The Great Gatsby (2013)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Romance


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A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

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10 May 2013 | nurkeverly
10
| Stop being pretentious and enjoy a decent film.
After seeing this film I was more than a little disgusted to see so many negative reviews. The main problem with this film I find is in the first 20-30 minutes, a common problem I spy in Luhrman films that should by no means define an entire film. Giving away nothing the film begins at a brisk and overly flamboyant pace but after a bit it hits what I like to call "Baz's golden point", slows to absolute perfection. That first half hour will leave more than a few shaking their heads, but power through it and you will find The Great Gatsby in all its glory. Luhrman stays as true to the source as he can and Dicaprio gives yet another glorious performance. If I'm going to be honest I think a lot of the negative reviews coming in are due to the "classic" status of the book, people want to act like the hours of school discussions should make this film less fanciful and serious 100 percent of the time. Thing is we have that version twice over in the 1974 & 2000 adaption. Gatsby 2013 is beautiful, over the top, heart wrenching, and thoroughly enjoyable flick that I shall always highly recommend.

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Trivia

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire have been real-life friends since childhood. This marks the first time they have appeared in a movie together since Don's Plum (2001).


Quotes

Nick Carraway: In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice. "Always try to see the best in people," he would say. As a consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgements. But even I have a limit.


Goofs

When Daisy is about to marry Tom, she pulls off the $350,000 pearls he bought her and they scatter all over the floor. An expensive pearl necklace like that would feature individually knotted pearls that would minimize loss of pearls if the silk were to break.


Crazy Credits

Jay Gatsby's flower symbol is shown throughout the credits with different letters in place of the 'JG'. The 3rd to last flower, preceding the music section, has 'JZ' in it (an homage to the film's soundtrack producer Jay Z. The last flower has the movie's traditional 'JG' in it.


Soundtracks

Bang Bang
Written by
Will.i.am (as William Adams), Sonny Bono, James P. Johnson, and Cecil Mack
Published by i.am.composing, LLC (BMI) / BMG Sapphire Songs (BMI), Mushroom Music,
(c) WB Music Corp and Redwood Music Ltd. Cotillion Music Inc., Chris-Marc Music, Cherry River Music Co. (Samples "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" by Sonny Bono. Cotillion Music Inc.
and Chris-Marc Music)
(Samples "Charleston" by James P. Johnson and Cecil Mack. WB Music Corp., Redwood Music Ltd.)
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd and J. Albert & Son Pty Ltd. Contains elements of "Charleston" written by James P. Johnson and Cecil Mack.
Covered by Marco F. Ferrari on the piano, and performed by Jazz Ensemble.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Produced by Will.i.am (as will.i.am)
Performed by Will.i.am (as will.i.am)
Under license from Interscope Records (US)
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Limited

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Drama | Romance

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