“The Great Gatsby” is not a love story, it’s a what-is-love story. It’s not a friendship story, it’s a what-is-friendship story. It is, inarguably, a story about wealth, and a story about what we dream for our lives. And if that’s not what people are talking about after they see Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” then I think, maybe, he missed the mark.
In which I finally take to the pulpit to talk about everything I do not know about Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby, and a fraction of my thoughts about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.