Forget the movies, don’t think about the characters, or even the story. Just enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mastery of the scene in The Great Gatsby. You don’t just see it, you hear it and feel it.
“The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house. I must have stood for a few moments listening to the whip and snap of curtains and the groan of a picture on the wall. Then there was a boom as Tom Buchanan shut the rear windows and the caught wind died out about the room, and the curtains and the rugs and two young women ballooned slowly to the floor.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby