Similarities Between Midnight In Paris And The Great Gatsby

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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’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ capture of Gil and Inez’s relationship compare greatly to the relationship of both Daisy and Tom but within their relationship there is deeper meaning of what Fitzgerald tried to accomplish. In ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Midnight in Paris’ it’s all about ‘The Golden Age’ and attempting to live in the past. In the movie Gil said, “That 's what the present is. It’s a little unsatisfying because life is unsatisfying”. That is almost an identical view of Jay Gatsby, "Can’t repeat the past?" he cried
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