112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Spectacles, Spectacle, and Specters: A Gatsby for the 21st Century

Christine Danelski, California State University, Los Angeles

Baz Luhrman’s version of Fitzgerald’s text, The Great Gatsby, offers a 21st century version which exuberantly glorfies this excess even while decries it.  The specters of class and privilege extant in Fitzgerald’s 1925 text are reinscribed in Luhrman’s film both within the narrative and in its means of production.

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