The Great Gatsby New York,the Jazz Age — where the callow Nick Carraway Maguirewannabe writer, recalls the tale of super-rich playboy Jay Gatsby DiCaprio and his tragic passion for the married Daisy Buchanan Mulligana story that captures a decadent era in all its glory and ruin. Gatsby is as big a player in American literature as Moby Dick. He is America itself.
Add your rating See all 45 kid reviews. Daisy's husband, Tom Joel Edgertonis oblivious at first to it all because he's so preoccupied with his own dalliances. Witness to it all is Gatsby's neighbor, Daisy's cousin, Nick Carraway Tobey Maguirewho plays a part in bringing them together and witnesses a series of events that ultimately reveals the characters' tragic flaws.
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Baz Luhrmann is a polarizing director. His cinematic canvasses have sometimes been dismissed for being overstuffed, his take on the classics -- a mix of tradition and overwhelming modernism -- muddled.
The same criticisms can be brought to bear on The Great Gatsby. Some scenes explode with so much visual stimulation that watching them feels rapacious and gluttonous -- a perfect strategy for evoking the excesses of the Jazz Age, yes, but also distracting and hard to enjoy.
Luhrmann can move too quickly from one overfull scene to the next, too, not giving the audience time to take it all in. And the music -- what happened to the music? The soundtrack is wonderful, but we only hear slivers of most of it, and often not enough for the songs to enhance the movie's vision.
And yet, Gatsby is still genius, even if so much of what horrified in Fitzgerald's book -- the rottenness of the lot of them -- doesn't have as much resonance in these Facebook-heavy, reality-TV-driven times. For all its flaws, The Great Gatsby is a mind-bending experience.
Commit to it fully as its own entity, a re-invention as much as Jay Gatsby himself is, and you'll be transported and affected by the heartbreak of it all, the folly of a man filled with hope but borne back, as Fitzgerald put it, ceaselessly into the past.
DiCaprio is as good as he has ever been, distilling Gatsby's striving, hopeful, and ultimately destructive nature into a heartbreaking cocktail.
Mulligan may not have as much depth, but she nonetheless makes for a frustratingly appealing Daisy. He makes no false move here, not a single one, proving the perfect witness to the profligate, imprudent ways of Nick's people.
Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about Gatsby and his commitment to Daisy. Why was it so important for him to be rich? What motivated his behavior? The movie is a modernized period adaptation of a classic.
How is it different from more faithful adaptations? Does the modern soundtrack make it more accessible? Hollywood loves to mine books for material.
What's lost and gained in the cinematic translation? How does the movie portray drinking? Are there realistic consequences?So what of this 3D fourth screen version of The Great Gatsby?
It is, you might say, a story of three eggs. The mysterious central character is the self-made Jay Gatsby, a millionaire bootlegger who in the summer of lives at West Egg, the township outside Manhattan on Long Island Sound where the nouveaux riches have built their mansions.
The Great Gatsby: Film Review. PM PDT 5/5/ by extravagant screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's imperishable The Great Gatsby. DiCaprio the way a movie star used to be shot. May 09, · Watch video · THE GREAT GATSBY There is no movie I have been more prepared to dislike than this one.
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- A Critical Review of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F.
Scott Fitzgerald is a universal and timeless literary masterpiece. Fitzgerald writes the novel during his time, about his time, and showing the bitter deterioration of his time. The Great Gatsby is reviewed by both Josh and Violet in today’s movie review.
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Check it out after the jump! His Gatsby Review: The Great Gatsby as a novel, has been a part of high school curriculum for a long time, and [ ]. This book adaptation captures the feel and tone of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic work. I did enjoy the new version of The Great Gatsby, but I felt that this one was of course a superior film, a film that boasted some terrific performances and brilliant direction with wonderful storytelling%.