Differences Between Midnight In Paris And The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby and Midnight in Paris The characters of the two films, The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann and Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen, represent the characters of Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, in their own ways. The Great Gatsby movie brings the characters to life using both the real names and the same attitude as in the book, whereas Midnight in Paris uses completely different characters to bring the novel to life. Luhrmann’s adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel was precise in pinpointing the characters and their state of mind as well as their attitude in general. The main characters of the story, Gatsby, Nick, Tom, Daisy, and Jordan, are portrayed well in the movie. In the novel, Tom is described as burling, which is how the character in the movie was played. Gatsby…show more content…
Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the role of Gatsby, acts out the mysterious aura that surrounds Gatsby. Daisy was also described as beautiful and charming, which is what Luhrmann did in the first scene with Daisy. Some say that the movie was not an accurate representation of the book because of added scenes and modern music, however this does not take away from the representation, instead they add to the story to help bring out the emotion in the scenes. The added scenes help elaborate on scenes that the audience might not completely comprehend. The modern music is a unique addition into the movie which takes place in the 1920s.the modern music helps to not only explain a scene, but help the modern age feel more into the movie. Woody Allen’s homage of The Great Gatsby, Midnight in Paris, had similar themes and characters as the book. One theme that is clearly similar between the two stories is they both have a character

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