Summer can sometimes feel like torture, especially if you find yourself with nothing to do. It is during these times that watching an entertaining movie can bring your dull and boring day to one that is filled with excitement and exuberance. To enlighten your day, two movies you should watch over the summer are The Great Gatsby and Frozen. If you like movies that are action packed, filled with drama, and involve classy parties, then The Great Gatsby is a perfect movie for you. Leonardo Dicaprio is the star of the film, and with him, the movie can be a huge hit or a huge miss; thankfully, this one was a huge hit. If you are a book lover, this movie would be considered rotten tomatoes for you because the underlying theme and character based on the book, The Great Gatsby, is not clearly addressed in the movie, though the plot of the movie is fairly on board with the plot of the book. This is the only minor flaw with this film, but as I always say why read books when you can watch films. Once you get past the movie’s openings, filled with visual awe, you can really settle down into the film’s dark second half, which is filled with symbolism. Leonardo Dicaprio is the film’s greatest special effect because his mysterious looks, and body language bring a sense of enthusiasm and appeal upon the film. His mischievous eyes describe how he is not the man he wishes to be, and the man the others expect him to be. The Great Gatsby is currently not playing in theaters, but was
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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.
The Great Gatsby is based upon wealth in the “Roaring 20’s”. The novel itself contains not a single dull moment of the narrators experience in the East, as it reflects people’s aspirations corrupted by greed and money. In addition, the romance between characters can help relate the readers to the novel. The film does a great job capturing almost all the aspects of the novel; through colors and themes. It gives the viewer a clear understanding of how shallow characters get mixed up into complex
“What is better, the book or movie?” a commonly asked question by many individuals who are curious to know one’s opinion on a novel or film he/she is interested in. The book is usually always better than the movie because the book is more detailed, one gets to know the characters better, and it allows one to be more creative and have his/her own interpretation on what is occurring. In this case, The Great Gatsby is a remarkable 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which was made into various movie adaptions in 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000 and 2013. Each version takes place in drastically different periods, so each type has its own take on the film, also depending on the director’s vision. This goes to show that the cinema has been trying periodically to recreate F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, but the attempts of the movies have mostly failed. In particular, the 1974 film decreases its effectiveness in representing the message that Fitzgerald was attempting to demonstrate in the book, which contributes to the book being significantly better than the film for various reasons.
Movie adaptations are widely produced in our modern cinematic world. Many book lovers criticize movie adaptations, proclaiming that it kills the spirit of the story, misses out on critical key themes, and eliminates the reader's and viewer’s imagination. The Great Gatsby movie, directed by Baz Luhrmann and released on May 1st, 2013, is a film adaptation of the book The Great Gatsby, written in 1922 by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The time lag between the movie and the book made some things unacceptable in our society. These changing societal proprietorship motivated Baz Luhrmann to alter the movie to be more suitable for current viewers. Consequently, there are many differences to be found between the book and the movie adaptation, which ultimately led to Luhrmann's movie being critiqued many times by the book’s fans, saying it was nothing like the actual book. Despite the fact that the movie adaptation of the Great Gatsby book follows the overall plot, it fails to show the racism, sexism, and abuse some of the characters withhold. The movie also fails to show the significance of the American dream, the condemnation of the lifestyle of the very rich, and it also annihilates reader’s imagination.
All too often the film industry takes a book and changes it for movie purposes. The resulting film, no matter how good or bad it may be as a stand alone, is inevitably criticized with those all too familiar words “The book was better.” However, The Great Gatsby has found itself within a group of the select few book based movies that has very few changes from the book at all. In fact, most of the lines the actors used were straight quotes from the book. A good majority of the characters, settings, words, and events in both the film and the book are identical,but not perfectly so. There are still a few things that must be changed either due to translation from page to screen or due to stylistic choice by the director.
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.
Romance, love, and destiny. Connections are formed like bridges built of various things; love, trust, money, fate. Some bridges are stronger than others and some bridges connect people who perhaps shouldn’t be connected. The movie “The Great Gatsby” better expresses the romantic relationships and connections between characters. Between Tom and Daisy, whose relationship may have more to do with survival than love, with Myrtle and Tom, the bridge between them connecting two souls searching for something more in life. And then there are bridges like the one between Jordan and Nick, filled with lies and a bridge not often travelled, and if you’re lucky you come across a bridge like Gatsby and Daisy's, which is made of love but filled with obstacles. These bridges play a key part in the story and the movie most definitely does a better job at expressing these connections between characters.
This assignment, I was instructed to choose an American film within the past five years and write a film review about it. One thing I love about America, are its astonishing and inspiring films and story’s. Specifically, my favorite is The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrmann released May first 2013. This film takes place in New York, 1922. Nick Carraway a bond-seller is depressed and suffers from alcoholism, his doctor pursues him to write an account of what put him in this state. Roughly seven years in the past, Carraway comes to New York in search of the American Dream and ends up living next door to the millionaire Jay Gatsby and across the bay from his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom Buchanan. After being invited to Gatsby’s amazing and mind blowing party’s he accepts Gatsby’s influence of becoming wealthy and successful. Moments later, Gatsby asks Carraway to invite his cousin Daisy over for tea with Gatsby. What Carraway does not know is that Daisy was one of Gatsby’s true love before he left for war. Throughout the story, Carraway learns more and more about the mysterious Mr. Gatsby. Throughout the story, tragedy’s, lies and love interferes with every character.
The film representations of the scenes from The Great Gatsby and Midnight in Paris of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, have similar scenes, which represent the 1920’s where many people are caught up living in the past and the “Golden Age.” The scenes within the film, The Great Gatsby, represent the book well, but there are some scenes that were removed from the film that represent specific scenes from the novel perfectly. As for Midnight in Paris, the scenes represent the themes from Fitzgerald’s novel with the lighting, music, and characters. In the film Midnight in Paris Gil tries to steal Inez’s pair of earrings so he can give it to Adriana.
“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.
Do I think the Gatsby movie was “lacking something”, no I do not. The movie, in my opinion was very well done. The casting of most of the characters was exceptional. However, I didn't so much like the actress that played Daisy in the movie. After reading the book I had a very different depiction of her. Also, the movie had a very controversial part, the music. Many will say that it's too contemporary or that it does not match the author's characters, but actually I thought it gave the movie a little more life, something the book was unable to do. Being a boomlet, the movie was way more interesting, exciting ,and was able to keep my attention more than the book did. The book seemed to drag scenes on or slow moving, but the movie was upbeat and
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.
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.
Great things that make a book great are subtle and complicated. Perhaps some of them are indefinable. But we can at least touch on some of the basic elements that make the Great Gatsby what it is and on some of his meanings it has for perceptive readers. One can read the Great Gatsby easily and enjoyably without careful analysis. His essential story seems simple enough.
The acting in the movie was outstanding all the actors did a great job portraying the characters you would imagine in the 1920’s. The costumes and make up gave the film a real 1920’s look it was like watching an old film from that time only in color and a lot clearer. One thing I found ironic was the music Craig Armstrong (music director) used in the movie. There were two songs that stuck out the first was the song they played during Gatsby’s first party. It is called a Little Party Never Killed Nobody, and this is how everyone felt in the 1920’s or in other words it was the persona that was expressed. The second song was 100$ Bill, this song was playing in the speakeasy when Gatsby