“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” – Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby
Can I just say that I am so excited to see The Great Gatsby? One of my favorite novels has, once again, been turned into a new film starring the perfect Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan (and Tobey McGuire as Nick Carraway.)
I don’t believe I ever wrote my review of The Great Gatsby but it is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite books. Fitzgerald’s writing is exquisite and the takeaway is something that will forever stick with you.
For many, it’s considered the best American novel and after being on top of reading lists ever since it was published in 1922; it’s easy to see why.
One of my favorite lines: Carraway’s first description of Gatsby, “He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself.”
I can’t wait to see this movie.
There are a few other upcoming books to film I’m excited for…
Life of Pi
I haven’t read this book yet but it’s one of my husband’s favorites. I’ll have to read before we go see it!
Perks of Being a Wallflower
While I wasn’t head-over-heels for this book, it had a few redeeming qualities. I’m hoping the movie is better – which is probably due to the fact that it stars Emma Watson :)
I think I’ve loved everything that Keira Knightley has ever starred in!
And yes…I am also excited for this…
Hey! We’re all allowed some guilty pleasures :)
Are there any that I’ve missed? What books-to-film are you looking forward to?