As you all know, Mr. Anderson was nice enough to let us skip reading The Great Gatsby and let us go right to the fun stuff: the movie!!(Thanks Mr. Anderson!) At first I liked this movie because it was light-hearted and gave us a good sense of what the roaring twenties were really like with the flappers, prohibition, etc. It was funny how Daisy acted so dumb and clueless. I would have to say that the best scene of the whole movie was when Gatsby was throwing his clothes everywhere and Daisy, Nick and Gatsby were all cracking up. That is until Daisy picked up one of the shirts and started sobbing into it because it was the most beautiful shirt she had ever seen. That was so funny.
Then there is the odd side of the movie. It was so weird when Tom punched Myrtle and the blood was dripping down her face. She didn't even bother to wipe it away. She just let it drip... Gross. Also, Gatsby went all stalkerish on us with his scrapbook filled with pictures of Daisy. She didn't even find it a little bit weird! In fact, she liked it! I for one would have been creeped out. The weirdest part of the movie though was when Myrtle was locked up in the room above the gas station and she pounded on the window so hard the glass shattered. Then she LICKED THE BLOOD OFF HER OWN HAND!! That was seriously disgusting. Who would do that?! Yuck.
Overall, I'm not sure what I think of this movie. I'm kind of leaning towards dislike only because I was so grossed out by that psycho Myrtle. However, I am still really grateful that Mr. Anderson didn't make us read the book and just let us cut to the chase!
Here is a rap about The Great Gatsby(compliments of Vanessa who showed me this) PS. The sound doesn't start until the kid starts playing the violin just so you know.
What did you guys think of the movie and/or rap? Feel free to post any thoughts here! Thanks! :)
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I'm not usually someone who writes a lot , not publicly anyway but I do love to express my self through art, usually visual art but most of the time the art I make is influenced by something . In this case it's a song a written by one of my favorite musicians as a response to the feeling of horror and disbelief as he watched the Twin Towers in New York go from icons to ruins on 9/11/01. The song is sad,…See More