F. Scott Fitzgerald had much in common with “The Great Gatsby” narrator Nick Carraway. He had many famous and well-to-do friends who invited him in to their inner circle to share the decadence of their lifestyle in the 1920s. Fitzgerald’s young artist, writer and multi-talented friends inspired his classic novel about one of America’s most indulgent periods.
Today, we can find intriguing parallels between Fitzgerald’s iconic characters and the actors who portray them in the 2013 film directed by Baz Luhrmann. Living in Gatsby’s world may be an enviable fantasy, but at least we don’t have to pay as much for electricity!