If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Rolling Stone)   Baz Luhrmann thinks F. Scott Fitzgerald would be "very happy" with his film adaptation, failing to realize that all of Hollywood is currently powered by Fitzgerald's spinning grave   (rollingstone.com) divider line 71
    More: Dumbass, Baz Luhrmann, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hollywood, movie adaptation, Peter Travers, Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby  
•       •       •

913 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 11 May 2013 at 6:56 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



71 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-05-11 02:03:43 PM
Subby, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife practically invented attention whorism as a function of the "literary celebrity." Pair that with his constant financial problems, and I think he'd be absolutely delighted with this movie.
 
2013-05-11 02:39:36 PM

Pocket Ninja: Subby, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife practically invented attention whorism as a function of the "literary celebrity." Pair that with his constant financial problems, and I think he'd be absolutely delighted with this movie.


Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack.  I don't know what that has to do with anything, but there you go.
 
2013-05-11 02:47:55 PM
Two flicks in and it appears that the blockbuster season has gotten off to an atrocious start......
 
2013-05-11 03:44:37 PM
I want to know how you take Mercutio and make him not funny.
 
2013-05-11 03:50:25 PM
The Great Gatsby is the most farking boring farking book evar
 
2013-05-11 04:11:06 PM

cretinbob: The Great Gatsby is the most farking boring farking book evar


This.
 
2013-05-11 04:15:33 PM

Mentat: Pocket Ninja: Subby, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife practically invented attention whorism as a function of the "literary celebrity." Pair that with his constant financial problems, and I think he'd be absolutely delighted with this movie.

Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack.  I don't know what that has to do with anything, but there you go.


He was right.
 
2013-05-11 04:18:11 PM
The previews and cast made it look like an MTV production. And not in a good way, if there is one.
 
2013-05-11 04:40:40 PM

cretinbob: The Great Gatsby is the most farking boring farking book evar


Said someone who had obviously never read a Pilgrim's Progress. If there's ever a book more boring than that...

...well there probably were, just never published.
 
2013-05-11 04:56:16 PM

Shostie: cretinbob: The Great Gatsby is the most farking boring farking book evar

This.


You misspelled "everything by Jane Austen."
 
2013-05-11 05:23:48 PM

The English Major: Shostie: cretinbob: The Great Gatsby is the most farking boring farking book evar

This.

You misspelled "everything by Jane Austen."


Fine. Gatsby is the most boring book I've ever read.
 
2013-05-11 07:04:28 PM

Apos: Two flicks in and it appears that the blockbuster season has gotten off to an atrocious start......


Are you talking about Iron Man 3? $170 million domestic opening and $500 million internationally with a 78% on RT is "atrocious"?
 
2013-05-11 07:05:53 PM
Read the book, got the basic gist; The 20s were a flashy time full of shallow careless rich people who weren't worth a damn.

The movie represented that well.
 
2013-05-11 07:09:06 PM

Infernalist: Read the book, got the basic gist; The 20s were a flashy time full of shallow careless rich people who weren't worth a damn.

The movie represented that well.


By using modern shallow careless rich people.
 
2013-05-11 07:11:53 PM

fusillade762: Apos: Two flicks in and it appears that the blockbuster season has gotten off to an atrocious start......

Are you talking about Iron Man 3? $170 million domestic opening and $500 million internationally with a 78% on RT is "atrocious"?



I was referring to the quality, not the box office take thus far. An over abundance of goofiness and far too little action. And what they did The Mandarin? Just......wrong.

I'd hoped for something a LOT more thrilling.
 
2013-05-11 07:13:01 PM
I had to read The Great Gatsby and watch the old movie back in high school.. and was bored silly by both. Trailers for the new movie looked more interesting.
 
2013-05-11 07:13:06 PM
Funny how people hate Gatsby because "nothing happens," and yet Mad Men is one of the top shows right now.
 
2013-05-11 07:15:12 PM

Infernalist: The 20s were a flashy time full of shallow careless rich people who weren't worth a damn.


