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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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Baz Luhrmann

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Baz Luhrmann (screenplay), Craig Pearce (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Adam ... Weeping / Singing Woman
Frank Aldridge Frank Aldridge ... Well Dressed Male Witness - Wilson's Garage
Amitabh Bachchan ... Meyer Wolfsheim
Steve Bisley ... Dan Cody
Richard Carter ... Herzog
Jason Clarke ... George Wilson
Adelaide Clemens ... Catherine
Vince Colosimo ... Michaelis
Max Cullen ... Owl Eyes
Mal Day Mal Day ... The Boss-Probity Trust
Elizabeth Debicki ... Jordan Baker
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Jay Gatsby
Joel Edgerton ... Tom Buchanan
Emmanuel Ekwenski Emmanuel Ekwenski ... Jazz Player
Eden Falk Eden Falk ... Mr. McKee
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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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...there was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Gatsby See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,085,184, 12 May 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$144,840,419

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$351,040,419
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Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The 18th biggest grossing film of 2013. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in 1922, yet they dance the Charleston, not originated until 1923 for a Broadway show, and not popular until mid-1926. 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 »

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Referenced in Eén tegen 100: Episode #14.16 (2014) See more »

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Infinite Hope
Written by Craig Armstrong
Published by Warner-Olive Music LLC (ASCAP)
Produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies, Colin Good and Simon Willey
Performed by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
The Bryan Ferry Orchestra appears courtesy of BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
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Gatsby As You've Never Seen It Before-- A Must See!
8 May 2013 | by rein-murraySee all my reviews

A remake of a remake of a remake of a novel that pretty much every high school in America includes in its curriculum is not an easy legacy, but I think Baz Luhrmann does a fantastic job of tackling the material. His somewhat flashy, story-driven methods give the novel life in a way that's never been seen before. I'm not going to compare it to the other remakes, because that feels redundant and pointless, but insofar as the book goes, it was a great adaptation. The director stuck close to the author's intent and really got the audience invested in these characters. The cast gave a great performance, with Mulligan and Clarke going above and beyond. Maguire, as usual, is unintentionally comedic in some of his expressions, but as someone who is not a fan, I thought he did pretty well. The sets, costumes, music...everything was flashy and exuberant and perfectly matched the mood of the movie.

I know a lot of people are complaining about the soundtrack, but that was one of my favorite things about the film. Luhrmann didn't even try to stay period appropriate, because The Great Gatsby is a novel that transcends the time it was placed in. By using contemporary artists, he was able to effectively position the film in the audience's mind as something they could relate to. To borrow and roughly paraphrase a quote from the book/movie, the soundtrack invited them within, even as they were without. I'll admit, he made a few missteps where the music just flat-out took the viewer out of the movie entirely (a certain Jay-Z number comes to mind), but overall, it was a brilliant directing choice.

I'll also say that the movie ran a bit long, with certain parts feeling overdone and unnecessary. I watched it in 3D, which I would not recommend unless you really, really love 3D. The movie is visually stunning and does not need the added dimension; in fact, I'd go so far as to say it hurts the tone of the film. That said, it was a great film and I would definitely recommend it.


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