Welcome to the Gold Coast of Long Island, the beaches of the French Riviera, the nightlife of Paris, the glitter of New York. Welcome to the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of my favorite authors.
With any luck you’ve had the chance to start reading chapters 1-3. This is admittedly a heavy lift to discuss in one week, but we will manage it! This week we’ll take through Monday to post responses.
1. Here are helpful and fun links relevant to the book; I highly recommend checking them out, and maybe even learning how to dance the Charleston. You can teach your coworkers, friends, relatives, and pet companions.
I ask that before you post, you read what classmates have already written about, so we try to cover as much territory as possible and avoid repeating focus on the same things. But if a classmate has posted on say, the Valley of Ashes and you have something to add, go for it.
3. Start thinking about Project 1 due 6/20. Let me know if you have questions. You could also choose to talk about storytelling devices in Fitzgerald’s novel vs. Luhrmann’s film.
TRIGGER WARNING: THERE ARE SOME VIOLENT AND DISTURBING SCENES (excerpts from movies) IN THE SHOT TYPES AND CAMERA MOVEMENT video. Just FYI!