The Great Gatsby Music Analysis

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Coasting my rusty black Chevy Cavalier into my garage parking spot after school while playing my music on full is apparently frowned upon. My stiff gray colored neighbor Miss Thelma sits on her porch awaiting my exit from the blasting loud vehicle while probably prepping her words to shun me for my actions. She rises from her perch and moves to make contact with me as I hurriedly rush away with my schools stuff. Her words were peaceful about my fun music choices but as I predicted, “...next time, wont you turn it down? Your gonna lose your hearing by fifty.” This is the stereotypical views of older generations opinions on today's music but many aren't like that at all. Take F. Scott Fitzgerald for an example, he became staid but still youthful…show more content…
The main party scene is a great example of this contrast in music in the two movies. The 1974 past version uses the song called “Jordan’s Tango” by Nelson Riddle which is a song produced with ragtime and jazz components of the 1920’s to get crowds of this time moving. While this song was played in the movie there was a huge carnival tent popped out in front of J. Gatsby’s mansion, while this tent was more appropriate for this time it didn't really connect to the viewers because it was more seen as a precipitly placed circus tent. While in the 2013 present movie version, the party scene was larger, grander, and bombarding the viewer with the feel of a party. The party was boisteriously flowing out of Gatsby's mansion, as implied by the book, and draped all of its attendees with alcohol and glitter. “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie was played during this scene to really close in on the setting and ensconced the viewer into the mood and tone. By using this upbeat tone mixed with today's versions of a party, it submerged the viewer into the story and allowed for connections that Fitzgerald wanted for his writings. This is why Fitzgerald would have preferred the present version because it was the better version for connectivity and realism for the story and his own implied tone. This further allowing…show more content…
The single elements can be seen as only one thing revealing the truth of the story in this context. Being said, were left with the multiple elements used to make the piece more like the original and Fitzgerald-like as possible. This is seen in the present style movie. His youthful acts act as his original personality and this is why F. Scott Fitzgerald would recommend the movie’s present version of his writing as the best expression of his views on the tone of the story. The pervading style of this new movie would be one of many loves because how it's so versatile too many different generations. So if Miss Thelma was ever given a chance to hang out with Fitzgerald, i'm pretty sure that they would have a lot in
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