fits into his character perfectly and DiCaprio as Gatsby is so believable - he plays him with such charm and charisma while still being able to show his obsessive and angry side too. Seriously, DiCaprio is the man.



Not only did I enjoy the film but I learnt a couple of things too:

1. Don't strive to have a 'rich life', strive to have a great and happy life surrounded by people who you can actually trust (and if you happen to become rich, there's nothing wrong with that!) - Gatsby was the man, ok. He threw all these amazing, cool, fun, vibrant and colourful parties. He had many 'associates' and many people who seemed to literally be in love with him. He had what seemed like a million staff working for him. Heck, the guy was charming, charismatic and a proper gentleman. But on the day of his funeral not a single person came. Not one. Not even the love of his life, Daisy. How sad is that?! Very.

2. I am glad I wasn't around in the 1920's because there is no way that I could have pulled off the hairstyles back then. No way.

3. When it comes to love, don't throw away the love of your life because of money and waste 5 years in the process.

4. Perfection isn't always a good thing. People want to see that you are 'real' just like them. Ya get me.

5. Love can turn anyone into a fool, even 'The Great' Gatsby. So if you have a guys heart, you can pretty much do what you want with it... Be careful though!!



6. 'I'm glad it's a girl.  And I hope she'll be a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.' Because you will get yourself a rich husband and will be oblivious to the ills of this world. Forever living in your nice, comfy little bubble.

7. No J. Gatsby, you cannot repeat the past.

I seriously want to go to one of his parties.

Have you seen the film yet? If so what did you think about it?!
I'm off to start on reading the book now!

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7 comments:

  1. What a great blog post. I loved the movie too! It proves money can't buy you happiness and everyone should remember that.
    Adela x

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  2. I went to see this film a little over a week ago and oh my god It literally has changed my life. I'm obsessed with it and the soundtrack was absolutely brilliant! I can't wait until the DVD release, I think i'll be stood outside the store on the morning so I can run in and buy it before everyone else does! Love this post. Xx

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  3. Haha loved this post! I agree! The actors suit their characters so well and I enjoyed it too but will always prefer the book.

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  7. This is one of my favourite books, and I'm delighted to say that Baz Luhrmann did not disappoint! I thought the music was just perfection, it was all done so well ughhh!

    Really enjoyed reading this post, agree with all your little 'lessons learnt' from Gatsby!
    Sinéad xo

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