The Pleasures of Literature and Film

Leonardo DiCaprio knows how to choose his roles. That much is certain. This is true despite the fact that his biggest acting award, the famous Oscar, has long eluded him. Among his best performances was undoubtedly his portrayal of Jay Gatsby in the 2013 film “The Great Gatsby,” based on the novel by Frances Scott Fitzgerald.
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A Little About the Author

First, a little about the world-renowned author of this wonderful novel. Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born into an Irish immigrant family in the small town of St. Paul, Minnesota. This has influenced his work in part. Initially, he was more passionate about football than his studies in school, but a teacher saw a talent for writing in him and began to motivate and encourage him. Francis was hooked and began attending Princeton University. He also became a member of a prominent cottage club. His desk still hangs in the study of their mansion. But then World War I broke out, and Fitzgerald decided to enlist. He wrote his first book, “The Romantic Egoist,” which was sometimes accompanied by a fear of death. Upon his return, he fell in love with a woman named Zelda Thayer. But she was too poor to marry, so he revised his novel and suddenly “On the Threshold of Paradise” began selling thousands of copies. There he made money and married Zelda, but Zelda was used to a different standard of living and Francis had to start working as a newspaper columnist. Their marriage, however, was not a happy one. Eventually Fitzgerald became a notorious alcoholic and Zelda developed schizophrenia. Both were jealous of each other\’s professional success and used material from their own lives in their works. For example, in her novel Tender is the Night, Fitzgerald deals with the love affair between a psychiatrist and his patient. Zelda attended an expensive mental hospital, which led the Fitzgeralds into a series of debts. Francis had no choice but to become a screenwriter in Hollywood. Because of his unhealthy lifestyle, he suffered a second heart attack at the age of 44. Although not a highly regarded writer during his lifetime, he is now considered one of the greatest writers in American history
literatura Velký Gatsby
literatura Velký Gatsby

“The Great Gatsby”[edit] The novel was written in 1925 and tells the love story of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, their doomed love, tragedy and confusion. It is set in the 1920s, a time when America was recovering from World War I and Prohibition, and interest in alcohol, drugs, partying, and entertainment in general was very high, especially among the so-called Golden Youth in their 20s and 30s, who were given a lot of money by their parents, could buy anything they wanted, and could This was especially prevalent among the so-called “golden youth” in their 20s and 30s, who were given a lot of money by their parents, could buy anything they wanted, and enjoyed endless parties. The film has been adapted many times, and in 2013 we met the fabulous Leonardo DiCaprio. He gives Jay Gatsby an unforgettable look, realizing the craziest fantasies, utterly convincing, above it all, and yet intriguing – what he really wants, which is just Daisy.