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(Slate)   48: Gatsby is Keyser Söze   (slate.com) divider line 18
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2012-07-09 09:45:57 AM
FTA: or, as one Fitzgerald expert put it, "one more ending than Hemingway, a lazy man and lesser talent, ever wrote."

Hey. fark you. Hemingway's good. "Cat in the Rain" is a favorite of mine.
 
2012-07-09 09:53:08 AM
One ending, which has long baffled scholars, involved Nick breaking the fourth wall and begging that if a man named Baz Luhrmann were ever born at some point in the future he never be allowed to direct a film adaptation of the novel you've just read.
 
2012-07-09 12:42:10 PM
Is there an ending where Catherine gets eaten by rabid wolverines? I would love to read that.
 
2012-07-09 12:55:51 PM
Not a big fan of Gatsby, but the "boats against the current" line is magnificent.
 
2012-07-09 01:17:13 PM
Gatsby is my favorite book, has been since I was "required" to read it in high school.

Stupid Personal Anecdote Time:

Junior year in high school and the last 6 weeks of honors level English are on The Great Gatsby - it's a full 30% of our grade. A friend of mine, Chris, was there only because no other English class fit his schedule. Final exam comes and we get the standard essay question and blue book. Teacher stays for about 5 minutes then leaves the room for coffee or bathroom or whatever. The door shuts, the room is quiet, and then Chris leans over to me and says, "So ... who was this Gatsby guy anyway?"

/CSB
 
2012-07-09 01:37:04 PM
Gatsby is Mechagodzilla.
 
2012-07-09 01:37:12 PM
49: Forget it Nick, it's Eggeytown...
 
2012-07-09 01:48:05 PM

zarberg: The door shuts, the room is quiet, and then Chris leans over to me and says, "So ... who was this Gatsby guy anyway?"


I'd say he internalized the major thrust of the novel perfectly.
 
2012-07-09 01:51:25 PM

zarberg: The door shuts, the room is quiet, and then Chris leans over to me and says, "So ... who was this Gatsby guy anyway?"


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2012-07-09 01:55:03 PM

Rolander: zarberg: The door shuts, the room is quiet, and then Chris leans over to me and says, "So ... who was this Gatsby guy anyway?"

Abridged version


Outstanding!
 
2012-07-09 02:00:19 PM
I kept eating applesauce.
 
2012-07-09 02:06:16 PM
I actually was poking around and found out they're finishing up on a Gatsby movie that might actually be decent (as opposed to the others that have been filmed)

Might just be my personal taste, but the casting looks excellent.
 
2012-07-09 03:24:00 PM
Wait, what? They're already rebooting Gatsby? I thought Scorcese killed it, Chase was pretty good too.

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2012-07-09 03:34:34 PM

MC900ft_Elmo: 49: Forget it Nick, it's Eggeytown...


In one of the great Ironies of his life, my Dad spent the majority of his growing up years in one of the houses of "east Egg" (because during WWII those large and hard to heat mansions were donated to the US government as a tax-write off to form the US Merchant Marine Academy, which grandpa got forcibly yanked out retirement, under threat of being drafted by the Navy to help found), but has never read the Great Gatsby even once in his life


and perhaps I'm just a sucker for Camp, but I love Lerhmann's Strictly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliet, and Moulin Rouge trilogy and so I am looking forward to his GG
 
2012-07-09 06:13:24 PM

Magorn: MC900ft_Elmo: 49: Forget it Nick, it's Eggeytown...

In one of the great Ironies of his life, my Dad spent the majority of his growing up years in one of the houses of "east Egg" (because during WWII those large and hard to heat mansions were donated to the US government as a tax-write off to form the US Merchant Marine Academy, which grandpa got forcibly yanked out retirement, under threat of being drafted by the Navy to help found), but has never read the Great Gatsby even once in his life


and perhaps I'm just a sucker for Camp, but I love Lerhmann's Strictly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliet, and Moulin Rouge trilogy and so I am looking forward to his GG


That, sir, was one Faulknerian hell of a parenthetical aside.
 
2012-07-09 09:56:57 PM
TsarTom: That, sir, was one Faulknerian hell of a parenthetical aside.

You magnificent, well-read bastard.
 
2012-07-09 11:12:55 PM

zarberg: Gatsby is my favorite book, has been since I was "required" to read it in high school.


I HATED Gastby when I was required to read it, in 9th grade I think. But I had never partied much before. I read again when I was about 22 while my buddy was in the shower (that day I realized how fast I read and how goddamned long he took in the shower) and liked it more. I'm now 30, maybe I should read it again.

And I ashamed to admit that I made it to #10 without realizing that was satire. But the redheaded girl who works at the Mexican restaurant was inventing drinks for me and my roommate earlier, so whatever.
 
2012-07-10 10:13:13 AM
"No. 5, "The Cliffhanger Ending": "The ferryboats traced quiet paths out across the water as the moon rose, casting fragile sheets of light down on the waves. Suddenly, I felt the cool barrel of a Smith & Wesson on the back of my neck. 'Not so fast,' a familiar voice said. 'This garden party is only starting.' ""


Tyler Durden?
 
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