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Compare And Contrast The Great Gatsby Book And Movie

Baz Luhrmann’s movies are known for their unorthodox visuals and creatively inserted music into the scene. Recently, he received some negative responses from his movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. His movie adaptation was considered unfaithful to the original text or story, despite using most of the same text and action. Luhrmann’s movie adaptation modified the original text in a distinct way, especially through the hyperbolic representation of Jay Gatsby’s parties and the choice of modern soundtrack. The movie didn’t quite touched the viewers as well as the original novel did, it only skimmed through the scenes and focused more on the “party” section that was mentioned in the novel. The Great Gatsby movie adaptation…show more content…
Although some of the plots in the novel were used in the movie adaptation, but there were a lot that was altered as well. The Great Gatsby story starts off with the narrator, Nick Carraway, who moved from the Midwest to New York to learn about the bond business. He lives on the island of West Egg, which across from East Egg, where his cousin Daisy and her husband, Tom Buchanan live. Nick is neighbours with a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby, who is the main protagonist of the novel and the movie. Gatsby is predominantly known for throwing extravagant parties every weekend at his mansion in West Egg. He is suspected to be a bootlegger and does illegal activities as how he earns money. The story continues as Gatsby goes to extreme measures to try and…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald original version of the novel. The movie adaptation lacked the emotional connection with the viewers. Baz Luhrmann focused more on creating a visual excitement and very little else. The texts in Fitzgerald’s novel jumps out to readers as they are reading, the novel is passionate, meaningful and magnificently written. While Luhrmann’s movie adaptation just jumps out to the viewers with 3 dimensional effects. It was a valiant effort by Baz Luhrmann, but the use of 3-D effect in this movie was unnecessary, the extravagant party scenes came out repetitive and shallow. The peculiar and atypical rhetorical choices in this movie adaptation were essentially used just because Luhrmann is drawn to the idea of “modernizing” the novel, to interpret ideas and theme to younger audiences in an applicable settings, while also incorporating passage from an older era. Luhrmann had failed to appeal
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