The Film Of The Same Title By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1644 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
Great Gatsby is a romantic drama conveyed from Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the novel of the same title by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A film of grandeur, fantasy, and sorrow brings alive the story of Nick Caraway’s fateful 1920s summer with the rich and fabulous set in a fictional Long island town. The story is delivered as a flashback from Caraway in a hospital, writing from his memory after an unspecified time after the events occurred. Great Gatsby has been a story popular with mass audiences for many decades and this film delivers on the basis of the classic American novel. Within Great Gatsby Luhrmann strives to entertain with cinematic styles that includes strategic shots, elaborate sets, and pairs everything up with flamboyant costumes to showcase the antirealism of early 1920s affluence. I plan to analyze the strategic execution of Baz Luhrmann’s recreation of Great Gatsby and his decision to stay safe with a precise visual representation of the novel.
Baz Luhrmann has previously worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo and Juliet (1996). Since he was already familiar with DiCaprio’s strong suits, this helped the overall performance of Jay Gatsby and placed him as the star of the movie. Subsequently, it is obvious that Leonardo DiCaprio prepared painstakingly for this role to perform as the wonderful Jay Gatsby. As the star of the film; Jay Gatsby takes thirty minutes to finally be revealed, adding to the mysterious allure of his character. Even when he does appear, his…
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