Last night J and I went to see Gatsby. I loved every second of it. It followed the book so closely. Parts of it, particularly the portrayal of Queens, were exactly what I pictured when I read the book. The best part was the music. The juxtaposition of Gershwin and Jay Z (stop stealing my wedding ideas Baz Luhrmann!) was my favorite part of all. The soundtrack really helped capture the spirit of New York. Visually it was a pleasure. I even liked it better than the version starring Robert Redford who is so much hotter than Leonardo DiCaprio but oh well.
I also recently watched Park Avenue: Money, Power, & the American Dream. The documentary features the author of 740 Park Avenue, a book I got a few years back, but never finished reading. It was really interesting and they spent a lot of time of Ayn Rand and her influence over some of the richest people in America. I had never thought about it until they mentioned it, but her philosophy is the same as Gordon Gekko . . . Greed is Good.