Tag Archives: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Day 863 – Another Gatsby Film Flop?

I have not been a fan of The Great Gatsby translations to the big screen. The closest, I think, was the Robert Redford and Mia Farrow one in the 70s. It was a product of its time, which is to … Continue reading

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Day 859 – Sunday, Lovely Sunday

Got a lot a good work in today, getting through most of Part 3. A few tweaks here and there, but mostly I like what I have. Gearing up for the end of Part 3 and then the hardest part … Continue reading

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Caught on Tape! Fitzgerald Writing “The Great Gatsby”…

…or technically I guess, film. This is supposedly Fitzgerald writing The Great Gatsby, though I’m not sure how you would authenticate a claim like that. Still, it’s obviously Fitzgerald and he’s obviously writing. Kind of exciting in itself (if you’re … Continue reading

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Presumed First Edition…

Found this over my morning coffee this morning. A 1973 copy of The Great Gatsby – printed in Kiev, according to the bookstore listing it (they all look a little Russian on the cover, don’t they?) – and a “presumed first … Continue reading

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Up in Maine

I re-read The Great Gatsby for like the 17th time recently. Completely by accident, as it usually happens. I’ll pick it up to read a passage or two, thumb my way to the front, and BOOM! I’m taken in again. I … Continue reading

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The Bookstore at the End of the World

On Thursday evening we were in Grand Marais, MN, about an hour and a half south of Thunder Bay – just went for dinner and a bit of a walk. It’s your typical seaside town: pebble beach, boats waking in … Continue reading

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OTF: Why the Whole “Write What You Know” Premise is Bunk

Write what you know. Or write what you don’t know. This is one of the big debates. Ultimately, it’s a bit of a paradox I think – you have to know it in order to write it. A little confusing, … Continue reading

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Truth Like a Blanket That Always Leaves Your Feet Cold – Day 326

You’ll remember that scene in Dead Poets’ Society where Ethan Hawke’s character is forced to make up a poem on the spot because he skipped out on the writing assignment to avoid reading it aloud. (If you haven’t seen it, … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the Pigeonholes – Day 274

All the trendy rockers will tell you the same thing: don’t pigeonhole me or my music. (Actually, writers do this too – you just don’t hear about it as much on MTV…) They’ll rant and they’ll rave and they’ll throw … Continue reading

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May Day – Day 236

I started off the morning like I’ve done several May 1st’s before — by reading “May Day” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It never ceases to amaze me how that story contains the seeds of what would become The Great Gatsby. … Continue reading

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