I want to start a new feature (preferably on Fridays, but I’m running behind this week) that offers some great links and events from around the internet over the past week.
I saw The Great Gatsby this week. I’ve always been a fan of the book and (though, apparently this is an unpopular opinion) I absolutely loved the movie. I thought it captured the mood of the book perfectly; the chaos and craziness of the first half and the despair of the second half. I didn’t even hate the interludes of Toby Maguire narrating and the random typing on screen and crazy editing. I didn’t love them, but there was no violent reaction.
With that being said, this video is the most brilliant thing I’ve seen in weeks (*snort* The Great Catsby *snort*):
Also happening this week was the series finale of The Office. I’ve been a bad viewer over the last few years; catching up late, watching on Netflix, etc. However, I’ve seen all of the episodes leading up to the end. They haven’t all been amazing (Ooooooh Andy), but the show has been brilliant and I had some tears (okay LOTS of tears) in my eyes as I bid some of my favorite characters adieu.
For those of you who are fans of Lauren Oliver’s Deliria and the idea of the TV show, sadly, Fox has put the kibosh on the expected TV pilot (sadday). Some proactive folks have put together a Save Deliria Petition, if you’d like to lend your voice to this movement.
On a more personal front, I got to watch from the sideline (and my Twitter and Facebook feeds) as Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, and Nathan Fillion invaded Seattle. My sister *shakes fist* got to go to the SIFF premier of Much Ado About Nothing (There was so much crying this week!) and see them all in action. Learn more HERE.
I’m still recuperating from this one folks.
On the book front, here are some things to make you laugh: