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.
When he walks in, there’s an overwhelming brightness in the church, symbolising his escape from the darkness and finding his light. Hundreds of lit candles surround Juliet, showing her innocence and bright spirit. When the scene closes, the candles come together as an overhead shot is used and makes them seem like stars around Romeo and Juliet. In the Great Gatsby the lights in the mansion are not all on, only a few are left on to signify the death of Gatsby and the light of his life diminishing. The ocean is brighter and has lighter cast on it than the mansion.
A man’s assiduous rise into money to get the love of his life back. Life abruptly cut short. This is what most readers and movie-goers glean from every iteration of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Both movie adaptations of the novel, Jack Clayton’s interpretation and Baz Luhrmann’s iteration, captures the overall plot, but certain nuances and particular instances of artistry that Fitzgerald wove into his work are lost in translation. Clayton does a much better job at authentically presenting the setting, characters and overall atmosphere that Fitzgerald had intended within the novel.
Drinking. These are all aspects of the lives of all the characters in 1920’s New York City. Yet, all of this is not always the case for the lives of Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom. In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, regret leads to rash decisions as shown through Gatsby’s feud with Tom, Daisy’s relationship with Gatsby, and the climax of the novel. The feud that Gatsby has with Tom throughout the entire novel shows that regret can lead to one making rash decisions.
In The Great Gatsby, the main character Jay Gatsby, struggles to reach the green light. The novel describes how his love for Daisy never dies, and is willing to do anything to bring her back into his life. His only dream and hope in life is to be with Daisy. The resemblance of the green light and the horizon, reinforces the idea that people continue to strive for a better opportunity, no matter the circumstances underlying. In the first novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the main character Janie has always had a dream to have freedom from the beginning, even though she grows up learning that she needs to have a man to depend on.
There were several camera angles used by Riefenstahl such as wide angle, close up and low angle. The camera was looking upward mostly when Hitler was speaking to indicate that he is superior, and this unintentionally forces people to look up at him. To show that everyone is equally important Riefenstahl resorted to close ups on people's faces. When she shoots scenes of young children, it was to give a sense of a bright future and of old soldiers to give a sense of safety. Finally, the use of the wide-angle view filmed a huge number of Germans of different backgrounds to show that Germans of all ages, color and gender were present to support Hitler.
The films “The Great Gatsby” as well as “Midnight in Paris” were directed to portray the vibe the directors wanted to carry all throughout the films with characters and music, taking inspiration from the novel “The great Gatsby”. The “midnight in Paris” took inspiration from the great Gatsby to help bring the film alive as well as the characters, which were involved, in it. Both films as well as the novel portrayed a loving couple that did anything to be together but at the end of the day, not all the trouble the characters went through to be together was enough. One of the major conflicts that the films seemed to have were that the main characters always living in the past instead of living in the present, which was their mistake. Living in the past was a huge mistake that the character has seemed in encounter, in their head they always thought of what it could have been and what it would have been, which brought many problems on the way.
Examples of this are Gatsby’s increased love and hope for Daisy and the powerful conflict between Gatsby and Tom. The brisk autumn weather foreshadows the tragic deaths of Gatsby and Mr. Wilson. It offers a symbolization of Gatsby’s dying hope for Daisy. However, his refusal to believe that she is really gone is demonstrated when he goes swimming in the cold weather. His life ends with a beautiful death because he is peaceful rather than heartbroken.
In my revision of both Allen’s and Lurhmann’s interpretation of the original novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ I will make the connections of both characters and themes and show the effectiveness of the films as representations of Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’. Luhrmann’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ capture of Gil and Inez’s relationship compare greatly to the relationship of both Daisy and Tom but within their relationship there is deeper meaning of what Fitzgerald tried to accomplish. In ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Midnight in Paris’ it’s all about ‘The Golden Age’ and attempting to live in the past. In the movie Gil said, “That 's what the present is. It’s a little unsatisfying because life is unsatisfying”.
Although the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald emphasizes the parties and prosperity of the American 1920's, it reveals many major characters meeting tragic ends. The characters who meet these ends - Jay Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson, and George Wilson - possess the same tragic characteristic: they endeavor for something more out of their lives than what they have. This ambition for what they could not have ultimately spelled their doom: Gatsby wanted money and Daisy; Myrtle wanted wealth and luxury, and sought it from Tom Buchanan; Wilson earned what he could only to please Myrtle. The Great Gatsby reveals a tragic nature through the trials and tribulations these characters endure to progress and prosper, only to receive death for their ambition. The exciting and wild time period of the "Roaring Twenties" provides a stark contrast to the deaths in order to further highlight the tragic nature of the novel, and leaves a theme that even those with the most hope and strong ambitions can fail and die miserably, no matter how much money they have.