Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Film Clip - Summer Solstice

Happy summer!  If you are a parent of a young child, you may remember the Little Bear episode in which the characters  plan a Summer Solstice Party.  If you love literature, you may remember that in The Great Gatsby, Daisy looks forward to the longest day of the year.  Although I have always loved the book, (I just reread it yet again) I think the longest-day-of-the-year scene is one of the most irritating scenes in the 1974 version of the film.  I don't know why, but it is like nails on a chalkboard to me.  (Which probably means the scene is well-acted/well-directed.  Both Daisy and Tom seem too rich, too spoiled, too whiny to be remotely likeable.)  Watch it below and decide for yourself:

Happy summer reading,
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