The Great Gatsby is one of the most renowned fictional novels of all time and has been studied in high school classrooms the world over. The F. Scott Fitzgerald book about decadence, love, and life in the roaring ’20s was turned into a huge blockbuster movie in 2013 that starred Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Novel)
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, the novel depicts narrator Nick Carraway’s interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby’s obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan.
The tale was inspired by a young romance Fitzgerald had with a socialite, and by parties, he went to on Long Island’s North Shore in 1922. Following a transition to the French Riviera, he finished an unfinished copy in 1924. Subsequent to presenting the draft to editorial manager Maxwell Perkins, the supervisor convinced Fitzgerald to amend the work over the accompanying winter. Regardless of being content with the substance of the content after revision, Fitzgerald was ambivalent about the book’s title and thought about an assortment of choices. The last title that he was reported to have wanted was Under the Red, White, and Blue. Fitzgerald was, nonetheless, content with painter Francis Cugat’s last cover plan.
After its distribution by Scribner’s in April 1925, The Great Gatsby got mixed reviews from critics who accepted that it didn’t hold up to Fitzgerald’s past composition and hence flagged the end of Fitzgerald’s literary accomplishments. Accordingly, Gatsby sold poorly, and in spite of the fact that Fitzgerald accepted that negative reactions of the novel didn’t decipher his work accurately, when the creator passed on in 1940 he trusted himself to be a disappointment and his work failed to remember. However, during World War II the novel confronted a basic and academic reevaluation, and it before long turned into a centerpiece of most American secondary school educational plans and a focal point of American mainstream society. Various stage and film adaptations continued in the subsequent decades.
Gatsby keeps on drawing attention and known consideration. The novel was most recently adapted to the movie in 2013 by chief Baz Luhrmann, while modern scholars stress the novel’s treatment of social class, acquired wealth compared with the people who are independent-self-made, race, environmentalism, and its critical disposition towards the American dream. Similarly, as with different works by Fitzgerald, reactions incorporate claims of discrimination against Jews. The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be a literary masterwork and a contender for the title of the Great American Novel.
The Great Gatsby Turning Into A Miniseries
According to “The Hollywood Reporter” there is good news for all miniseries fans, the novel is now being reimagined for a new audience as now the plot is being stretched into a TV miniseries!
In order to preserve the legacy that Fitzgerald left behind, Blake Hazard, a great-granddaughter of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and a trustee of the estate, has been brought on to serve as a consulting producer. But Hirst wants to reimagine the legendary book with current attitudes.
In a statement to THR, the writer Fitzgerald said: “I seem to have lived with Gatsby most of my life, reading it first as a schoolboy, later teaching it at Oxford in the 1970s then re-reading it periodically ever since.
“Today, as America seeks to reinvent itself once again, is the perfect moment to look with new eyes at this timeless story, to explore its famous and iconic characters through the modern lens of gender, race, and sexual orientation.
“Fitzgerald’s profoundly romantic vision does not prevent him examining and exposing the darker underbelly of the American experience, which is why the story speaks to both tragedy and hope, and why it continues to resonate today.”
Blake Hazard says she has long longed for a ‘more diverse, inclusive’ rendition of her great-grandfather’s exemplary and classic story with the goal that it can all the more likely mirror the current state of America. She has high expectations of Hirst bringing a ‘deep reverence’ for The Great Gatsby and is anticipating seeing the new interpretation of ‘such an iconic story’. A+E Studios President, Barry Jossen, has correspondingly high standards about the miniseries.
In a statement to THR, he said: “There are few stories in the pantheon of American literature that transcend time like The Great Gatsby.
“Along with our partners at ITV Studios America and Groundswell Productions, A+E Studios is privileged to bring this powerful, complex work to life under the watchful eye of the incomparable Michael Hirst and the blessing of Fitzgerald family member Blake Hazard.”
Well, we all are waiting impatiently for this masterpiece to have happened, the cast and crew are not decided as of yet but we are waiting for a stellar cast announcement for this. It’s odd to think we don’t get to see Leo, but we wish we will!