The Great Gatsby & The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby, set in the town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922, concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The novel explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.
The Beautiful and Damned tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1910s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoons fortune, and his courtship and relationship with his wife Gloria Gilbert. It describes his brief service in the Army during World War I, and the couples post-war partying life in New York, and his later alcoholism. The novel explores and portrays New York café society and the American Eastern elite during the Jazz Age before and after the Great War and in the early 1920s.
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She is repelled by the thought of being a quiet homemaker, and often chooses to follow her heart. But her actions demonstrate a disregard for the well-being of others, including Jay Gatsby, her husband Tom, and even her daughter, Pammy. Though her character has often been accused of being shallow, or even villainous, that is not the only possible reading. The character of Daisy Buchanan is almost years old. When she was imagined by Fitzgerald in , women were not permitted to vote. Composed and performed from the perspective of Daisy, the song depicts the character as vulnerable and longing for the type of long-term unconditional love that might remain after her youth and beauty is gone. Rather than a shallow, self-serving character, Del Rey presents Daisy as a young woman who is afraid she will be used and then disposed of.
Jump to navigation. A tale of lush, opulent wealth 'The Great Gatsby' remains one of the core texts of American literature. Set to be turned into a motion picture by Baz Lurhmann, the film is set to rank amongst the summer's defining cinematic events. The soundtrack alone is creating headlines across the globe. Lana Del Rey has submitted a brand new track for the soundtrack, representing another step beyond that globally successful debut album. Bang Bang - will. Together — The xx
A thirty second clip of Lana Del Rey's contribution to the Great Gatsby soundtrack, 'Young and Beautiful', has been posted online - listen below. The soundtrack is already attracting a lot of hype - due to both Del Rey, and to Beyonce's cover of Amy Winehouse track 'Back to Black' - and now fans can listen to a preview of 'Young and Beautiful'. Listen to a second clip of 'Young And Beautiful' below. Speaking about Luhrmann and her work on The Great Gatsby previously, Del Rey said, "It was an honour to work with Baz Luhrmann on his amazing adaptation of one of the most extraordinary books ever written. Johnny Greenwood Radiohead - There Will Be Blood: Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood recieved a large amount of praise for his score for There Will Be Blood, and many thought he should have won an Academy Award for it, but he was ruled inadmissible becaused he'd reworked material he'd originally used in his score for Bodysong.