Work on the artcle in your textbook : New Bridges 1ère.

    The Cannes Film Festival  : click below for the English version!

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    The Great Gatsby

    here : more about The Great Gatsby in Cannes

     Trailer here :

     Click on the cover to learn about the novel : Great resources!

    209805_2.jpgRead the press kit about adapting the novel for the screen.

    watch  60second Recap :  several recaps about the novel



    Click here to read the novel : The Great Gatsby

    The great gatsby : symbols and motifs : here

    Unforgettable Robert Rredford and Mia Ffarrow in The Great gatsby (1974) : watch trailer and even CLIPS !


    One I really love  : Rich girls don't marry poor boys


    Here is the passage from the novel; The story isn't told by Daisy to Jay, but Jordan, one of Daisy's friends,  tells it to the narrator. Compare with the clip!

    here : End of chapter 4

    The closing lines  of  F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel  :

    On the last night, with my trunk packed and my car sold to the grocer, I went over and looked at that huge incoherent failure of a house once more. On the white steps an obscene word, scrawled by some boy with a piece of brick, stood out clearly in the moonlight, and I erased it, drawing my shoe raspingly along the stone. Then I wandered down to the beach and sprawled out on the sand.

    Most of the big shore places were closed now and there were hardly any lights except the shadowy, moving glow of a ferryboat across the Sound. And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes — a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.

    And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.

    Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning ——

    So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

    The  last page of  Gatsby in Scott Fitzgerald's handwriting


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    Bill Nack reciting the closing lines of the novel , some of the finest lines in American literature


    An iconic painting of the 1920's by Gerald Murphy, who was a good friend of F.Scott Fitzgerald's.

    Cocktail by Gerald Murphy (1926) ( one of Fitzgerald's friends)

    Listen to a comment

    Listen !

    East Egg vs West Egg

    East Egg vsWest Egg

    The New Yorker about the film

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in Baz Luhrmann

    The Paris Review, another article


    The Guardian home







    On PBS

    JAZZ Kids

    5th grade students tell you about the Roaring Twenties!

    BrainPOP _ Roaring '20s

    Play the game !

    You will be a man or a woman living in the roaring Twenties : see if you can survive !


    Self-Portrait with Rita (detail), 1922. Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1899–1975). Oil on canvas; 124.5 x 100 cm. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Mooney.

    Painting by Gerald Murphy : Gerald Murphy and his wife Sarah.


    sur le site de Michelle Henry, Rescol 2 : a guide to the Roaring 20's


    Mais il y a encore plus sur cette époque sur sa page PROHIBITION ! With great webquests


    The new York Times offers lesson plans  and activities for students


    Here is the updated version I had not seen !




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