Tuesday, September 03, 2013

All that glitters is not gold ... from Gatsby to This Town.

A fascinating read, a fascinating interview - get your book here, watch the interview here and below. Read an excerpt here. And all of it is true.

Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby seems to be less about NY's Roaring Twenties and more about DC's Roaring Teens, right down to that "extraordinary sense of hope."

Watch that film here.  Preview below. It is also true.

Or as Shakespeare put it:

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
Had you been as wise as bold,
Young in limbs, in judgement old
Your answer had not been inscroll'd
Fare you well, your suit is cold.

The Merchant of Venice

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