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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 TheGreat 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: