Jeff and I saw "The Great Gatsby" in 3D Saturday night and I have to say that I absolutely LOVED it!! So much so that I am going to scour my friend pool and see who else wants to go watch it! I have read all over the Internet about some of the history snobs that have already written off this movie... how it will never properly represent the book, no one can replace Robert Redford and how the rap music and quasi 1920's/1930's mish mash isn't historically correct. Yes, I get that, 100%. BUT if you just go into this movie with an open mind and a thrill of seeing characters brought to life with a 2013 CGI flare, it is amazing. The opulence and excess that Fitzgerald writes about absolutely comes to life. It is beautiful to behold. I think Leonardo's Jay Gatsby is played wonderfully. You can see his sadness, his almost crazed grasp of trying to hold onto something that can not be replayed. Carey's Daisy is beautiful and shallow. Even if it isn't historically correct, I think the costumes are quite beautiful, the scenic backdrops grand and I can only imagine the great feeling of wealth that was going on in our nation for some people... before the great slap in the face of the crash of 1929 and our plunge into the Depression.
When the heck did Leo get swoon worthy?? Seriously! One minute he's a cutie in Titanic then BAM holy hot manlyness!
Busy week ahead.....
Friday night Jeff informed me that we have to have the house appraised again!! We are refinancing and I guess the old appraisal we did in the fall has expired. Ugh, so I have to really get my bum into gear and get the house ship shape, but my mind is in dress making mode.... not housekeeping mode. Booo. Hisss.
This Saturday night is Caiden's Jr. Prom. Very exciting! We pick up his tux on Thursday. For some reason I got in my head that I can make his and Haley's boutonniere and corsage.....uh huh... sooooo, we shall see how that turns out, on this very busy week......let's just add one more project to the mix shall we??! Mmkay. I will post about my flower arranging skills next week. Wish me luck with that one!
1960's prom vieillemarde.com
I have many sewing projects that I am in the middle of and it doesn't look like I will have a chance to touch them this week. Ack, talk about depression!