Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cinema Sentinel: The Great Gatsby

I haven't posted a lot of movie trailers I'm excited about, but this summer is chock-full of blockbusters to keep us all busy! We've already kicked off our summer of movies with Iron Man 3 this past weekend at our local AMC Dine-In Theatre. If you haven't experienced AMC's Dine-In theatre then I encourage you to do so. If you have food allergies or you are particular about what you eat, then take a look at their menu before you visit.

Okay back to my movie that I'm excited about watching...The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann style! From Strictly Ballroom, to Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, his films have always made a lasting impression on me and I still enjoy watching them in 2013. As a child, I didn't know Strictly Ballroom was directed by Baz, I just enjoyed the style and characters he so vibrantly created.

I know The Great Gatsby has a different soundtrack than the era it is supposed to be set in but I trust the music director's vision. I can remember listening to Romeo + Juliet soundtrack over and over in  high school on my cheap cd player and then singing at the top of my lungs to "Come What May" from Moulin Rouge! with my thespian friends. Good times of song and dance.

Well, in celebration of this upcoming film, I just wanted to share some 1920s YouTube vids I like and a hotel that I believe is absolutely fitting for this time period. My dear friend Lacy took me along with her to a conference a couple years ago that was held at The Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach. This establishment has been hosting famous guests and presidents since 1926. There are two different structures of the same hotel, one historical and one built in the 70s. Lucky for us, we got to stay in the historical hotel. From the moment we drove up and checked in, I could feel the spirit of the hotel, almost haunting yet quite inviting. Read more about The Cavalier Hotel here.

Anyway, thanks for humoring me and let's get right to the videos:
I know I'm a 1920s girl at heart when I dance. Uninhibited and fun!

(via Aaron1912 on YouTube)

(via maynardcat on YouTube)

Last but not least...The Great Gatsby trailer! Release day May 10, 2013. Be sure to get your tickets boys and gals!

(via TheHollywoodBird on YouTube)

Our 1920s look for a friend's wedding we attended in Temecula. Happy Hump Day!