27 May 2024
‘The Great Gatsby’ - America's fleeting dream 3

‘The Great Gatsby’ - America's fleeting dream 3

The film is adapted from the great novel of the same name, taking viewers back to the prosperous America of the 1920s with all its frivolity and illusion.

The Great Gatsby (F.Scott Fitzgerald) is always considered a `must read` novel for book lovers around the world.

Movie trailer `The Great Gatsby`

The adaptation of one of the immortal masterpieces of American literature and the participation of actor Leonardo DiCaprio – a talent at his most `mature` – makes The Great Gatsby the most anticipated film work of 2013.

Classic image of Leonardo DiCaprio in `The Great Gatsby`.

The film is set on Long Island in 1922, the beginning of the period later known in history books as the `Roaring Twenties`, `Golden Age` or `Jazz Age` (according to

Baz Luhrmann’s film follows the original story quite closely and is guided by the flashbacks of Nick Carraway, who at the beginning of the film is being treated for depression and alcoholism.

The film gradually reveals more about Gatsby – his mysterious and criminal past;

Gatsby is a huge icon in American popular culture.

‘The Great Gatsby’ - America's fleeting dream

Lavish, frivolous parties at the castle of the great Gatsby.

Baz Luhrmann made the correct choice when casting Leonardo DiCaprio in the main role of Gatsby.

Carrey Mulligan also very successfully portrayed the character of Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby’s obsessive love.

Baz Luhrmann spent the most impressive scenes introducing Gatsby and Daisy, the two souls of the film.

Baz Luhrmann excellently continued F.Scott Fitzgerald’s intention by giving Gatsby the last appearance in the main cast.

When the audience least expected it, Gatsby suddenly appeared from nowhere, holding a glass of wine in his hand, turning his back and smiling at Nick Carraway with an enchanting smile – a smile `perhaps only seen four or five times in his entire life.`

‘The Great Gatsby’ - America's fleeting dream

Gatsby with his desperate love, Daisy Buchanan.

The Great Gatsby possesses almost all the elements to become an excellent film – a classic original story, a cast of actors, a catchy soundtrack, lavishly sponsored costumes.

But Baz Luhrmann made the mistake of choosing to focus too much on images and visual impressions, making the story shallow and superficial.

For those who haven’t read the book, The Great Gatsby is a film rich in symbolism, haunting and intense.

However, The Great Gatsby is still one of the `must see` works this year.

The Great Gatsby opens in Vietnam on June 28 with both 2D and 3D versions.

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