May 21, 2013

Movie talk: The Great Gatsby + Get the look!

May 21, 2013
Judging by the amount of times I've mentioned his novels on my posts, you all have probably guessed already that F. Scott Fitzgerald is my favourite writer, I fell in love with every single word of his that day we had to read The Beautiful and the Damned in English class; it may sound cliché; but I can't really help it - each an everyone of his novels is simply amazing.

It seems that the world has been suffering a strong case of Gatsby fever lately - the classroom reenactments, the themed parties, the Deco ads for jewelry and tweeds... but no feat of anticipation quite matches the dizzy, winded fervor of the film itself. Like I said in a previous post, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s canonic novel about jazz age aspiration and decay, had the world going mad.

Yesterday I finally decided to go to the cinema and watch The Great Gatsby; many have qualified it as a 'not-so-great' film (It's currently rated at 49% on Rotten Tomatoes... Fitzgerald is probably rolling in his grave). Not every Baz Luhrmann film can be as perfect as Romeo + Juliet, but I have to say I completely disagree with all the bad reviews it's receiving - the movie went beyond all my expectations, it was pure extravagance, I was instantly catapulted into a captivating world of super-rich people, with their excesive parties, illusions and deceptions, impossible love stories, incorruptible dreams and tragedies. The soundtrack is unbelievably amazing (including artists from Lana del Rey to The xx, it couldn't be otherwise) And it’s also well-served by its cast, with the character of the careless, fickle Daisy Buchanan in Carey Mulligan's hands, Leonardo DiCaprio *sigh* playing the role of the mysterious, millionaire Jay Gatsby and many others, such as Tobey Maguire, a pink-faced Joel Edgerton or Elizabeth Debicki to name a few. What else can I say? 

Now, we all know the style of the Roaring Twenties is particularly appealing when it comes to beauty - with carefully-crafted fragrance bottles and powder puffs making perfect dressing table adornments - don't we? So why not listen to Mr. Gatsby and try to 'repeat the past'? I've put together a selection of some beauty products fit for any aspiring flapper girl perfect for creating that modern-day Daisy Buchanan look, enjoy!


What about you, have you already watched the movie? What did you think of it? Love it or hate it? I know I absolutely loved it!

Love,
Amy.

11 comments :

  1. I loved the movie! I even loved the Jay-Z party music :)


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  2. I haven't seen it yet, but I cannot wait! It looks so good! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. Glad you liked it as well. Although I'm not the biggest Jay-Z fan, I really enjoyed his music on the movie too - I'm literally obsessed with the sountrack! X

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  4. Fantastic movie and great inspiration! I am your new follower! Would you like to follow me back?

    xoxo

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  5. i have to agree, this film was incredible. the visuals & costumes were amazing, so much style inspiration. great post!! xo


    hannah
    www.bemorethrifty.blogspot.com

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  6. I am dying to see this but I'm worried I won't like it :( I just hope it's not too theatrical and 'photoshopped' but I am liking the trailer so fingers crossed!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  7. greta movie! we love it!

    look our post, about Gatsby too ;) http://lifestylenotesbyaf.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-great-gatsby.html

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  8. It is a fantastic film! I just checked out your blog and loved it, your latest outfit is amazing - followed straight away! xx

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  9. You should totally watch it as soon as possible, I promise you will love it! x

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  10. amazing post! I'm so looking forward to watching the movie for the fashion! xx

    http://lesimplyclassy.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. Came accross your blog whilst I was planning for my gatsby shoot!!
    Love your blog!
    www.theartists-notebook.blogspot.com



    xx

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I read and appreciate all of your comments, thank you for taking the time to write some nice words. ♥