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Peter Soon and Company Limited
PUBLIC AUCTION SALE AFTER LEVY
Saturday 18th May 2013 at 11.00 a.m
LP #161 Eastern Main Road, Petit Bourg, San Juan
Upon the instructions of Rondon Brown, Licensed Bailiff acting
on behalf of Mr Sooklal Ramroop, Landlord, there will be put up
for sale by public auction on the date and at the place mentioned
above the following goods levied upon for arrears of rent owed
by Cranston Raymond Rollocks, Tenant
One Frigidaire 2-door frost free refrigerator, One GE 5 burner gas
stove, One Samsung flat screen television, One Magnum
microwave, One LG twin tub washing machine, Three 201b gas
tanks, One AIIDA stereo with speakers, One Sony PS3 play sta-
tion, One 7 pc dining room set, One mountain bike, One 3pc liv-
ing room set.
Dated this 8th day of May 2013
Terms of Sale:
1. Cash on the fall of the hammer
2. Goods will be sold "as is, where is"
3. Auctioneer reserves the right to refiuse any bids
4. Goods must be removed immediately after sale upon full
payment of bid
5. Goods will be sold subject to starage and auctioneer's
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CANNES---Like millions of oth-
ers, Leonardo DiCaprio read and
loved The Great Gatsby as a
teenager. But he says he only
recently began to understand it.
The star of Baz Luhrmann s
kaleidoscopic screen adaptation,
said reading F Scott Fitzgerald s
book again, he came to believe that
it was not the tale of tragic
romance he had once believed.
"I remember picking up the
novel as a youth and being enter-
tained by it, fascinated with Gatsby
but not by any stretch of the imag-
ination grasping the profound sort
of existential power that Fitzgerald
has in writing this book," the 38-
year-old DiCaprio told reporters
yesterday at the Cannes Film Fes-
"Ultimately I was fascinated by
Gatsby as a character. I was moved
by him. It no longer became a love
story to me. It became a tragedy
of this new American, this man
in a new world where everything
is possible, and at a time of great
opulence in the 1920s.
"He was trying to become a
great Rockefeller, a great American,
and somewhere along the way has
lost a sense of who he was."
In the movie, DiCaprio glows
with health, bursts with brio---and
wears immaculate linen suits---as
Gatsby, a self-made man of mys-
tery whose Long Island mansion
becomes the epicentre of impos-
sibly glittering parties while he
nurses a private romantic yearn-
DiCaprio s the one thing in the
film most critics have been enthu-
siastic about, and he gave Cannes
opening day a big dose of star
power as he posed for photos with
fellow cast members including
Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan
and Joel Edgerton.
DiCaprio---who first worked
with the director on the 1996 film
Romeo and Juliet---said Luhrmann
brought out the best in his cast.
"He inspires you every day in
the workplace to not only do your
best, but dream big," DiCaprio said.
"You cannot get in a room with
this man and not feel inspired, not
feel nostalgic, not feel like you re
part of something special.
"He brings that out in everybody
he works with, and it s infectious.
"He s also not afraid to take on
incredibly classic stories that are
embedded in our culture and that
are incredibly risky to do."
The risk of adapting a much-
loved work is evident in the movie s
muted reception from journalists
in Cannes, and the mixed reviews
it has received in the US, where it
opened last week.
But it is a box-office hit, and
cast and director all expressed pride
in being faithful to the spirit of
Fitzgerald s 1925 novel---despite the
anachronistic soundtrack that fea-
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, from left, production designer Catherine Martin, director Baz Luhrmann, actors Amitabh Bachchan, Elizabeth
Debicki, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fischer walk the red carpet for the opening ceremony and the screening of The Great Gatsby at the 66th
international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, yesterday.
tures Jay-Z putting a hip-hop spin on
Jazz Age sounds.
"Leonardo used to drive me crazy---
but in a good way---because he would
say, are we honoring that book? "
Luhrmann said. "And that was our sin-
Luhrmann is a Cannes darling---his
first feature, Strictly Ballroom, played
here in 1992 and Moulin Rouge opened
the festival a decade later.
He said he was delighted to bring
Gatsby to the French Riviera, where
Fitzgerald and his wife and Zelda lived
"a youthquake" of glamor and deca-
dence much like the one the writer
captured in his novel.
"He wrote it 20 miles up the road
here," Luhrmann said, "while his wife
was having an affair on the beach just
down there ... and there was a French
airman buzzing their house, who she
was having the affair with.
"The thing I think about that is, how
much of that pain and beauty went
into the writing." (AP)
DiCaprio's Gatsby brings 1920s glamour to Cannes
Jury president Steven Spielberg poses for
photographers during a photo call for the jury at the
66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern
France, yesterday. AP PHOTOS
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