“The Great Gatsby” Review

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The Great Gatsby (2013) 

It is hard trying to adapt such a beloved American classic as ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald. There will undoubtedly be many fierce criticisms pointing out how a delicate narrative of Fitzgerald cannot be possibly transformed into a film, and how Baz Luhrmann, the director, made it all too contemporary and overly-glamorous. While the criticism is valid to an extent, there are, nevertheless, many good things about the new film version of ‘The Great Gatsby’, and the film does not really deserve half the mud thrown at it by critics.

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“Flight” Review

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Flight (2012)

After years of cartoon production, in 2012 Robert Zemeckis returned with an action film called ‘Flight’, depicting an alcoholic pilot of a passenger plane which crash sets a chain of events forcing the pilot to confront his alcohol addiction. After the crash, Captain Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) befriends another drug-addict, Nicole (Kelly Reilly), and with her and his loyal colleague Charlie (Bruce Greenwood)’s emotional support plunges into a post-crash legal battle of guilt-and-responsibility-shifting, while alternating between increased drinking and complete abstinence.

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10 Classics I would Love to See Made into Major Films

1.  Notre-Dame de Paris (Victor Hugo)

2. The Beautiful and Damned (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

3. The Quadroon (Mayne Reid)

4. The Stranger* (Albert Camus)

5. The Captain’s Daughter (Alexander Pushkin)

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