The Great Gatsby Movie Analysis

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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…show more content…
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 delight. There were two scenes in the movie that were done well. First, when Gatsby flees the cottage before meeting Daisy, hides in the rain, and then walks back in dripping wet. He’s not a class act but a klutz, not an aristocrat in linen but a little boy with a crush. Two, Gatsby confronts Daisy’s husband and his “gangster ID” takes over. Gatsby rolls with Tom Buchanan’s verbal punches and then explodes with fury, a terrifying moment that leaves the audience as breathless as the characters. These are scenes where Luhrmann has expanded upon the text in partnership with DiCaprio 's instincts as an actor. Here the innovation works and it works because it feels spontaneous, it feels real. When Gatsby 's deceptions are revealed and his illusions shattered,

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