And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via cabbycan)

I’m sure F. Scott would have loved this movie. I haven’t read anything about it (I like to go in fresh), but at least the idea of it. Maybe what it takes to be modern is a) the automobile and b) the movie. Until we get past these things, the Lost Generation retains the vital life of the present.