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Gatsby without Fitzgerald

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HC, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Great rant by Ebert on the dumbing down of a classic work of literature:

  2. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Hilarious. Even if the "dumbed-down" version was for English as a Second Language folks, maybe they should be reading something else rather than a simplistic version of a classic.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Publisher should be shot.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    This is terrible and sickening, but if there is a market for taking well-written works, dumbing them down and destroying their beauty and meaning, I've got plenty of experience as an editor.

    Where do I sign up?
  5. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Wait ... isn't that Hollywood's job?
  6. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    "The Not-Too-Shabby Gatsby."
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Classic comics?
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The Grape Gatsby?

  9. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    Moby Dick-->Moby Grape-->The Grape Gatsby-->The Great Gatsby
  10. Mark McGwire

    Mark McGwire Member

    It don't matter that some fool say he different.
  11. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    His evisceration of that author was so thorough you would have thought Ryan Dunn wrote it.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I volunteer to do the version that takes The Great Gatsby from 180 pages to 540 pages.
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