The first thing that I noticed as I watched the 2013 movie of The Great Gatsby was the incredible choice of cast members. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire were the two people that I automatically recognized. They’re both well known actors. Most people know Leonardo DiCaprio from The Titanic and people know Tobey Maguire from Spiderman. I thought the whole cast of The Great Gatsby did a superb job at their rolls by making their characters come to life and being very convincing with the way in which they each projected their actions and emotions.
The Great Gatsby is a very detailed novel that tells the story of love, obsession, and wealth. The movie The Great Gatsby made in 2013 does a great job of portraying the story of the book in my opinion. The use of color and sound in this movie is what really makes it fantastic. The color throughout this entire movie is bright until almost the very end when everything takes a turn for the worst. The change of color so dramatically from bright to dull gives a great visual into what the characters are feeling in that moment.
Written by Fitzgerald, the original book "The Great Gatsby" is full of drama, suspense, and slight humor. Yet, in the first time in my whole entire life, the 2013 movie version of the book was much more enjoyable than the movie itself. Not only was the quality of the movie was good, but also the emphasis on tone and symbolism and characters was a whole lot better. Never in my whole entire life would I think to ever say this.
The Great Gatsby book compared to the newly made Gatsby movie differs in many ways. In the book, there is a lot of racism. Tom was always saying racial comments such as when he was talking about a book called "Rise of the Colored Empires say that if we don't do something now the white races will be gone. The director for the Gatsby movie made a good choice at removing the racism because I think that a lot of people wouldn't want to see it if they knew there was a lot of racism in the movie.
In the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, there are three distinct locations: East Egg, West Egg, and the Valley of Ashes. Members of the Eggs are part of the wealthy upper class. They have achieved what one would call the “American Dream.” To the Eggers, the notion of living in fear of lack of necessities is absolutely preposterous. Due to their immense wealth, they never have to worry about having a roof over their head or feeding their families everyday.
The older book of The Great Gatsby differs greatly from the newest made movie, not in the storyline but in presentation. In the book, the story is presented in a somewhat dry way. The "drama" of it is not exaggerated or exploited. For example, in the book, the light at the end of Daisy's dock is simply referred to as "the green light." Whereas, in the movie, the light is presented in the night filled with smoke and a duet between a cello and violin in the background. Color and music really supplemented the drama introduced in the storyline of The Great Gatsby.
Currently in American Literature, we are watching the movie "The Great Gatsby." Before the movie we read the Great Gatsby. So far I am really enjoying the movie. I really like the music in it and all of the colors. It really brings out the emotion and excitement at Gatsby's parties and really just shows how bring the place was. The music and all the different colors in the movie made everything happy. Really expressed Fitzgerald's idea of color like in the book during the "Jazz" age. The movie and the book really connect together. The movie didn't miss out on any key points from the book.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, as well as the 2013 movie adaptation, were both intriguing and thought provoking. I felt the movie did more to convey the true contradictory personalities which made the story a classic. Fitzgerald tends to write intense scenes as if it was just another average day, and while I am able to summon appreciation for this way of writing, I feel the movie maintains the excitement of the polar opposite characters. Besides minor details, the movie and the novel are quite similar.
According to Maureen Corrigan, 'The Great Gatsby' is a literary miracle. She explains that as high school students, we don't really get a sense of what the book is actually about. When Mrs. Corrigan asks young readers what the book is about, they typically say something about the Roaring 20's and all the parties and glamor the time period had, but that is only a part of the whole, and the book is really about reach.
The Great Gatsby may be hitting Twitter soon, according to Chaka Phillips with Latin Post. Apparently one member of Twitter (a twitterer?) has made a commitment to uploading F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous work to the world of social media, 140 characters at a time. Aside from the time and dedication this would demand, a five year commitment by Phillips's estimation, the uploader could also face legal barriers since this book is not yet public domain.
“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”
This brief quote embodies the essence of Jay Gatsby, the mysterious millionaire whose story is elaborately told through F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, "The Great Gatsby".
At the moment, I am reading THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald. After watching the movie, and reading excerpts from THE GREAT GATSBY, I decided it was time to read the book from start to finish. Although I am only about forty pages into it, I have realized that Fitzgerald has a beautiful style of writing. His descriptions are vivid and bring the reader into the story. So far what interests me the most is the attitudes of the people during the roaring twenties; they had such a care free way of living.
I like The Great Gatsby so far. The first aspect of the book that really jumps out at me is Fitzgerald's amazing writing style and skill. The sentence structure, syntax, and imagery are especially impressive. I really like his writing style and the way his written words paint such a vivd picture of the events in the novel that it seems like they are happening in front of the reader's own two eyes.
On the first page of TheGreat Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald there is a quote from the narrator's father. It states, "whenever you feel like criticizing anyone just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." I can personally relate to this statement. I was born into a middle class family and therefore have had some more advantages than other kids. My parents constantly remind me of this fact. They always make sure I realize the advantages I've had and appreciate them.