The Great Gatsby-father?

A fascinating story to come out of next week’s release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

Did you know that Francis Ford Coppola was hired to do a rewrite on the 1974 version of Gatsby (with Robert Redford) — right before The Godfather was released? Apparently Redford liked his work so much on The Way We Were (another uncredited polish — not Polish like the Flisak poster below on the left) — that FFC was brought in to save the day. Town & Country gives Coppola’s first-hand account of being holed up in a Paris hotel room, battling to capture the ghosts of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

Hmmm, sounds an awful lot like Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris! (THR)

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Spring Bling!

With Spring Breakers opening wide this week, and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring coming this summer, it appears that girls are the new boys thugs…

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Oh yeah, and if you want to check out The Hollywood Reporter‘s mashup of HBO’s GIRLS and Spring Breakers, here you go…

Ivan & Ivana Come To America

On that grand old USA holiday, Thanksgiving, I think we all should give thanks because sometimes Coming To America isn’t always as fruitful or funny as an Eddie Murphy or an Albert Brooks film — as this young couple from war-torn Kosovo found out in Ivan & Ivana

Eyes of the Tigers!

With Ang Lee’s upcoming Life of Pi aka ‘Boy Meets Tiger’ story on the horizon, I thought it might be a good time to showcase some of the other big kitties decorating one-sheets over the years…

Presenting The Artist?

After watching the first hour of Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present, I thought the portrait of this performance artist was perfect material for a Christopher Guest spoof (This Is Spinal Tap, Best In Show, etc.). However, the second part of the HBO doc picked up and proved to be quite moving.

But that’s just one man’s opinion. You be the judge when the film comes out on Netflix — or, better yet, if you live in New York City, you can stop by one of my favorite bookstores, Strand Books, where Ms. Abramovic will be appearing — and actually talking — not just staring at audience members.