Friday, June 17, 2011

Robert Redford: The Great Gatsby

"The Great Gatsby" is one of the most famous novels written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and also the title from one of the best films made in 1974. Set around the Spring-Autumn of 1922, it tells the story of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. A love story that goes back to their years of youth, and has remained alive despite the passing of time; especially for Jay who later became "The Great Gatsby". After meeting again, Jay and Daisy enjoy a brief period of happiness that lasted until a series of unfortunate events took place.

Robert Redford and Mia Farrow played the roles of Gatsby & Daisy on the 1974 film directed by Jack Clayton. A film worth watching not only for its plot, but for its impressive settings and costumes. Redford is seen throughout the film wearing outstanding ensembles that highlight the best of menswear from the early 20s, and that of course could still be worn today. Classic and elegant pieces in different hues: white, navy blue, pink, and gray; a guide on what to wear during the Summer.

The film's opening sequence is one of the best scenes from "The Great Gatsby", as it gives a tour of Gatsby's impressive mansion at Long Island. From the halls and rooms where Gatsby's memorable summer parties took place, passing by his pool and bedroom, to the sound of "What I'll Do".



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2 comments:

Junctioned said...

I've been hearing about a possible remake. Love this blog by the way.

RetroVintageModStyle said...

Thanks!