The hype surrounding today's release of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby officially reached a fever pitch this week—everyone’s talking about it. The occasion has prompted some interesting musings, lists and digging up of historically relevant artifacts, so we thought we'd bring you some of the highlights from around the web.
• Immerse yourself in the mid-1920s with a collection of vintage ads that appeared in the New Yorker depicting the world Fitzgerald—an ad man, himself, for a while—so astutely describes in TGG.
• Prep for your post-movie discussion with friends by reading Qwiklit's Everything You Need to Know About F. Scott Fitzgerald.
• Play the Great Gatsby video game over on Out of Print. For every 25,000 points you score, they will donate a book!
• Take a gander at some potential story titles that Fitzgerald jotted down in his notebooks over on Biblioklept. My personal favorite: The firing of Jasbo Merribo.
• Read the original review of TGG published in the LA Times back in 1925.
Are you planning on seeing The Great Gatsby this weekend? If so, we'd love to hear what you think of it.