The Frog. In the Pool.

by wjw on January 4, 2021

The copyright of The Great Gatsby expired on the first of the year, so now it (and other classic works) have entered public domain.  Go forth and make your revisionist art, creators!  The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg are upon you!

But what no one expected was a groundswell of fans demanding a new Gatsby film starring the Muppets.  The narrator Nick Carraway, according to some, would be the only human actor in the movie.

Well, it couldn’t be worse than all the other film adaptations of the book, right?  And Miss Piggy would be very good, possibly even ideal, as Daisy Buchanan.

The only problem would be the ending, where Gatsby is shot dead in his swimming pool.  Not exactly the uplifting ending one would expect in a Disney property.

Yet if anyone were to survive a tragic accident in a swimming pool, it would be a frog, wouldn’t it?

Now who would direct?

mearsk January 4, 2021 at 1:27 pm
Harry_the_Horrible January 4, 2021 at 1:47 pm

As long as it isn’t Kathleen Kennedy.

That said, what is the big deal? They gave The Little Mermaid a happy ending and ditto for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Why couldn’t the Mouse contrive a happy ending for The Great Gatsby?

I just hope they find a good role for my hero, Sam the Eagle!

Lawrence M. Schoen January 7, 2021 at 8:02 am

“Go forth and make your revisionist art, creators!”

You know, you have not read Fitzgerald until you’ve read him in the original Klingon..

Robert Sulentic January 7, 2021 at 9:02 am

I’d like to see what Terence Malick would do with it.

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