F. Scott Fitzgerald http://kmuw.org en Movie Review: The Great Gatsby http://kmuw.org/post/movie-review-great-gatsby <p></p><p></p><p><em>The Great Gatsby</em> is so good that I am required to give up my dislike of writer-director Baz Luhrmann for his <em>William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet </em>and <em>Moulin Rouge</em>, because in <em>The Great Gatsby </em>Luhrmann forgets about calling attention to himself and devotes himself to his material, and comes as close to doing justice to F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel as I expect any movie director ever can.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 17276 at http://kmuw.org Movie Review: The Great Gatsby 2012 Big Read Wichita To Celebrate “The Great Gatsby” http://kmuw.org/post/2012-big-read-wichita-celebrate-great-gatsby <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">At the Wichita City Council meeting Tuesday Mayor Carl Brewer announced the Big Read would return for the fifth year this fall.</p><p>This year&rsquo;s selection for the Big Read will be &ldquo;The Great Gatsby&rdquo; by F. Scott Fitzgerald and will run October 1 through November 21.</p><p>The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment of the Arts and is designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 2177 at http://kmuw.org 2012 Big Read Wichita To Celebrate “The Great Gatsby”