The Great Gatsby Movie And Book Comparison

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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. Maybe Baz Luhrmann wanted to make the audience …show more content…

For starters, there are similarities between the book and the movie. For the most part the the movie is very accurate with portraying all the symbolism that was portrayed in the novel. This includes the scene where we are first introduced to Jordan Baker and Daisy Buchanan, who are both wearing white and in a room filled with flowing white curtains just like in chapter one of “The Great Gatsby.” The color white in both the novel and film is supposed to represent innocence. There is also the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock that Gatsby reaches out to that represents his dream. In both the movie and book when Gatsby reaches out towards this green light he is reaching towards Daisy. This detail is important to be shown in the movie just as it is in the book because what that green light at the end of the dock represents …show more content…

Where was his father, the staff, or even Owl Eyes at Gatsby’s funeral? The only person there was Nick. By making no one except for Nick show up at the funeral it really truly showed how alone Gatsby was. When he was alive no one bothered to get to know who he was. People would just attend his parties and then discuss rumors that floated around about who they thought was Jay Gatsby. He spent most of his life reaching towards Daisy and in the end when he died there was not even a phone call or letter from her. There was no letter to Wolfsheim and no phone call from his own father. Nick was the only one who cared and he was the only one there at his funeral. Gatsby was all alone and the director portrayed that really well by not making anyone attend his funeral in the

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