Daily Archives: September 7, 2011

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby movie – 3D version

I think I will have the greatest birthday gift on June 2012, as it will be the release date of one of the greatest novel in history, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Wonderful choice of casts too, I can’t believe it has so many of my fave actors, from Leonardo Di Caprio as the charming Jay Gatsby ( who else with such persona to play as a young, mysterious millionaire?), the darling beauty with a wit Isla Fisher as Myrthe Wilson, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and….. ( I really didn’t expect she would be the chosen one) the cute, smart, hypnotizing Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan! She is the reason why I watched ‘An Education’ more than three times… Doesn’t she look like someone who stepped out directly from 1920s era ?
The movie itself will have a setting in Australia, and rumoured to be in 3D. I can’t really imagine how a 1920s era movies will turn out in 3D though..but we’ll see. In the meantime, I think I will re-read the novel and play these images in my head =).

The filming, we’ll see the remake of these:

By these new casts =) :

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So you wanna be a writer? Then live first, write later.

“Life itself is the determining factor.

Writing is the fruit of life.

Life isn’t the fruit of writing.

A great writer doesn’t try to find something to write about, he only writes when he has to.

Many people lacked something as fundamental as experience of life. It’s post-modern misconception that you can write first and live later. But many young people want to become writers mainly because they want to live like writers. You must live first, and then decide if you have something to say afterwards.”

Although this is a fictional book, but I learned so much about writing from the author. Here are some other helpful notes:

1. Don’t hurry doing your writings

2. Be a good craftsmen and wordsmiths.

3. Have the serenity of mind to sit down and work on a single novel or two, in three or even four years, with great pleasures and enjoyment.

4. Loves to embroidery with language, doing intimate character descriptions and dwelling on all the characters’ sensual perceptions.

Book: The Ringmaster’s Daughter

Author: Jostein Gaarder

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