American students need Jewish literature in their curriculum so they don’t end up saying things like ‘Aren’t Jews the ones who run all the banks?’
The first Moscot eyeglasses store opened in 1925, the same year that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote ‘The Great Gatsby.’ Was Doctor T.J. Eckleburg’s billboard inspired by an old Moscot sign?
The Cannes film festival conjured up the “Roaring Twenties” on Wednesday with a glamorous opening night premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby”, complete with dancers in flapper dresses on the red carpet and umbrellas to keep off the rain.
Every generation has had its own ‘Great Gatsby’ movie. Baz Luhrmann’s new version, like the ones that came before it, speaks with a slightly Jewish accent.
Elizabeth Gaither and Jared Nelson in ‘The Great Gatsby.’ Photo by Steve Vaccariello.
Shooting is under way on the new Hollywood version of “The Great Gatsby,” and director Baz Luhrmann has made several interesting choices, including casting.