Much like today.
 
2013-05-11 07:20:43 PM

Mentat: Pocket Ninja: Subby, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife practically invented attention whorism as a function of the "literary celebrity." Pair that with his constant financial problems, and I think he'd be absolutely delighted with this movie.

Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack.  I don't know what that has to do with anything, but there you go.


Yes, but the best remarks are attributed to the two of them:

"You know, Scott, the rich are different than you or I"

"Yes, Ernest, they have more money."

Also, given the fact that Fitzgerald wrote for Hollywood for years, and sold the rights for Gatsby shortly after it was published (the original, silent, version is sadly lost) I think he would have been extatic to see his book turned into a high-budget, so long as he was making money off of it.
 
2013-05-11 07:21:30 PM

Mentat: Pocket Ninja: Subby, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife practically invented attention whorism as a function of the "literary celebrity." Pair that with his constant financial problems, and I think he'd be absolutely delighted with this movie.

Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack.  I don't know what that has to do with anything, but there you go.

Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack.

 Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack. Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack.

source? orrrrrr gtfo, Circe

yeah baby shoes hated everyone, well ALMOST as much as himself, but wtf? doubtful he thought the guy had ZERO talent. really you just..no sorry no

Why do we think we know so much like seventy years later anyway?

...hook line and sinker...i really hope you did at least.
 
2013-05-11 07:22:07 PM

MrEricSir: Funny how people hate Gatsby because "nothing happens," and yet Mad Men is one of the top shows right now.


I don't get the love for "Mad Men". It's extremely well-produced and well-acted, but holy crap is it dull.
 
2013-05-11 07:30:55 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: The previews and cast made it look like an MTV production. And not in a good way, if there is one.


All Baz Luhrmann films are like MTV productions.  His films are unwatchable.

realmolo: MrEricSir: Funny how people hate Gatsby because "nothing happens," and yet Mad Men is one of the top shows right now.

I don't get the love for "Mad Men". It's extremely well-produced and well-acted, but holy crap is it dull.


Huh, that's not my experience - never found it dull.  Nor particularly slow.

/Strictly Ballroom and the 1/2 hour of Moulin Rouge I made it through were far more dull than any episode of Mad Men.
//After the Moulin Rouge debacle I've avoided anything else made by Luhrmann, but the previews have never been promising).
 
2013-05-11 07:36:24 PM
It looks worse than Fast and Furious 6 for farksake. There are a lot of bad movies out there, but there have to be limits
 
2013-05-11 07:40:34 PM

bdub77: Mentat: Pocket Ninja: Subby, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife practically invented attention whorism as a function of the "literary celebrity." Pair that with his constant financial problems, and I think he'd be absolutely delighted with this movie.

Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack.  I don't know what that has to do with anything, but there you go.

He was right.


Bullpuckie. Fitzgerald may have had all sorts of messed up problems but he could certainly write.
 
2013-05-11 07:47:12 PM

The English Major: Shostie: cretinbob: The Great Gatsby is the most farking boring farking book evar

This.

You misspelled "everything by Jane Austen."


Obviously you never read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.
 
2013-05-11 07:52:49 PM
Damn. For a very brief moment I thought, "I wonder what Roger Ebert has to say about this?" and just as instantly remembered that he's gone. I'm sure it would have been a good read.
 
2013-05-11 08:07:46 PM

AliceBToklasLives: ecmoRandomNumbers: The previews and cast made it look like an MTV production. And not in a good way, if there is one.

All Baz Luhrmann films are like MTV productions.  His films are unwatchable.

realmolo: MrEricSir: Funny how people hate Gatsby because "nothing happens," and yet Mad Men is one of the top shows right now.

I don't get the love for "Mad Men". It's extremely well-produced and well-acted, but holy crap is it dull.

Huh, that's not my experience - never found it dull.  Nor particularly slow.

/Strictly Ballroom and the 1/2 hour of Moulin Rouge I made it through were far more dull than any episode of Mad Men.
//After the Moulin Rouge debacle I've avoided anything else made by Luhrmann, but the previews have never been promising).


