Past Imperfect – #236

SR 1236

The cast of the 1949 version of The Great Gatsby is quite pleased with themselves, mainly because they consulted a psychic who assured them that their version will prove far more pleasing than the 1974 version (Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, making questionable career choices) and the 2013 version (Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan fall under the spell of Baz Lurhmann, who seems intent on modernizing things that don’t need to be modernized). Still, none of the dozen or so film adaptations has managed to explain why anyone would want to live a town named “West Egg”….


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