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.
In The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrman has reinvigorated the 1925 classic novel by introducing many modern filming technology such as lighting and colour; sound and music and editing. While Joe Wright has attempted to do the complete opposite by taking a modern novel and attempting to recreate the past using the same techniques as Baz Luhrman. By using Lighting and colour, Luhrman has made his characters come alive. We experience a kaleidoscope of candy colours that almost take over our senses. This is used effectively as Luhrman wants the audience to feel as if everything is over-the-top just like how Gatsby is.
The 20’s were an era of Jazz; with extravagant music playing throughout all hours of the night. Not only men went to fancy parties, but women as well were invited, sometimes appearing to have no company. Times were changing for women, for they could go out on their own and dress spontaneously. In many occasions throughout the book we get sights of the characters drinking, another big boom of this era; we know that prohibition was an enormous debate about this time as people began to drink more (Fitzgerald). All of this ties together, because Fitzgerald’s vision of the American dream was about discovery, individualism, and the pursuit of happiness.
Since Singing in the Rain is a melodic film, it clarifies traditional melodic well. The music mirrors each characteristic level of the scenes, and along these lines the music has turned into an identifiable character. It adds incongruity to the plot and also comedic bolster. Singing in the Rain "commends American stimulation" while in the meantime makes a shrewd spoof of the prior frame (Feuer 90). All through the entire motion picture, there are some sure scenes that utilization music to adjust what is occurring on the screen in this way including a level of comedic mockery.
In Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of the song she does sing the lyrics and they are sought to be very dreamy. The instrumentation of this song is what “Caravan” is known for and is enough to launch the listeners into imagination. Ella’s version including Instrumentation of a big band include vocals, piano, drums, bass, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, and trumpet. These instruments out together to create jazz rhythms and a swing
First of all, the piece is quite interesting as a prelude – an introductory piece of music as it start off with dynamic and vibrant sounds that include the whole ensemble. This piece is structured as a three-part or ternary form which consists of ABA’ form. The idea of this piece is mainly act as an introductory of a story because this piece is only an excerpt from a bigger orchestral performance. From what I have heard, the solo performance is mainly comprise of the woodwind instruments in part B that indicated the slight sign of relief and calmness. The piece has a lot of variation where the composer include different timbres and dynamics such as the high dynamic structure during the first and the last part with the associating crashes of cymbals.
‘’Rite of Spring’’ was written and performed for the first time in 1913. It is said to be one of the most influential pieces of the 20th century. The experimental use of tonality, metre, tempo and dissonance is expected in the 20th century of music. The reason why we listen to music is to feel something. Although the 20th century era was not conventional is still makes the listener feel emotions which is the most important and ultimately the goal on the composer.
However, the Godmother cautions her that she all these things will only last until the final stroke of midnight, when everything will turn back to normal. Cinderella then quickly boards her coach, and is taken to the Castle. Meanwhile, the ball is in full-swing, with the Prince greeting every eligible, invited maiden in the Kingdom. Though the King and Grand Duke watch, the Prince himself is rather bored by the whole thing. However, as he officially greets the Stepsisters, he sees a girl having just entered, and goes over to her.
These portions of the movie provide the viewers a visual feast. For instance, starting with a tracking shot from the air, the movie opened from Paris’ sky into a train station, and these beautiful sceneries of Paris first attract viewers’ attention. At the same time, the background music full of mysterious color provided infinite imaginary space for the audience. Not only providing imagination, the tight music also foil out the film’s tense atmosphere. Moreover, Asa Butterfield, a young actor who has participated in several excellent movies, does his great job again in this movie.
When there is a new time in the movie, there are played music that was popular in the year that the movie is in at that point. This is important to make the viewers understand witch time the movie is in all the time and they don 't have to wonder about that. There is also some special effects, for example when the bombs are dropped in Vietnam during Forrest 's time in the army. This makes the movie more exiting because the bombing makes the movie seem a lot more real. The ping pong ball was also a special effect witch made it look like Forrest was hitting a ball, because it would be very difficult to film if it was a real ball.