Missing the point much

As with The Hunger Games, which became the child-harming circus it purported to oppose, I have a feeling that the new Gatsby movie will also miss its target.  In the book, all the glitz and glamor only serves as as a mask covering up Gatsby’s essential hollowness. It looks like the movie is all about the glitz and glamor, with the usual contemporary overload of phony emotion and extreme action sequences. The Redford version spared us the obligatory sex scenes and even the car accident.  I’m pretty sure this one won’t. Also, in the book and Coppola’s script, it was clear that both Daisy wasn’t worth it and that Gatsby was a shell of a man. Nowadays, Daisy has to be ‘hot’. Will Gatsby be dashing, or essentially weak, as Redford’s was?

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