The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald | Recreating the Past in a Valley of Ashes | The Cave of Apelles

Carl Korsnes and Jan-Ove Tuv sit down to talk about Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel “The Great Gatsby”.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Making the present eternal
  • Condensed storytelling and sensory descriptions
  • The rich descriptions of Dickens and Fitzgerald
  • Gatsby was a boy who never grew up
  • Valley of ashes, broad hips and timelessness
  • Killing Myrtle and Daisy’s relationship to Gatsby
  • Gatsby’s obsession with recreating the past
  • What is important in a story
  • Gatsby or the modern Sisyphus

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The conversation was filmed and edited by Bork S. Nerdrum.
The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts’ Hope.

Fergus Ryan
Shaun Roberts
Matthias Proy
Viorel Trandafir
Børge Moe
Jon Harald Aspheim
Dean Anthony
Alastair Blain
Anders Berge Christensen
Eivind Josten
Erik Lasky
Fernando Ramirez
Francisco Salvacao
Herman Borge
Hårek Jordal Andreassen
Iver Ukkestad
Jack Entz Warner
Jared Fountain
Marion Bu-Pedersen
Maurice Robbins
Michael Irish
Stacey Evangelista
Tonelise Rugaas
Trym Jordahl
Yngve Hellan

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"