I had no idea he directed those. I liked Strictly Ballroom, but Moulin Rouge was terrible. Just terrible. And I'm gay ferchrissakes. That movie made me angry with its creepy/boring factor.
 
2013-05-11 08:29:16 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: I had no idea he directed those. I liked Strictly Ballroom, but Moulin Rouge was terrible. Just terrible. And I'm gay ferchrissakes. That movie made me angry with its creepy/boring factor.


Some of teh problems with Moulin Rouge are actually George Lucas' fault: they had a very limited window to shoot in before they had to clear the sets for Phantom Menace, and Nicole Kidman managed to break several ribs doing a trapezee stunt, which put them further behind schedule, so there were a bunch of scenes which weren't shot which Baz had to cover through creative (ie, jumpy) editing.

Australia, on the other hand, was just boring as fark.
 
2013-05-11 08:33:14 PM
you guys make me laugh
 
2013-05-11 08:46:22 PM
I'm looking forward to looking at Leo for a few hours all giant and wanting to be mine.

/mouths "call me" to Leo
 
2013-05-11 08:49:10 PM
I don't get it...maybe I'm just in the particular audience that Baz Luhrmann creates films for, but I've loved everything he's done, including Gatsby. I thought it was brilliant. The problem with film adaptations of this book have always been how to translate the beautiful prose onto the screen, because the story itself isn't all that deep. Well, this film does it and does it well.
 
2013-05-11 08:52:28 PM
I just got home from the movie.

It was pretty, I thought the soundtrack worked surprisingly well, and having never read the book, I enjoyed this.   Felt very golden-age hollywood.   The only part I could complain about are the car races.
 
2013-05-11 08:52:44 PM

The English Major: Shostie: cretinbob: The Great Gatsby is the most farking boring farking book evar

This.

You misspelled "everything by Jane Austen."


Everything by Jane Austen is a farking action-packed thrill ride compared to Ethan Frome.
 
2013-05-11 09:05:52 PM

Mentat: Pocket Ninja: Subby, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife practically invented attention whorism as a function of the "literary celebrity." Pair that with his constant financial problems, and I think he'd be absolutely delighted with this movie.

Ernest Hemingway thought Fitzgerald was a hack.  I don't know what that has to do with anything, but there you go.


Hemingway and Fitzgerald had a mixed relationship.  He said many different things about him.

Hemingway, in any case, was one of the big cretins of American literature and the less said the better.

And The Great Gatsby getting slammed is a Fark tradition as much as NHL threads and insane gun trolls.  It's a great novel, even spectacular.
 
2013-05-11 09:10:01 PM
The whole point of The Great Gatsby was that it was an indictment of his era's celebrated rich folk.  They were shallow, selfish, corrupted and foolish and that 'included' Gatsby himself.

The movie was true to that.  By the time the movie was ending, I felt no admiration for any of them, only scorn for everyone except Carraway.  Gatsby got a bit of pity, but he was just as bad as the rest.

There are no heroes in the book and the movie stayed true to that theme.
 
2013-05-11 09:21:25 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Strictly Ballroom and the 1/2 hour of Moulin Rouge I made it through were far more dull than any episode of Mad Men.
//After the Moulin Rouge debacle I've avoided anything else made by Luhrmann, but the previews have never been promising).


I made it through 20 minutes of Moulin Rouge before I turned it off. You're right, his stuff is unwatchable.
 
2013-05-11 09:24:54 PM

Shostie: cretinbob: The Great Gatsby is the most farking boring farking book evar

This.


Well there you have it, its official. The book can be removed from publication since the experts have spoken.
 
2013-05-11 09:27:38 PM

MrEricSir: Funny how people hate Gatsby because "nothing happens," and yet Mad Men is one of the top shows right now.


Because you can stuff your gob with cheeze-doodles and soda while watch Mad Men in a near comatose state. That's harder to do when reading.
 
