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The Great Gatsby (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  10 May 2013 (USA)
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A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.

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An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. Written by Anonymous

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...that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language | See all certifications »

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10 May 2013 (USA)  »

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El gran Gatsby  »

Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,085,184 (USA) (10 May 2013)

Gross:

$144,812,796 (USA) (16 August 2013)
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While the movie has inspired many Gatsby themed parties, the original novel was actually deeply critical of the self-indulgent lifestyle of rich people like Jay Gatsby himself. Due to its critical tone and tragic ending, the story has been called a 'cautionary tale of the decadent downside of the American dream'. Unfortunately, the moral of the story is lost on most movie goers, especially the rich ones who throw non-ironic "Gatsby parties," unaware that invoking the name of the novel basically amounts to admitting that the world would be a much better place without the less wealthier sections of society. A few years ago, Prince Harry attended a Gatsby-themed 21st birthday party that cost $25,000 to throw. The following year, Paul McCartney threw his own expensive Gatsby birthday gala. Meanwhile, Pinterest has numerous users collecting material for Gatsby-themed weddings. As Zachary Seward of The Atlantic puts it, "It's like throwing a Lolita-themed children's birthday party." The Gatsby craze revved up even further before the release of the film. In London, newspapers had to advise their readers about which of the many Gatsby parties they should favor. And CNN, while actually conceding that the book critiqued this sort of thing, offered up a guide on hosting your own Gatsby bash. For babies. See more »

Goofs

A Rolleiflex Twin Lens Reflex camera is seen being used to take photographs. The earliest Rolleiflex TLR was invented in 1929 (and the one seen in the movie was made many years later). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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.
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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. See more »


Soundtracks

New Orleans Bump (Monrovia)
Written by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton (as Ferd "Jelly Roll" Morton)
Published by Edwin H. Morris & Company, A Division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) and Southern Music Publ. Co. Inc
Performed by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton (as Jelly Roll Morton)
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records
By arrangement with The Orchard
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The book was so GREAT........This movie was so terrible
22 June 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is really awful. There is so much wrong with this rubbish...one could write a book about it. Mixing modern music with 1920s music? Hey Baz Luhrmann (director)----cant you live without CGI and additional nonsense??? The 1974 version was not great...........but it was in so many ways much better than this drivel. Robert Redford was a real Gatsby ...his use of the upper class language was 100% better than DiCaprios .....who never got the Gatsby character (he was terrible). Bruce Dern, Sam Waterston, Karen Black, Scott Wilson.....the 1974 supporting cast...... were far superior to this 2013 rabble. The director Baz Luhrmannm came to Australia recently to promote this insult to Scott Fitzgerald on the television media and said he was retiring soon. He needs to. O.K.....Old Sport ?....Fitzgerald would have hated this. He would have also disliked the 4 previous movie attempts at this work. Leave Gatsby alone movie makers----or call in the A team of directors. (and actors)


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