Jay-Z on the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby, the 3-D film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of obsessive love and American social divisions? Surely, that's an all-too-obvious attempt to make a period story appeal to younger cinema-goers?Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 9:24am
When F. Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940, he was, in the words of his biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, "an unemployed screenwriter", whose fiction was largely ignored, if not entirely forgotten.7 Jul 2013 - 1:55pm
F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is one of the most enduring 20th century novels. First published in 1925, the tragedy lays bare the glamour and perils of pursuing the ever elusive American Dream. In the decades since, the novel has been a staple in the American high school syllabus alongside Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye.24 May 2013 - 4:17pm
The glamour of the Roaring Twenties has made The Great Gatsby the most talked about movie in fashion circles.20 May 2013 - 10:12am
Stars of The Great Gatsby rolled into Cannes for the European premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s controversial 3D epic, which was to kick off the world’s most prestigious film festival late Wednesday.15 May 2013 - 8:45pm
"I like large parties," says Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby. "They're so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy." This may be true, but it's doubtful whether the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday to May 26, will provide much intimacy12 May 2013 - 1:39pm
I can still remember being 12 years old and watching Pride and Prejudice on television (not the Keira Knightley version).6 May 2013 - 10:56am
Vladimir Putin's recent re-election as president of Russia was met with accusations of electoral fraud at home and abroad. While the former KGB spook (below) is often demonised by Western media, under his watch, average Russian salaries rose sixfold and poverty more than halved.18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Bright Young Things by Ana Godbarsen HarperCollins (e-book)
Bright Young Things is the fifth novel by Ana Godbarsen: counting the forthcoming Beautiful Days, she has now produced six 'young adult' books in under four years. So why feature Bright Young Things? For the simple reason that it's free (to download on Kindle from Amazon).11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Twitterature By Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin Published by Penguin ISBN 978 0141047713
Twittermania has been applied to the world's greatest literature. Students bewildered by Hamlet will finally understand what he's saying as the Prince of Denmark's self-doubt is translated into webspeak.
Welcome to Twitterature.12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Charles Scribner's Sons12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Sneaker peek Shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti has launched his first collection of trainers, which includes four styles of leather shoes featuring the brand's signature couture detailing. The cool high-top trainers in powder pink suede have a canvas upper strip decorated with Swarovski crystals (above; HK$6,650). Giuseppe Zanotti is at IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2805 089019 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
by Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal
Vintage, $1206 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Scent: Guerlain. 'But I can't remember which one I'm wearing.'
Watch: Philippe Charriol. 'I like the Actor model and also the Celtic.'
Shirts: Valentino and Gucci. 'They have a good cut and I like the colours.'
Suits: Valentino. 'They're classic looking. I also like Dolce & Gabbana.'14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am