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Between the Lines Presents “A Moviegoer’s Paradise: Glitz, Glam, and Fitzgerald’s Gatsby”

Between the Lines: “A Moviegoer’s Paradise: Glitz, Glam, and Fitzgerald’s Gatsby

Tuesday, September 3 at 7 pm

ICC North Campus, Cedar Hall Room 134

Facilitated by: Margot Vance and Jen Richrath

Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film version of Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is both visually and aurally stunning. We may be captivated by the scintillating scenery and the modernized music, but is there something deeper going on here? What was Fitzgerald trying to sya in his novel, and do the film capture the essence of this classic? Though we are a long way removed from the 1920’s, are there some similarities to be drawn betwene society then and now? This presentation will explore these questions and others by examining both the film and the novel.

Information provided by Jennifer Hopp – English, Humanities &Language Studies Department

The goal of “Between the Lines” is to offer literary presentations that will interest our students and people in the community as well as promote reading literacy and scholarly study.