AustLit logo
Shooting for First-Class Style single work   column  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Shooting for First-Class Style
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

' "Gatsby? What Gatsby?" asks Daisy Buchanan when she hears mention of the millionaire living across the bay in an architectural pile even more imposing than her own. Baz Luhrmann lifts this line straight from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel for his film of The Great Gatsby. Every movie version of Gatsby uses it, in fact, but every Daisy already knows the answer to her own question, because Gatsby is not a real name. A poor farm boy called James Gatz made Gatsby up in a moment when he wanted to make himself sound like a rich, distinguished WASP. There is only one Gatsby.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Age 25 May 2013 5987827 2013 newspaper issue 2013 pg. 24 Section: Life & Style
    Note: illus., ports
Last amended 26 May 2013 12:10:15
24 Life & Style Shooting for First-Class Stylesmall AustLit logo The Age
Subjects:
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X