As the twenty-first century rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s twentieth century classic, The Great Gatsby, opened to full houses on May 10, the interwebs exploded with commentary. This week in MediaMonday we’re discussing the adaptation of books to film, using Baz Luhrmann’s take on what many readers consider the Great American Novel. Resource links follow.

Baz Luhrmann, ‘Great Gatsby’ Director, Explains The 3D, The Hip Hop, The Sanitarium And More
By Michael Hogan, The Huffington Post

Shimmying Off the Literary Mantle
By A. O. Scott, The New York Times Movie Review

An Orgiastic Gatsby? Of Course
By Charles McGrath, The New York Times, Summer Movies

The Great Gatsby From Book to Movie: My Top 20 Faithful Things, Part One
By Anne Margaret Daniel, The Huffington Post

A grandiose, colorful, pleasure-drenched night at the movies
By Dana Stevens, Slate

Later this week in #litchat:

WritingWednesday:
10 Things I Learned as a Writer From Fitzgerald’s Gatsby
By Andromeda Romano-Lax, The Huffington Post

Guest Host Friday: 
Priscille Sibley, author of The Promise of Stardust