F. Scott Fitzgerald would have been amazed to see his novel blown up on the silver screen.
Screen adaptations of classic novels are well anticipated and with good reason. People want to see how the penned work of art translates into the big screen. There is just a level of expectation that readers of the books reserve for the film adaptation. Sometimes, the review is all the rave and sometimes, the film adaptations just don’t seem to fit the bill.
One movie in particular is the 1974 version of “The Great Gatsby.” The movie is based on the novel of American writer *F. Scott Fitzgerald* and follows the experiences of author Nick Carraway in Long Island. In the series of events, Carraway found himself completely astonished by the lavish lifestyle of his rich neighbor who goes by the name of Gatsby. What he doesn’t know is that his meeting with the famed Jay Gatsby is just the beginning of their oddly intertwined lives.
The Great Gatsby indeed painted a picture of decadence in 1920s America – rich people enjoying the company of fellow extravagant people. Although the prevalent subject matter shown in the movie is the mystery behind the character of Jay Gatsby, the story has a deeper hook that can get audiences in the middle of the story. It is Gatsby’s and his long lost paramour Daisy Buchanan’s love story and it does start to unravel to make way for the movie’s climax.
Although acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert did point out that the movie was “superficially beautiful,” he also said that it lacked the power of Fitzgerald’s writing. The screenplay was indeed a bit dragging for some parts and you just might not feel the supposed love between the star crossed lovers.
I do know one thing; Robert Redford’s portrayal of the millionaire Jay Gatsby is undeniably smooth and downright clean. It’s a shame Daisy Buchanan had married before not for love but for jewels and diamonds.
Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.
A movie's parting shot is a crucial element in the sense that it could either make or break the lasting impression that it would have on its audience. It could either wrap things up quite nicely and leave viewers satisfied, or it could do otherwise. For many, it's often the first thing that comes to mind long after the final credits have rolled out.
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.
Get the perfect self-portraits or group photos with your friends with this instant camera! This camera allows you to be picture ready with its mirror next to the lens and gives you an idea where is best to smile!
Beijing is a ready-made template for panoramic shots. Tourist baits like The Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace stretch for miles. Those who walk from end to end will have more to say. For instance, that the ground goes on to infinity. Or that they have never been so tired and amazed all at once.
The artist known only by his initials, JR, pastes blown-up faces on city walls and roads. These challenging—often illegal—installations are his version of a goodwill act. Women as heroes, wrinkles as history, and enemies as smiling neighbors are just some of the themes this gutsy artist has aired to the whole world.
Starring Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett and Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara, CAROL is the beautiful new movie by acclaimed director Todd Haynes. To celebrate its release in cinemas on November 27 we have some great prizes to be won including our Lomo’instant Sanremo camera, 5 x copies of Vivian Maier’s Street Photography book, 10 x pairs of cinema tickets to see this fantastic film and x 10 Carol posters!
It's been a while, but we're finally bringing Put Your Headphones On Fridays (PYHOF) back for your listening pleasure. For our (re-)opening salvo, here are tunes from some of the best films to have come out of the highly-anticipated Cannes Film Festival, ongoing until next Sunday.
The founder of The Pop-Up Pinhole Co., Kelly Angood, has been handcrafting pinhole cameras from scratch since 2010. After developing a huge online following from one of her early pinhole designs, she embarked on a mission to design an affordable, functional pinhole camera that could be constructed all in the comfort of your own home — and it had to look great too! Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, her mission was realized. Read on to see how it happened and what's next for Kelly and The Pop-Up Pinhole Company!
In 1987, Herbert Morris combed through the files of his uncle, the late Herbert Habeeb. The things he left behind suggest that Mr. Habeeb was a man of staggering talent. He was an all-around science man who took excellent photos. But the mystery remains: Where did Uncle Herbert take his camera? What was the purpose of his travels? His namesake, fellow Lomographer Herbert, clues us in as to what his uncle might have been up to.
Seeing that we love to spread the cheer around here, we're giving you another chance to load up on our awesome film with today's Advent deal! Choose a classy black and white film, like our Lady Grey, or get creative and colorful with one of our Redscale films. We're certain that no matter what you choose, you'll have a great time making memories with tons of lovely analogue photos this year!
February is here and the daffodils are out! We've got a great selection of workshops lined up this month. Learn how to get amazing shots with the Lubitel, transfer your favourite image onto a bag with our Lumi Paint workshop and join our Valentine's LC-A + workshop. We've also got a great exhibition from photographer Chris Pollard and you're all invited to the opening night. Read on for all the details.