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
An exceedingly representative character in Midnight in Paris is Gil, in quoting the moderns. In one scene he says “You can fool me but you can’t fool Hemingway”, to his judgmental wife. This a quote pulled straight from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, Wilson says “you can fool me but you can’t fool God”, and replacing God with Hemingway puts you in the correct setting of the movie. Another character that references The Great Gatsby is Inez, she exemplifies Daisy more than any other character. While Inez, Helen and Gil were out shopping Inez was going to buy incredibly expensive chairs and Gil refused, Inez responded with “cheap is cheap”.
The Great Gatsby There are two The Great Gatsby movies out their, the 1974 movie directed by Jack Clayton, and the 2013 movie directed by Baz Luhrmann. The novel was originally written in 1925, by author F. Scott Fitzgerald. And wasn 't actually noticed as a great book until he was already passed away. If I were to have to say which movie F. Scott Fitzgerald would prefer more, I would say the 2013 film. I believe the scenes showed in the 2013 movie, directed by Baz Luhrmann, would be more appreciated by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Gatsby and the Jazz Age The aftermath of World War 1 led to a time of growth and prosperity that the United States had not experienced before in its short lifetime. This period of time was one of innovation and celebration. People lived a fast paced and glamourous life with new freedoms and a new culture. Nothing would be the same after these years of excess and extravagance.
“Gatsby vs. Buchanan” In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, there are several main characters that share numerous similarities and differences. These characteristics are what separate every character from each other to give them all their own personalities and to give the story different moods throughout. Two characters from this novel that are extremely alike, but extraordinarily different at the same time are Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan. Three areas between these two main characters that can be easily compared and contrasted, and prove that Gatsby is a better person, are their wealth, their backgrounds, and their personalities.
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 Great Gatsby Book Vs Movie The Great Gatsby, written by F.Scott Fitzgeralds in 1925, and its movie adaptation directed by Baz Luhmann in 2013, are very similar. There are many details that remain loyal to the book in the movie. Yet, since the release of the book there are many cultural and social changes in our society. Consequently, certain things of the book’s theme, characters, and symbols are no longer acceptable/enjoyable to audience.
In 1925, Scott Fitzgerald released a novel that made its mark in American literature; The Great Gatsby is a story that continues to be retold throughout high schools across the country. Not only did the classic change the way we think about the world, but its effects on writing have spread throughout television and even into two movies, one published in 1974, and the other released decades later in 2013. The modernized edition of the novel, directed by Baz Luhrmann features a sum of dialogue stripped directly from the novel. However, it offers a quite a few differences as well. The most noticeable alteration is the creative use of a psychologist’s office in the film.
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.
After viewing both movies, it is obvious that new movie is the better of the two movies. The new movie is better for me because it shows many scenes that the old doesn’t show and everything is new like the actor and the music has changed from the old music to today’s music. The music is better because it’s from this year. There’s more action when it comes to new movies like when Gatsby gets mad at Tom and Gatsby wanted to hit Tom but he didn’t.
Generally, the genre of film of The Great Gatsby is under category drama and romance. But there’s also insists a bit of modernism, irony, satire and literary fiction in it as the story pay more attentions on developing character and style. And like in the movie, the way Nick’s narration jumps around, shifting from dialogue to personal meditation is also a modernist work. It is fragmented and non-linear as it is trying to get a difficult truths that a more realistic scene might not capture. (b)Relationship
For starters, there are similarities between the book and the movie. For the most part the the movie is very accurate with portraying all the symbolism that was portrayed in the novel. This includes the scene where we are first introduced to Jordan Baker and Daisy Buchanan, who are both wearing white and in a room filled with flowing white curtains just like in chapter one of “The Great Gatsby.” The color white in both the novel and film is supposed to represent innocence. There is also the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock that Gatsby reaches out to that represents his dream.
The characters and themes of both Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ and Woody Allen’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ make not only amazing parallels of each other, but increasingly accurate interpretations of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original novel ‘The Great Gatsby’. Both directors take Fitzgerald’s original west egg characters, and not only bring them to life, but show the true depth and impact they have on each other and their “perfect world”. In the set-up of ‘Midnight in Paris’ both characters Gil and Inez start off as a perfect couple living their best life. Allen’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ lays out Tom and Daisy as a troubled couple that puts on a façade behind wealth and integrity. 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 also makes a good adaptation by adding in modern music to help enhance the images of the party scenes as well as help convey some of Fitzgerald’s messages. Although Luhrmann does a exactable job making adaptations to maintain the novel’s character one aspect that took away from the novel was the casting roles. Luhrmann’s 2013 movie is a fine adaptation and uses stylistic tools to maintain the true meaning of Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, however parts of the casting fell short. Fitzgerald’s novel and Luhrmann’s movie both share the same plot.
Although Fight Club is about American society, this interesting and at the same time complicated movie makes all of us to think again what controls us and why. In general, the movie attacks modern America by showing that American society lives under the standard moral and religious principles. In fact, many issues including fighting, loneliness, and freedom from society were discussed in the movie. The main themes and some technical aspects of the movie will be analyzed in this essay.
The Great Gatsby, a classic novel, was made into a movie in 1974 and again in 2013. The movies are very different and very similar. The directors of both movies kept the plot the same as best as they could and changed some scenes. The director of the 2013 movie tried to make the movie seem modern but still old. The director of the 1974 kept the movie old with older music.