Inspiration works in funny ways. Sometimes I could be dying to find any form of inspiration and other times it could just be coming from all sorts of places. At the moment I am inspired by everything materialistic! It seems that today's society is too!
After reading The Great Gatsby some months ago, in anticipation for the new movie directed by Baz Luhrmann, I realised just how obsessed the modern world is with materialistic things. Lurhmann explains the relativity of the story behind The Great Gatsby quite easily:
"...no question that this book is achingly pointed at where we’re standing now. Where you see [many of the characters] you see prohibition and sudden new money. Where you see jazz you see hip hop. Most importantly, you see a blurring of the lines of morality on Wall Street. What is Gatsby? What is a gangster? Who’s good? Who’s bad? Once you realise that everyone’s living a little bit of a lie then everyone finds it easier to live a very big lie. And where does the lie start and where does the lie end? That’s really the very essence of it." (Luhrmann, 2013).
Researching ideas surrounding materialism is rather fun; you'd be surprised how many movies are out there that are inspired by societies drive to achieve a materialistic status.
I cannot wait until Sophia Coppola's The Bling Ring is open at my local cinema.