One thing that the movie does very well is show how Gatsby believes that past can be repeated and is still longing for Daisy. He is bringing Daisy to his party and too his house to show her that he has the wealth now to provide for her and that he can please her more than Tom can. The movie makes it evident that Gatsby still believes that Daisy never loved Tom and that she only loved him and shows that when Gatsby and Nick confront each other. The director also did a tremendous job in showing Tom, Daisy, and Jordan’s carelessness in every situation especially Myrtles death. How they let everyone clean up the mess by leaving and removing themselves from the situation when Gatsby is killed especially.
Daniel Aguirre Ms. Tobias English III GT - 6th 12 January 2017 After analyzing both the movie and the novel, I have discovered similarities and differences. Ill try to compare and contrast the two since the movie does not depict the story exactly as how the novel does. Similarities There were still some similarities in the film that tied back to the book. One of the main ones is when Nick walks to Gatsby’s backyard and finds him standing at the edge of his dock reaching out to what was a green light.
The most effective of the film that represents the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald is the film “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann (2013). In comparison, the “Midnight in Paris” directed by Woody Allen (2011), which did not have any effectiveness due to little reference to the actual novel. In Midnight in Paris, they did not reference the novel as much as they should have but the movie did great. Baz Luhrmann did more with the movie as like the book where characters mostly matched personalities.
The scene at the party has many different things going on, making it hard to create an image of everything that is going on, while the movie shows the same thing, but it shows a visual of all of it making the image more appealing. During this scene we meet Gatsby for the first time, and get a glimpse of him, and we also understand why Nick was invited. Moreover, the reason why this is important is because in the book, it is hard to pick up all these small details, but in the movie everything is in front of your eyes. Some may argue that the book gives a better visual art examples because it has many detail throughout, with many moments of excitement. This though, is not true because some people visualize better with the movie version because it points out those key elements.
The entire plot of the movie “The Great Gatsby,” directed by Baz Luhrmann, is pretty much very accurate to the novel of the same name written by author F. Scott Fitzgerald. They both center around a man named Jay Gatsby who throws extravagant parties in hope that one day his love Daisy will wander in. Of course like all movies that are based off of books they all have their similarities and differences. Whether they be very small or very noticeable, sometimes even changing the entire story completely, they are still there. Sometimes the purpose of this could be that the director wants to add their own little twist to the story or it could be that they are going for a much deeper meaning or symbolism.
Casandra Salazar Ms. Tobias English III GT 12 January 2017 The Great Gatsby After reading and watching The Great Gatsby, I gathered the dissemblance and alikeness in both the book and motion picture. As written in “The Great Gatsby”, the first example of similarity is that the book has the same theme to the “Roaring 20’s”. In the written book, Fitzgerald described the parties as huge and dramatic, where as in the movie, the directors did a fantastic job translating Fitzgerald’s words into a lavish visual spectacle of booze, sequins, and confetti.
I believe the first time I read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was when I was in high school. The novel was never assigned or studied in any of my English classes and so, out of sheer curiosity because I knew it was considered a literary masterpiece, I decided to read it for my own pleasure. The only information I had about Gatsby was that it was set during the 1920s and that it was an American classic. However, since it is a fairly short novel, my reading was extremely quick and seemed to not have any lasting impression on me. In fact, years later when I tried to recall the events of the story I realized that I could hardly remember anything about it. The only aspect that I could remember was that it was a love story between
A director named Baz Luhrmann turned The Great Gatsby into a film. By casting the right actors to portray the characters, Luhrmann effectively recreated the book on screen. The movie opens differently than the book, with Nick in the office of a therapist. Although this differs from the book, it puts a twist on the movie. After the events Nick went through, it is understandable that he needs to talk about everything that happened.
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.
The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis “They were careless people…” says Nick Carraway, the narrator of The Great Gatsby. In a story depicting the 1920s during a time of prosperity, growth, and the emergence of the America as a major global power, this statement may seem to be contrary. But in reality, Nick Carraway’s description of his friends and the people he knew, was not only true, but is an indication of those who were striving for the American dream. F. Scott Fitzgerald suggests that the American Dream is foolish, the people who pursue it are immoral and reckless, and this pursuit is futile. First, F. Scott Fitzgerald proposes that the American dream is foolish.
Jay Gatsby, one of the main characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, is a wealthy man with dubious sources of money; Gatsby is renowned in New York due to the lavish parties he holds every friday in his mansion. These are spectacles that fully embody the wealth and glamour of the roaring twenties, and are narrated through the eyes of another character Nick Carraway, an ambitious 29 year old man that recently moved back to a corrupt new york in a cramped cottage next to Gatsby’s palace. After admiring the careless behaviour of the parties from a distance, Nick gets a personal invitation to Gatsby’s next party, he promptly becomes infatuated by the extravagant and frivolous lifestyle the parties portray, along with the superficial
In both the films Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby Baz Luhrmann uses the same specific style of storytelling to ensure his audience remains captivated throughout the entire movie. Through the editing choices, lighting, camera work, music choices and actor choices he shows how his style grips the audience.