Emily Liddick. Mrs. Campbell. English 2. 23 April 2017.

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Emily Liddick Mrs. Campbell English 2 23 April 2017 Gatsby Analysis Essay Cinematic techniques are methods that authors use to convey specific pieces of information in a narrative. Some examples of this would be the angle shots, flashbacks, themes, symbols, etc. In both the movie and the novel of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays multiple instances of these techniques. This not only enhances the effect that it has on the audience, but it also constructs similarities and differences between both the novel and the movie. For instance, in the novel Tom Buchanan is described as a large hulking man. However, by the angle shots and other filming techniques in the movie, he is only viewed and characterized as an average sized man.…show more content…
Also, in the novel it says, “…according to the rules of behavior associated with amusement parks” (Fitzgerald 45). Nick is describing his first party experience at Gatsby’s house as an amusement park because of all of the people there. This is similar to the movie, because Nick also states how he felt like he was at a carnival form having to be shoulder to shoulder with everyone. Finally, the novel and the movie form a similar theme of Gatsby’s love for Daisy. In the movie, whenever Gatsby would see the green light from the dock, he would have a flashback of him and Daisy before he left for the war. It symbolizes his hopes and dreams to be with her and marry her. This compares to the theme portrayed in the book because it says, “Gatsby believed in the green light…to morrow we will run farther, stretch out our arms farther” (Fitzgerald 149). This quote supports the symbolism of the green light, because it also helps readers understand that when Gatsby even just thought of the green light, he envisioned himself running away with Daisy. Not only are there many similarities between the novel and movie, but there are also multiple differences that are depicted throughout. In the novel The Great Gatsby, there were many literary items that were significantly different than the movie. One example is the breakdown of the characterization of Tom Buchanan. In the novel, it says, “That’s what I get for marrying a brute of a man, a great big hulking physical specimen of a …”
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