Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Summer of Gatsby--All things Great Gatsby, old Sport! - No. 2

Welcome old sport!

Welcome to all things Great Gatsby: chances to explore, chances to learn, and chances to win.

What's all this about? Read the intro to Summer of Gatsby here...

Whether you've read TGG in high school and are revisiting it or rediscovering it for the first time, enjoy our discussion. And warning--HEREIN BE SPOILERS!

So pull up some bootleg hooch, put on your Charleston shoes and we'll get going.

Today is a lighter look, and while I'm sure we can all go to spark notes and talk about all the deep things with Gatsby, here's the plot in a nutshell. 

While this isn't my favorite Gatsby spoof/ cartoon/ rendering, I do love Jordan's manic face when she says: JUST DO IT! And dude, why do so many of them have an English accent. Except the mechanic, who is definitely Southern. I guess they figure if someone's brandishing a gun it would be someone from the South. Very stereotypical (and yet, as a Southerner, I must confess, somewhat true...)

My favorite is when Jordan is introduced and there's a big SYMBOLISM floating up there....


Anonymous said...

Hey Dawn,nice job on your Gatsby blog and that parody is cray "look at the mint" I had to rewind on that one,lol. The alternate ending vid is funny too but it didn't turn out exactly like I expected either, but then does life really ever? you should post some of your latest art here methinks,or perhaps do a Gatsby abstract.
Jack Colton -pv 22,223

Dawn said...

Thanks Jack.
I did like the new movie, as I will post more on that anon.Look at the mint! was funny too.
Hope you are well. More Gatsby stuff anon.