Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Topic Tuesday!

Good morning dears!  
I hope you all had a fabulous Mother's Day weekend, and that all the moms out there feel super duper loved and appreciated! 

Hi Mom! Love you!

Hubs and I had a wonderful weekend, filled with family and friends.  We went to the movies because I had been dying to see The Great Gatsby.  I must admit, I wasn't one for the book when we were forced to read it in high school.  I think I squeaked by with the help of my friend Cliff :)

Daisy Buchanan Photo by Autumn Whitehurst // Kohl's 20's Inspired Hat // Photo of 20's Ladies // Carey Mulligan in Vogue // Parties Quote // Repeat the Past Quote

Anywho, the movie was pretty good, however, I felt that some of the story's values were lost in the movie.  I think it's safe to say it came across as a fairly loose interpretation of the book the minute I heard Jay-z's H to the Izzo rap song start playing.....
....say whaaa?

For those of you who are huge Gatsby fans, and hold the traditional version near and dear to your heart, you might not be too keen on this interpretation of the book.  It's displayed as a very modern interpretation of the 20's.  
 I was looking forward to losing myself in the roaring 20's for a couple of hours, where everything is filled with glitz and glamour.
I definitely got the glitz and glamour, just not the way I was expecting to see it.
I'll admit, I'm a little bit of an old soul and have a strange fascination with the roaring 20's and the 50's Doo Wop eras.  
I just think it'd be so much fun to spend a day in one of these time periods and experience everything it offers. 

Have you gone to see the movie yet?  I'd love to hear your thoughts on the modern interpretation!


  1. i kinda want to see it..but since i studied hemingway and fitzgerald in college i'm not too sure i want the movie to ruin the book for me!

    1. It's definitely worth the watch, but keep in mind that it's VERY loosely interpreted, especially in terms of music. It was definitely entertaining and theatrical!