Calling All Tenth Graders, Present and Past: Gatsby To Hit Theaters

By Simone Stephens
The buzz around Central is slowly building for a remake of a classic coming to our theatres! The Great Gatsby is a classic novel and movie, and it is being brought back to life this year on the big screen.

The hype around the new movie is extremely high, for lovers of the book and the original movie that came out in 1974. This movie premieres May 10in stunning 3D. Originally set to debut the holiday season 2012, it was pushed back to re-edit the film in 3D

For many of us this was a sophomore read in English class, or for some just for a good read. The book was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. The main characters of the story, are Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, and Tom Buchanan. The story takes place in 1922 in the U.S after World War I. The Great Gatsby was and still is considered as a classic novel and is truly timeless.

“I was a little nervous at first, but I’m excited that its finally coming to theatres!” said English teacher Melissa Borgquist. “Yeah, I’ve read it, maybe more than once. Definitely in the teens” Borgquist said. “Hearing the names Jay and Daisy just makes me excited!”

The original movie of The Great Gatsby came out in 1974 starring Robert Redford as Gatsby, Sam Waterston as Nick Carraway, and Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan. It won two Oscars one for best costume design and another best music in 1975. The movie also had other award winnings and numerous nominations.

With this much good acclaim to the original movie, we can only imagine how great the new movie will be. Technology, costumes and acting of today will make this original classic come to life on the big screen in 2013. The handsome Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. These two actors have starred in a number of great movies. With an all star cast, this movie will come to life on the big screen.

The Great Gatsby will be a must see motion picture of the year.

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