The tale of the Jay Gatsby is not only written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the novel, The Great Gatsby, but also directed and produced into a movie by Baz Luhrmann. Although thematically similar and entertaining, Luhrmann’s adaptation can hardly compare to the intricate and enchanting words written by Fitzgerald. Many differences fall alongside the similarities when comparing the novel and the 2013 movie of, The Great Gatsby, including characteristics of the narrator, relationships and Gatsby’s death.
In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby to share his opinion of the American dream; similarly, Baz Luhrmann--along with his cast and crew--created their own adaptation of the book. Comparatively, the book is better than the movie. The movie lacks in the portrayal of certain characters, but exemplifies the settings, and themes of the original source material.
There are many differences to be discovered between Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, written in 1925, and the movie directed by Baz Luhrmann in 2013. Clearly, as time drastically changed between the two, it is easy to assume that some aspects of the story have as well. Scott Fitzgerald and Baz Luhrmann both captured the essence of the world in the 1920’s in different ways. These differences can be seen throughout the characters and themes of the story.
When comparing the the film and book of The Great Gatsby there are many things that are similar and different. When Fitzgerald uses imagery in his piece it adds emotion and symbolism to his piece. When Luhrmann matches his imagery in the film, it makes the film almost artistic. Luhrmann interprets the characters differently as well. He doesn't make Nick as questionable, and Daisy as flamboyant. There are many good changes in the movie that added another layer than the
“The Great Gatsby” movie is based on a well-known book by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, a well-known author that wrote American fiction. Maurer wrote that F. Scott Fitzgerald was known for his imagistic and wonderful composition. He could analyze the inclination of his era during a politically complex time of American History (Maurer, 2016). There have been a number of reincarnations of “The Great Gatsby” in cinematography. Baz Lurhmann, a popular director of all times recreated the movie and took the story to a whole new level. Baz Lurhmann has adapted the story and fit his visual style of production similar to other recognisable Lurhmann films such as Moulin Rouge and Romeo and Juliet but he manages to preserve the core story.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Gatsby is a man who can be compared to Holden Caulfield from J.D Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. Jay Gatsby and Holden Caulfield are both caught up in their unattainable dreams and first love and as a result struggle with an obsession of their past.
It can be seen that "The Great Gatsby," by Scott Fitzgerald is one the greatest novels of all time. Its method to depict The American Dream has been attempted to be matched an uncountable amount of times. Other aspects used in "The Great Gatsby," by Scott Fitzgerald, have also been employed in many forms of media such as novel and movies. One that has done particularly well to employ them is the 1999 motion picture "The Talented Mr. Ripley," directed by Anthony Minghella. Similarities in both the book "The Great Gatsby," by Scott Fitzgerald and the motion picture "The Talented Mr. Ripley," directed by Anthony Minghella are so clear it can not be overlooked such as; the context and setting, the
The 2013 drama/romance movie, The Great Gatsby, is the second movie adaption made based off the novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. Co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, this film received both glory and criticism upon its release. The Great Gatsby is well known for its “Gatsby era” as well as the love encircled between money and power. Without the glitz and glam of this story in conjunction with the forever love Jay Gatsby, a millionaire known for his magnificent parties, holds for Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby would not be as acclaimed of a story. Baz Luhrmann makes sure to emphasize these characteristics throughout the film through his use of symbolism, irony, and imagery.
The film The Great Gatsby (2013) incorporates brilliant mise-en-scene and the costume design is reminiscent of the 1920’s. The set design is consistent in the creation of the film’s atmosphere depicting a post WWI super wealthy in the “Jazz Age”. For example, the party scenes depict flappers and significantly wealthy characters, which pursue a superficial “American Dream”. As for Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), he obsesses his love for Daisy (Carey Mulligan) in his own illusory unreality. Additionally, the film depicts the 1920’s artistic styles in the Art Deco era. For example, the party scenes clearly have an Art Deco style and fair in décor, costumes, and diegetic music that creates the 20’s era mood in the atmosphere which accompanies the
The 2013 movie adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby” certainly steps out of the cozy boundaries of the novella of less than two hundred pages by F. Scott Fitzegerald with its gaudy attitude and fast-paced scenes that at the same time is quite picturesque and full of details reproduced to match the prose that has been written. Some lovers of the classic might be horrified at the big top-esque film that Baz Luhrmann has made it into, for this director is no stranger to flashiness and taking risks, as shown in his past films “Moulin Rouge!” and “Romeo + Juliet”; and the same desire in the both of them is still present in his installment of “Gatsby”: the want to capture the contemporary audience, even if it
The novel The Great Gatsby and the film Chicago have many differences and similarities. The Great Gatsby is based on a man named Jay Gatsby. The novel is told by a once neighbor named Nick Carraway. The film Chicago is movie filled with music and color. Roxie Hart who was charged with murder is thrown in jail. She hires Billy Flynn as her lawyer who is also Velma Kelly’s lawyer who was also charged with murder for killing her husband. In both the film and novel the women stand out. Whether it be Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago or Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker in
I: All throughout grade school and even high school, my teachers, parents, and even friends told me not to take the easy way out when it comes to books. Always read the book before the movie. I usually took the easy way out, watched the movie, and then skim the book. After doing this project I see what everyone was talking about. The book is much better than the movie, it gives you more of a sense of what is going on, a greater sense of when the story takes place, and it gives the characters more definition.
The Great Gatsby is a novel which critically discusses the ideals of the American Dream and recapturing the past. In the film adaptation, producer Jack Clayton stays very closely to the plot and even quotes the novel verbatim but fails to capture the essence of the themes portrayed in the novel. The text did not translate well into film; some facts are distorted, the depiction of the characters are different, the general ambience of certain settings do not match, and the movie is weighted towards the beginning of the book, with half of the movie based closely on the first two chapters of the book.
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The soundtrack made the film The Great Gatsby such a huge success. The artists were specially chosen by the producer Anton Monsted to compliment the novel. The artists integrated the intense emotional feelings described in the book as well as direct quotations into their songs. This helps the music better fit the novel. It also blends genres such as today's hip hop and 1920’s Jazz in an incredible way. The soundtrack was beautiful and flattered the movie while incorporating the books themes and imagery. Interviews were later given to discuss the filmmaking and production of the soundtrack, which gave background to the reasoning behind the music. Along with this were critical reviews as well.