library bulletin

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"gatsby? what gatsby?"


"a single green light, 
minute and faraway,
that might have been the end of a dock."




Storyline

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.






absolutely true to fitzgerald's novel...
it was haunting, devastating, magnificent...
i loved it and hope to see it again...
i am watching the original again this weekend with
robert redford...

ABOUT FITZGERALD, DID YOU KNOW...



Many of the events from Fitzgerald’s early life appear in The Great Gatsby. Like Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway is a thoughtful young man from Minnesota, educated at an Ivy League school (in Nick’s case, Yale), who moves to New York after the war. Also similar to Fitzgerald is Jay Gatsby, a sensitive young man who idolizes wealth and luxury and who falls in love with a beautiful young woman while stationed at a military camp in the South.



Having become a celebrity, Fitzgerald fell into a wild, reckless life-style of parties and decadence, while desperately trying to please Zelda by writing to earn money. Similarly, Gatsby amasses a great deal of wealth at a relatively young age, and devotes himself to acquiring possessions and throwing parties that he believes will enable him to win Daisy’s love.


this movie and book are also credited with making some cocktails famous...

Gin Rickey

The tartness of the Rickey takes the edge off a summer day. 

  • Half a lime
  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • Club soda




Squeeze lime into a highball glass with ice. Add gin and then club soda. Stir.


i am not a drinker but 
i think this could be made with just some yummy raspberry limeade...




Mint Julep
The Mint Julep deserves to be drunk on days that aren't the Kentucky Derby. 

  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye
  • 2 mint leaves
  • .5 ounce simple syrup

In an Old Fashioned glass muddle mint leaves and simple syrup. Add crushed ice and then one ounce of whiskey. Stir until the outside of the glass is chilled. Add more crushed ice then top with another ounce of whiskey. Garnish with a sprig of mint.


i think the mint julep sounds like it would 
be better as ice cream:)...


French 75



this one,
the french 75
 is most definitely pretty...

~~~~~~~~~


"gatsby believed in the green light,
the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.
it eluded us then, but that's no matter-
tomorrow we will run faster,
stretch out our arms farther...
and one fine morning...

so we beat on,
boats against the current,
borne back ceaselessly
into the past."


you should go see this...
or at least watch the 1974 version with robert redford...
so good...


bye...
more later...

ps...
we got us another baby!!!!!

2 comments:

Courtney Thomas said...

I read Gatsby in high school and loved it! The movie was so good! Definitely my favorite this year so far, 42 is in second :)

Staci T said...

I want to see 42 so bad, Courtney! I hear it is so good. Maybe this weekend:)

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