inkpop Fundamentals: November 18, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on November 18, 2010
★ ‘The Great Gatsby’ cast announced! Since its publication in April of 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has been hailed as a brilliant piece of literature that has captured the hearts of generations; thus, it should come as no surprise that the film adaptation currently being put together by Baz Luhrmann – whom directed Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet – would garner interest from countless Hollywood heavy-hitters. Though Leonardo DiCaprio was already said to be taking up the role of Jay Gatsby; only a few days ago did Carey Mulligan learn that she would be playing the prized Daisy Buchanan – beating out actresses such as Amanda Seyfried, Blake Lively, and Michelle Williams. The film will begin production in mid-2011. MediaBistro.
★ Product placement…in books? TV shows such as Days of Our Lives have begun adding product placement to their scripts to earn extra advertising dollars; and while it may have been jokingly mentioned earlier in the year – it’s possible that, to keep the book business booming, these very same types of advertising methods may soon be incorporated into your favorite pieces of literature. Said The Wall Street Journal in early 2010…“With e-reader prices dropping like a stone and major tech players jumping into the book retail business, what room is left for publishers’ profits? The surprising answer: ads. They’re coming soon to a book near you.” GalleyCat.
★ MTV releases teaser trailer for ‘Teen Wolf’ It may share the same name as the 1985 teen hit starring Michael J. Fox; but after MTV released the teaser trailer for its upcoming new series, critics and viewers alike have made the proclamation that the show is more Twilight than Teen Wolf. Replacing the humor of the original with drama-infused teen angst; the show centers around Scott McCall (played by Tyler Posey), a high school student who is bitten by a werewolf, and suddenly finds himself the prisoner of a gift he doesn’t want – werewolf transformation. Movieline.
Over to you…are you excited to see The Great Gatsby on the big screen? Do you think that the actor/actress selections for the film are good ones – why or why not? Who would you have loved to see take on the role of Jay and Daisy Buchanan? What do you think of product placement in books? Do you feel that product placement in books would make you more likely to purchase something or not? What are your thoughts on the new Teen Wolf? Do you think there are similarities between Teen Wolf and Twilight? Even more…will you be watching Teen Wolf when it premieres?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)