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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (The Great Gatsby Edition)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (The Great Gatsby Edition)

May 23, 2012 in Arts & Culture, Culture, Latest
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Been on the Internet today? My guess is yes. In that case, you’ve probably seen the trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Oh, you want to see it again? Okay!

Spot the cameo from Meyer Wolfsheim, Gatsby’s seedy Jewish associate? You can’t see his human-molar cufflinks in the clip, but you can read more about the fictional hoodlum and his culinary tastes–and how they, and those of other Jewish characters from fiction, highlighted their otherness.

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  • Allan Pogrund 17:03h, 23 May Reply

    Note that food becomes a motif that is used to denigrate Jews in Gatsby, Ulysses, and the Protocols of Zion (Christian blood in matzo).

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