Compare And Contrast The Great Gatsby Vs Chicago

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Many of us have seen the movies The Great Gatsby and Chicago. Both movies are really entertaining, are excellent adaptations of previous productions, and they both provide superlative acting and drama, but when it comes to the value of both movies, Chicago takes the cake. Criterion #1: The use of music helps illustrate the time period and the mood, which makes these movies more impactful. The Great Gatsby (2013) This movie is based in the twenties, also known as the jazz age. F. Scott Fitzgerald stated that this time period "was an age of miracles, it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, and it was an age of satire." (Fitzgerald) This movie does an excellent job of portraying each of these things. Chicago (2002) This movie is also based in the twenties. As each song is sung, the mood is altered or enhanced. For example, the "Cell Block Tango" sets a mood of revenge as each woman in the prison sings about how they committed their crimes and explaining that they don't feel that they should be on death row for their crimes. During the song, it is easy to understand that each woman craves revenge on those that helped put them in prison. …show more content…

The Great Gatsby (2013) This movie does an excellent job at adapting the original characters from the book, and symbols used in the book. For example, the characters of Nick Carraway, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby are very similar to the characters portrayed in the book, and the green light that portrays the hope that Gatsby has as he tries to pursue a relationship with Daisy Buchanan is also kept the same. Chicago

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