I see they have made a new film of The Great Gatsby. I saw the original 1974 film with Robert Redford many moons ago, but as one of my very favourite books, which I've read a few times, I have such a clear vision of it, that I really don't want to spoil it. It's not that I'm not a Baz Luhrman fan either, I really loved Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge, but the trailer for this scared me! I know you can't please all the people all of the the time and it must be very hard translating such a famous a book to the screen, but in my head The Great Gatsby is all shot in the golden hour, it's hot and dusty, and sultry, and subtle. This doesn't look subtle. Oh well. It looks incredible, but as a fan of the book, it's just not for me.
Have you been disappointed by film versions of your favourite books? Which ones? I didn't see One Day either (also a favourite book). When I saw who was in it I just couldn't do it!
p.s. Kellie just sent through this from the blog Letters of Note. It's gorgeous! Love how his editor describes the atmosphere of the book so perfectly. And that's exactly why this trailer doesn't sit right with me. Thanks Kellie!