My favourite film: The Great Gatsby

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Written by Emma Jacobs

What is your favourite film?


The Great Gatsby.

Bas Luhrnman version. 2013. Book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 


When, and where, was the first time you saw this film? Was it a particularly memorable day/company/experience?


Local Vue cinema, with friends. I know, absolutely mad. I think it was a Friday but not a particularly memorably day.


Favourite character and why?


Gatsby! Partially because I loved him in the novel. Partially because Leonardo Dicaprio. 


I loved his excess and decadence and elaborate manner, I think he was perfectly suited for the role and portrayed Gatsby just as I’d always imagined him to be.  


Favourite scene?


The party scene. When Fergie’s playing in the background (odd but it works), we peep into Gatsby’s enviable library (I like books ok) and the flappers flap away. It’s fantastic. The scene makes me generally happy and makes me wish the house parties I go to looked like that!




Favourite quote? 


“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”

*sobs dramatically*


Who would you like to be in the film?


I had to write a 1000 word essay on why they’re all pretty immoral people for coursework, so I feel I should abstain from this question. Probably Daisy though, simply for her wardrobe! 


Why is it your favourite?


I don’t know exactly. I’ve just always loved it. I’ve watched it a good 9 or so times now, and read the book 4. I can’t get enough. I love the contrast of an immoral society with the high society glamour coming off the backs of the lower class. They’re mostly awful people but Gatsby can throw, what looks like, a damn good party. 


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