Hello all. I am pretty excited about this class. At this point my knowledge of movies consists of little more than, did I like it and how much popcorn did I put away before the final credits roll. In general, the better the movie, the more popcorn I have left when the credits roll. I really enjoy musicals so of course I went to see The Great Gatsby. The costumes, makeup, sets and of course the soundtrack did not disappoint.
I am also a reader. I love books, I love the stories, the places they can take me, the characters I meet. My favorite authors are Stephen King, Jodi Picoult and David Sedaris. With that being said I haven’t always been impressed with the movies based on the books I love. I am hoping when this class is finished I will have a better grasp and appreciation of the nuance of the film.