Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Couple at the party: Gatsby and Daisy


A dazzling couple has just arrived. Rumor has it that fella carries a torch for that dame.

MEET Gatsby and Daisy here...


The Great Gatsby (2013)
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Screenplay by: Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby
Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan
Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan
Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway
My rating: 4

Per imdb:
A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.

My two-bits:
The glamour and glitz and lowly grits are portrayed vibrantly and very Baz-like in this classic 1920s story.

fyi: based on novel


The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the "Jazz Age". Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.

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GET a load of these sounds...



Bang Bang
performed by Will.I.Am
songwriters: Charles Harmon, Shaffer Smith and Sonny Bono
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack
(modern twist of a 1920s tune)

(Verse)
I love her, can’t leave her,
Forever I’ll always need her,
She lie, but I believe her,
Lovesick I got that fever.
Love stupid, I know it,
Love stupid, I know it,
I know, cause I’m a fool in love.

My baby shot me down again,
Shot me down with the love and it go bang bang.
That girl’s a killer from a gang,
Shot me down with the love and it go bang bang.

And oh, I love her so, that’s why I gotta let her know
That I’ll be here for her to always love her down.

And maybe that’s the truth,
The clock can tick and ain’t no use,
I wonder when my tux can see you when you’re down.

(Chorus)
Bang, bang,
Got him with a bang,
Love him down, down
I shot my baby with a bang, bang,
Got him with a bang,
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.
Bang, bang,
Got him with a bang,
Love him down, down
I shot my baby with a bang, bang,
Got him with a bang,
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.

(Verse)
I love her, can’t leave her,
Forever I’ll always need her,
She lie, but I believe her,
Lovesick I got that fever.
Love stupid, I know it,
Love stupid, I know it,
I know, cause I’m a fool in love.

My baby shot me down, down, down, down
Shot me down with the love and it went pow-pow
I love my baby’s freaky style,
But my baby’s always sneaking out.

But damn, I love her so,
That’s why I gotta let her know
That I’ll be here for her, I’ll always be her man.
And baby, that’s the truth,
You’re my chick, bottlecruise,
I got that roof, I put that diamond on her hand.

(Chorus)
Bang, bang,
Got him with a bang,
Love him down, down
I shot my baby with a bang, bang,
Got him with a bang,
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.
Bang, bang,
Got him with a bang,
Love him down, down
I shot my baby with a bang, bang,
Got him with a bang,
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.

(Bridge)
Oh, yeah, I love my baby
Hey baby yeah I love you,
Stupid is what stupid do,
Tom and Jerry and Scooby Do,
Oh baby, I’m a fool for you.
Come here, baby, be my lollypop,
I make it better, make the booty drop.
Hey baby, can’t get you out my brains,
Damn girl, you’re such a sexy thing.
Pretty little lady
And my baby makes me go down down
My baby makes me go down down
My baby makes me go down down
My baby makes me go down down…

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* source image: Gatsby and Daisy from film The Great Gatsby (2013)

* source lyrics

_.oO0- Flappers at Floyd's schedule -0Oo._

13 comments:

  1. I love Fitzgerald -- and I'd never heard this quote before, but I adore it! "The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before."

    Hilarious, sadly true.

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  2. "Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness." - F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz"


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  3. I loved the quotes thank you.
    This one had me laughing.

    "Debut: the first time a young girl is seen drunk in public."

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  4. "Action is character."

    F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, Notes for The Last Tycoon

    Thanks for the great post!

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  5. I'm going to watch The Great Gatsby this weekend, even though I would have loved to read the book before watching the movie... >_<

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  6. Did you read the Tor.dot article on how The Great Gatsby movie is just an alternate timeline for it Jack from Titanic would have lived? you would get a kick out of it!

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  7. "No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart"
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  8. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

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  9. "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." -The Great Gatsby

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  10. "Action is character."

    F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, Notes for The Last Tycoon

    Thank you for the giveaway!
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  11. Either you think--or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
    F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, Tender is the Night

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