The Great Gatsby

I regret I never got around watching Baz Luhrmann's glorious 3D production of it on the big screen.

Roger Ebert (peace on his soul) never got to see it either (for good reasons - and, admittedly, his excuse is better than mine), but commenting on an earlier 1974 production of The Great Gatsby (starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow), Ebert had this to say of the message of the novel, as he understood it:

Chris Hedges, here, in a recent article, expounds on this at much greater length.

They say the habit doesn't make the nun

I beg to disagree.

I don't know, if push came to shove, I'd say that it is a fifty-fifty proposition.

Like, say:

   - 50% apparel:

   - And 50% attitude:


Or should that be:

   ...10% apparel...

   ...and 90% attitude?

I could be wrong.