Analysis Of Baz Lurhmann's Adaptation Of The Great Gatsby

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Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby isn’t a disaster. Every frame is sincere. The sincerity of Lurhmann’s film was achieved by his choice of cast which included, highly praised Leonardo DiCaprio as the enigmatic Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan as Tom and Daisy Buchanan. and the collection of hip-hop, alternative rock, pop, electronica, and jazz that accompanies Baz Luhrmann 's movie. DiCaprio 's portrayal of Gatsby is said to be the movie 's greatest and simplest special effect: an illusion conjured mainly through body language and voice. On page, the character is so mysterious, so much a projection of the book 's narrator, that one would think he would be a difficult role to play but DiCaprio makes him comprehensible and achingly real. DiCaprio 's acting evokes Nick 's description of the human personality as "an unbroken series of successful gestures." Luhrmann cuts some scenes to make it seem as if the character is really omniscient and can see and hear for miles with the ability to read people 's thoughts and feelings. Gatsby 's entrance is delayed for a half-hour and, when the moment comes, there is a smile on DiCaprio 's face which makes it is impossible to look away from him. His charisma has increased as his youthful prettiness has worn and thickened away. He is beautiful, sad, confident and desperate in exactly the way Gatsby should be. DiCaprio captures these moments with a mix of inscrutability and

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