F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about New York in the 1920’s: “The restlessness approached hysteria. The parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper.”
It’s a perfect quote to accompany the movie based on his novel The Great Gatsby. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton, the film comes out Christmas Day. Plenty of time to reread the book. (Or read it for the first time if you just cribbed notes in school!)
The modern music over the Art Deco styles at first seems offputting, but I love how it relates that hysteria to modern day. Are we reliving the 1920’s?