Compare And Contrast The Great Gatsby Movie And Movie

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The novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the film The Great Gatsby, directed by Jack Clayton in 1974, are two classic creations of the same tale. Both stories occur during the Roaring 20’s when the economy was booming, and money was flowing. “F. Scott Fitzgerald 's novel, The Great Gatsby, follows Jay Gatsby, a man who orders his life around one desire: to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier. Gatsby 's quest leads him from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death,” (Maurer, Cliffnotes, 2018, para. 1). The movie opens with Nick Carraway boating up to his cousin Daisy’s house. The film progresses in the same order as the movie. Both the film and the book of The Great Gatsby share similarities, but also hold their differences. As an example, their plot can be compared and contrasted.…show more content…
For example, both productions have a beginning scene depicting a porch gathering between Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, and her husband Tom Buchanan. “Slenderly, languidly, their hands set lightly on their hips, the two young women preceded us out onto a rosy-colored porch…” (Fitzgerald, 1925, p. 11). One difference in the plot is the first party scene at Jay Gatsby’s house. “For a moment he looked at me as if he failed to understand. “I’m Gatsby,” he said suddenly. “What!” I exclaimed. “Oh, I beg your pardon.”,” (Fitzgerald, 1925, p. 48). In the film, Nick is invited up to Gatsby’s office during the party, but in the movie, he starts a conversation with Gatsby, without realizing who he is at first. These works can also be compared to their vocabulary and
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