The Great Gatsby Film Analysis

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Discuss the key differences between the novel and the film and why those changes were made. The book “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald was first published in 1925, the roaring 20s, bringing light to the darker side of the Jazz Age and revealing the hollowness of the American Dream. In 2013, a movie adaptation of the book was released, attempting to recreate what was portrayed in the book into motion picture. Produced in different eras, completely distinct mediums that signifies differing aims, audiences, style, the book and its newly produced interpretation could be anything but the same. The first dissimilarity that comes to notice when viewing the movie is the setting. Gatsby’s mansion and the legendary parties depicted possessed an even bigger presence and aura of grandeur and extravagance as what was described in the book, or rather, what your imagination illustrated. If Gatsby’s imitation of some Hôtel de Ville in Normandy was and the Tom Buchanans’ Georgian Colonial mansion were “colossal” in the book, in the movie they were even more vast and flamboyant. Even the cars were exaggerated and ostentatious, showing off Gatsby’s and the Tom Buchanans’ wealth and status. Another major dissimilarity was how New York City was portrayed in the film adaptation. In the book, the descriptions of the city were few and brief such as bearing the “first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world. The actual impressions of the city were chiefly conveyed
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