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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

DVD - 2013
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The Great Gatsby follows viable writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922. Chasing his own American dream, Nick lands next door to Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her husband, Tom Buchanan. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the rich and their loves and deceits. As he bears witness, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams, and tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

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sabinasheynkman
Apr 08, 2021

I thought that The Great Gatsby was an amazing book. The story is set in the 1920s in the jazz-age New York. The novel tells a tragic story about a self-made millionaire and his pursuit of regaining a prize that used to be his own; Daisy Buchanan. The main characters in this story are Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and Tom Buchanan. Gatsby believes that he can easily make up the time that the two were apart while he was in the war, but unfortunately, Daisy had moved on. When he returns, he is in for a surprise and has a long way to go to get Daisy back into his hands again.
I enjoyed this book because it was such an action-packed book filled with so many emotions. It is very interesting how Daisy is in the middle of all of the madness that is going on between the two men and can't seem to make up her mind of what she wants throughout the book. It fascinates me how Fitzgerald uses so many different symbolism through colors, time, and even seasons. I recommend this book to all.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 05, 2020

After watching the Great Gatsby movie directed by Baz Luhrmann, I had a few things I noticed right away. The characters were very animated in the film, and it was a very fast moving story. It copied a lot from the book as you would expect, but put some of its own twists into it. I thought it was alright, i think the way it flowed from one scene into the next was very impressive, and how the story was faster paced than the book. I didn't understand the use of modern music in a movie that is supposed to be taking place after the first world war. I would recommend this movie to people who enjoy a story taking place in times like the old days, and people who enjoy deep dialogue. @AJN of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Great Gatsby is an entertaining movie based on the classic novel and keeps most of its themes intact. I have seen this movie four times now and every time I watch it I experience the same emotions. Throughout the entire movie, there is a sense of mystery but at a certain point, it seems that Gatsby is utterly vulnerable. I seem to find myself feeling a tremendous amount of sympathy for him. The end of the movie made me surprised me and left me with an empty pit feeling in my stomach. The music in the movie, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance, is iconic. His piercing blue eyes, blonde hair, and compelling charm embody Jay Gatsby’s personality. I would recommend this film for teens and adults as it has some mature scenes, however, I suggest everyone should watch this movie at least once in their lifetime. 5/5 stars.
@CookieMonster of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Mickeymouse2020
Jun 18, 2020

This was totally bad like thirty minutes into the film I was done with it, it was not a very good movie. Even though the original was not a hit I still loved it so I'm going to stick with the original.

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mJJLnk7
May 22, 2020

I know the story. Read enough of it. Seen enough of the Redford version. Recommend this one, even over the book. Haven't seen all the way through. Not just saying this cuz of Lana. It's true. Might even watch it all the way through. Not planning to marry Leo. Lana'd get jealous. She wants to marry him after he goes to Venice when he can barely have kids anymore. But he'll marry a lawyer for the poor. Who flies more often than Delta. And hates pollution.

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victoriadouglas135
Apr 17, 2020

I loved the modern twist that was made in this film with the rap music. Costumes and shooting were on point.

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P58Jackson
Jun 27, 2019

Music is way away from time appropriate. Acting has nothing to do with the '20's. Overall, have no idea why anyone would give this a high rating.

No dancing like what was depicted possibly occurred in the '20's.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

Great scenery, but I didn't care about the story at all

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007Gatsby
Feb 03, 2019

My favourite movie.

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Nooksack20
Sep 22, 2018

Terrific story and script. Excellent cinematography. Outstanding acting by a stellar cast. Highly recommended for adults.

magiimayy Jan 27, 2018

Such a great movie and cast. I loved all of the theatrics that made it seem to come straight out of the roaring 20s! The ending was quite sad though.

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007Gatsby
Feb 03, 2019

Nick Carraway: "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
'Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,' he told me, 'just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.'

noblefilms Oct 28, 2014

He looked at you and understood you in the way that you wanted to be understood.

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Monolith
Oct 28, 2013

Jordan Baker (of Gatsby): "He's an Oxford man." Tom Buchanan: "Like hell he is! He wears a goddamned pink suit!"

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jimg2000
Oct 21, 2013

Here lies the center of the Gatsby's madness: Nick Carraway: You can't repeat the past.

Jay Gatsby: Can't repeat the past?

Nick Carraway: No...

Jay Gatsby: Why, of course you can... of course you can.

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jimg2000
Oct 21, 2013

Nick Carraway: Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street boomed a steady golden roar. The parties were bigger, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the models were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired. Making the liquor cheaper. Wall Street was luring the young and ambitious, and I was one of them.

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Feb 03, 2019

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Oct 28, 2013

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