Baz Luhrmann’s highly-anticipated version of The Great Gatsby is finally out. We haven’t caught it yet but we’re guessing the book is better than the movie – it always is. And from the trailers, it seems like Luhrmann’s trying to re-create his Moulin Rouge effect by making The Great Gatsby similarly extravagant and over-the-top.
The book is exciting, and outrageous in its own way (no spoilers in case you haven’t read/watched it!), and what better way is there to commemorate The Great Gatsby than by admiring a special edition of the book? Bound in leather and cloth, and decorated with 22k gold gilt on the cover and all around the edges, we still have a copy of our Oxford-Franklin edition of The Great Gatsby (many other titles in the same edition have already been sold). It seems like that book was just waiting for this moment to take the spotlight.
Here’s a quote from the book which, somewhat ironically, accurately describes both 3D movies like The Great Gatsby 2013, and also the world we live in:
“A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about.”