Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Can we just Watch the Movie?

Watching a movie adaptation after reading the book is never a good idea. You always get an expectation that the movie always fail to meet. After reading the book we always seem to criticize the movie. Either the movie skipped some parts or added completely new ones, we get upset. We are never satisfied. We need to learn to not compare the movie and the book. They are two different things. There are things that are in the book that are bound to be boring if it was implemented in the movie and there are some parts that can be enhanced in the book so naturally they will be different. We need to learn to both appreciate and enjoy the two so they can peacefully coexist. Unless the movie is really bad, then you can bash it all you want.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Great Gatsby Notes #9

- Nick couldn't get anyone to come to Gatsby's funeral

- Gatsby's dad came all the way from Minnesota

- Only a few people came to Gatsby's funeral

- Nick decided to move back to the Midwest

- Nick breaks off his relationship with Jordan

- Before Nick leaves, he saw Tom

- Tom and Daisy, knowing that their money will shield them, are careless and uncaring people

- The American Dream was dead

The Great Gatsby Notes #8

- Daisy was Gatsby's first love

- Daisy promised to wait for Gatsby but she settled in with Tom who had a good social status and approved by her parents.

- Nick became distracted at work and even refused to go on a date with Jordan.

- Tom told Wilson who owned the yellow car that had hit Myrtle.

- Wilson shoots Gatsby killing him instantly

- Wilson then kills himself

- Nick finds Gatsby floating in his pool, dead.

The Great Gatsby Notes #7

- Gatsby became preoccupied with Daisy and started calling off his parties, which was meant to lure Daisy.

- Gatsby fired all his staff to prevent gossip

- Nick went to Daisy's house for lunch along with Gatsby and Jordan.

- Gatsby was stunned when he saw Daisy's baby girl.

- Daisy seemed uninterested in her daughter and became bored suggesting Gatsby to go into the city with her

- Daisy and Gatsby couldn't hide their love for each other and Tom suspicion was confirmed.

- They all went to New York together

- They stopped at Wilson's garage for gas and they learned that he discovered that his wife's affair but not the identity of the man. He plans to move her to the West.

- Gatsby and Tom had an argument over Daisy

- Myrtle was hit by a car which was driven by Daisy

- It was also Nick's birthday

The Great Gatsby Notes #6

- Gatsby's real name is James Gatz, born in a farm in North Dakota.

- Dan Cody, a rich man and was Gatsby's best friend

- Gatsby was Dan Cody's personal assistant and made Gatsby fall in love with wealth.

- Dan Cody left Gatsby $25,000 when he died, but his wife prevented Gatsby from claiming it.

- Tom and Daisy went to one of Gatsby's party and claimed that he gained his wealth through "bootlegging"

- Tom became suspicious of what Daisy has been doing after her constant visit to Gatsby's Mansion,   but not yet discovered Daisy's affair

- Gatsby noticed that Daisy was unhappy with Tom.

- Gatsby wanted Daisy to leave Tom so she could be with him.

The Great Gatsby Notes #5

- Nick agrees to help Gatsby

- Nick invited Daisy to tea without knowing that Gatsby would be there

- Gatsby showed his true self, becoming awkward and losing his elaborated speech

- Gatsby's reunion with Daisy was very awkward so Nick tried to leave them alone for a half an hour.

- When Nick returned, he found them radiantly happy with "Daisy shedding tears of joy and Gatsby Glowing"

The Great Gatsby Notes #4

- Meyer Wolfshiem, a shady character with underground business connections.

- Gatsby tells Nick his life story, which Nick found very skeptical.

- A policeman pulled Gatsby over but was let go after Gatsby showed him a white card. The police even apologized.

- Turns out that Gatsby is in love with Daisy.

- According to Jordan, Gatsby had asked her to convince Nick to arrange a reunion between him and Daisy.

- Nick kisses Jordan