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The Great Gatsby 2012 Movie Trailer

First, let me apologize for my lack of posts during the month of May.  It is always a crazy time of year for me with track season in full swing as well as Advanced Placement Testing time at Carlson High School.  I have very little free time for writing.  However, track is wrapping up (as well as the school year) so The Geekly Reader should be a little more active.

Back in January I wrote about all of the books to film I wanted to see at the movies this year.  Like most movie-goers I already enjoyed The Hunger Games.  I really enjoyed the movie and I would have probably liked it even more if I had not read the book.

The reason I write today, the trailer was released for the film based upon what may be my favorite book of all time.  I love The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Some consider it the best American novel of all time.  I even enjoyed the 1974 Robert Redford film version.  On Christmas Day, 2012, Director Baz Luhrmann will release his version staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.  Here is the trailer:

Wow, it looks amazing.  If you add in the other titles I mentioned in my January blog and the number of Superhero films being released in 2012 (no, I have yet to see The Avengers yet) it may really be a record year for me at the movies.  While it appears that the film will remain set in 1920's New York City, it appears to have a very "modern" vibe.  I am really looking forward to this film?  How about you, any Leo fans out there that want to see him play the famous role of Jay Gatsby?


  1. I'm excited for this movie. I'm not a particular Leo fan (I mean, he's a good actor and everything, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see a movie just because he's in it) but this casting is perfect. One of my favorite bloggers, a writer with a PhD in celebrity culture (which is apparently something you can actually get a PhD in?) wrote an amazing entry explaining why.

    I hadn't read The Great Gatsby since high school, but a few years ago I saw this production in Boston and it reminded me of how amazing the book really is.

    1. Not a "huge" Leo fan myself as well, but I LOVE this book. I will have to give the entry a read (after my son's pre-school graduation tonight). Also, I would love that PhD!


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