F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the greatest book ever written, and as a result has impacted many lives. It's an inspirational tome simply from an authorial perspective, namely in its striking themes, incredible characters and ability to both capture and deconstruct an era. It turns out that one of the people influenced by the timeless novel is Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin - who showed his own fanhood by writing a film review of Baz Luhrmann's recently-released adaptation.
After seeing the new movie last week the best-selling author took to his Live Journal account to express both his passion for Fitzgerald's work and his opinion of the new movie - which he absolutely loved. In his review he praises the film's visual style, the use of Fitzgerald's own prose in the script, and the performances by Carey Mulligan and Leonardo diCaprio - the latter of whom the author wasn't so sure about as a fan when he first heard about the casting. Wrote Martin,
Be sure to click the Live Journal link above to read the full thing. Given Martin's work and exposure to the film/television world as an author it's interesting to hear his opinion about one of his favorite works being adapted. For another perspective on the movie, be sure to check out the review written by our own Katey Rich.
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