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The Great Gatsby (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 10 May 2013 (USA)
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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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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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Drama | Romance

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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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Trivia

According to Tom Breen, the owner of property "Breenhold" in the Blue Mountains where a lot of filming took place, there was a huge stuff-up on set by a "private weather guru" who was hired by Baz Luhrmann. Mr Breen claims that on a beautiful spring day, the crew purchased 100,000 litres of water from one of the dams to create the synthetic rain needed for the scene where a nervous Gatsby has Nick Carroway invite Daisy over for tea. It rained for the next 3 days. See more »

Goofs

When Tom, Jordan and Nick are driving away from the accident scene the close-ups show Jordan sitting up straight with Nick's arm resting along the back of the seat, but the long shots show Nick's arm loosely around Jordan's shoulder's and her head resting on his shoulder. 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 »

Connections

References Sunset Boulevard (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
Written by Jamahl Listenbee, Jordan Orvash, Maureen Ann McDonald, Francesca Richard, Andre Smith, Fergie (as Stacy Ferguson), Alexander Scott, Andrea Martin, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed).
Published by GoonRock Music/ Chebra Music, administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Australia/(c) 2013 Mo Zella Mo Music, Verses of Style Publishing BMI/Notting Hill Music administered by Universal Music Publishing Australia, Dre Kroon Music, Headphone Junkie Publishing (ASCAP), EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Limited, God's Cryin' Publishing/ Sony ATV Music Publishing (ASCAP), Songs Music Publishing LLC, Songs of SMP / U Betta Like My Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Goon Rock (as GoonRock)
Performed by Fergie, Q-Tip and Goon Rock(as GoonRock)
Q-Tip appears courtesy of G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam Recordings
Goon Rock (as Goonrock) appears courtesy of Goonrock Music
Licensed courtesy of Interscope Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Cacophony... a jumbled mess
2 June 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Coco Chanel said "Once you've dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off." This is what Baz should have done. In The Great Gatsby's case, a lot more than one thing should have been taken off or out of this film. It is Over The Top; Bad. Too much fake CGI.

In a major cinema complex in Sydney in Cinema 1 (largest theatre in the complex) on the second night of opening it was bearly one quarter full and even then a whole row of 10 patrons walked out after that silly scene in the underground jazz club.

It is a cacophony of nothingness. Too much fluff and tinsel. No sympathy for any character could be felt.

P.S. And the blinking green light... Yes, we can see it. Yes, we know what it means. Yes, we are not dumb!!


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