2013-05-11 09:27:48 PM
I've not seen the movie. I like Baz for his excess, but don't know if he'll translate here, despite the logic. What concerns me, though, is the last week of reading Farkers claiming (the novel)  Gatsby sucks and is only known for their own having read it as high schoolers. As if that was always the case, and there is no reason why those poor teenagers of 1984 should have to read the damn thing.

Judging from what Fark is, you all went on to read rote fantasy-fiction and Stephen King and told me that  Hot Fuzzor  Anchormanwas funny. Mike Judge is vital. Big tits mean beauty.

You guys suck.

/one-eyeing the keyboard
 
2013-05-11 09:33:59 PM

cretinbob: The Great Gatsby is the most farking boring farking book evar


I didn't really enjoy reading The Great Gatsby in Grade 10, but Gatsby is a thrill-a-minute roller coaster ride compared to Grade 11's Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell.  You Ontario Farkers know what I'm talking about (thanks, provincial education curriculum!).  It was even boring when they made the entire world sit through one lousy paragraph of it during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
 
2013-05-11 09:56:07 PM
The only thing I'd really remembered about reading "The Great Gatsby" in high school was afterwards we watched the 1974 Robert Redford version.
 
2013-05-11 09:56:27 PM

unitednihilists: MrEricSir: Funny how people hate Gatsby because "nothing happens," and yet Mad Men is one of the top shows right now.

Because you can stuff your gob with cheeze-doodles and soda while watch Mad Men in a near comatose state. That's harder to do when reading.


Not if you don't mind the book getting Cheeto dust on it.
 
2013-05-11 09:57:04 PM
Just came back from watching it. It was like Moulin Rouge with shades of Boardwalk Empire when it shoulda been the other way around.
 
2013-05-11 10:21:34 PM

Mawson of the Antarctic: Just came back from watching it. It was like Moulin Rouge with shades of Boardwalk Empire when it shoulda been the other way around.


Ugh. That's not even worth torrenting, much less paying a buck fiddy for at Redbox.
 
2013-05-11 10:45:14 PM
I thought it was a great movie. I reread the book recently and the movie was true to the story and spirit of the book. All the actors were perfectly cast and gave good performances. The soundtrack really worked, the visuals were delicious. The only complaint I would have is that it could have used tighter editing. It ran long for such a short book. They could have dropped all the rigamarole they went through to explain Carraway's narration and simply had him narrate.

I know people love to hate Leo, but he was pitch perfect as Gatsby and that is not an easy feat.
 
2013-05-11 10:52:27 PM
I really enjoyed this movie.  Leos acting was kind of bad and seemed rather forced when he first appeared, but he got better
 
2013-05-11 10:58:17 PM
Gatsby is one of those books that draws the line between the smart folks who get it and the imbeciles who call it boring.
 
2013-05-11 11:08:16 PM

Rubber Biscuit: Gatsby is one of those books that draws the line between the smart folks who get it and the imbeciles who call it boring.


I'm so impressed by you. You are an impressively intelligent person.
 
2013-05-11 11:24:44 PM

DKinMN: Rubber Biscuit: Gatsby is one of those books that draws the line between the smart folks who get it and the imbeciles who call it boring.

I'm so impressed by you. You are an impressively intelligent person.


not THIS so much but books in general, like if you ever argue over a book, regardless of whether you  liked it or not, using valuable internet space to argue about it, you are dumb, i am dumb
 
2013-05-11 11:31:39 PM

DKinMN: Rubber Biscuit: Gatsby is one of those books that draws the line between the smart folks who get it and the imbeciles who call it boring.

I'm so impressed by you. You are an impressively intelligent person.


It's true, though. There are a lot of people who just think it's a book about capitalism and the jazz age and flappers. It's such a widely read, important book and it seems like most people just took it at face value. People really are boring and lazy.

This isn't even about whether the book is enjoyable to you or not. Even if you dislike something, you should still be able to articulate what the thing actually is.
 
Displayed 50 of 71 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report