We worry too much about the faithfulness of adaptations. If the folk who made Forbidden Planet (...)

A great movie of The Great Gatsby, argues critic Leon Wieseltier, would “show a dissenting streak of austerity”. He thinks it’s time for a black Gatsby, noting that rapper Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, who produced the film’s soundtrack, might be an inspirational starting point. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Kelly

When I started out in journalism I spent five long years as a reporter in Montgomery County, Maryland, a cosseted suburb of Washington. I(...)