The Great Gatsby: From Book to Movie

May 21, 2013

greatgatsby“The Great Gatsby”, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has recently been made into a movie- again! Nick Carraway, played by Tobey Maguire, finds himself living in the rich part of town. Nick’s next door neighbor Jay Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio, seems a bit suspicious but always throws ‘extravagant’ parties on Saturdays. Over the summer, Nick finds himself invited to one of Gatsby’s popular parties. He goes with Jordan Baker,played by Elizabeth Debicki. At the party Nick and Jordan meet The Great Gatsby himself. Gatsby asks to talk to Jordan alone… Turns out, his magnificent parties are just a crafty way to get the attention of Daisy, Carey Mulligan. Things heat up when Daisy and Gatsby get into a wreck, messing with multiple relationships… Nick decides the dramatic life isn’t for him, and moves back to the Midwest.

This time the movie was directed by Mark Anthony “Baz” Luhrmann. Luhrmann is also the director of Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, Australia, and Strictly Ballroom. He is known for his great visual effects and has also worked with Leonardo DiCaprio before (Romeo and Juliet). So far the vote is pretty much split down the middle for fans enjoying the movie and not thinking it lived up to it’s full potential. I personally have not seen this movie yet, but I kind of would like too! I recommend you see this movie and find out how well you like it!

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