Saturday, May 25, 2013

THE GREAT GATSBY

 

The recently released film by Baz Lurhman, is based on F.Scott Fitzgerald  (1896-1940) famous novel by the same name. The novel from 1925 -"explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz age that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American dream".

The movie have not had the best reviews. . . It should be too superficial with less focus on the story. With present designers as Pradas interpretation of the style and the soundtrack contemporary music like Jay-Z and Beyoncé. . .
it sounds more like a show-off. But of course I´ll have to see for my self.

Here is a few pictures from the 1974 movie adaption of the novel instead.

 Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan in the Movie from 1974

Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby

Photo credit: Paramount pictures

Nevertheless the movie about the Roaring twenties is probably going to be a big trendsetter and inspiration for fashion to come. . . we already saw that in some of the latest designer collections.

The Roaring twenties, was a reaction to the the first world war, where people wanted to forget and celebrate peace. That led to excesses and eventually the big collaps on wallstreet in 1929. 

It´s a fascinating period, that I wrote about  in my Costume exam when I gra- duated, back then. . . but my  starting point was Europe and especially Berlin, with Christopher Isherwood famous novel: Goodbye to Berlin as inspiration. The novel that was the base of the musical and film Cabaret. I will try to find it and post about it in time. . .