Similarities Between The Great Gatsby And Baz Luhrmann

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In F. Scott Fitzgerald 's novel, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby strives for love, but ultimately it ends in a lost dream. Gatsby puts on a façade as an attempt to get his lover, Daisy Buchanan, back. In 2013, Baz Luhrmann made an adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald 's novel, The Great Gatsby. Both F. Scott Fitzgerald and Baz Luhrmann share a similar tone of agony by maintaining a false sense of reality, struggle of the American dream (Materialism or relentless want for more) and constant romance.
There are several instances where deception creates a false sense of reality in both the book and movie Fitzgerald writes his book is in first person with Nick Carraway as the narrator. The book makes Nick garrulous. Therefore, the reader sometimes would detect uncertainty since
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Materialism is also seen in both the book and the movie. There are two main characters, who are shown in both medias, that represent materialism of the Jazz Age: Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. For example, in the book it is evident that Gatsby is the star of New York. (CITATION FROM THE BOOK). The movie displays Gatsby as the star by putting him in many headlines of newspapers. Some of the headlines include, "GATBSY 'S STAGGERING WEALTH - MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!" and "JAY PAYS FOR EVERYTHING: PARTIES, GALAS, PARKS, SCHOOLS!" (cite). RELATE BACK TO THESIS
Another major scene that the movie maintained from the book is the scene where Gatsby is throwing shirts over the railing at Daisy in his mansion. This scene was kept in the movie as it represented the toxicity of materialism and also the faults in the American Dream. The scene provides character traits that are essential in moving the plot. For Gatsby, it shows his willingness to provide Daisy with anything just to be with her. For Daisy, it shows how absorbed she is with materialistic things such as "Italian cotton flannel" or "Egyptian cotton" (Movie). RELEATE BACK TO THESIS
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