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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.

Director:

Baz Luhrmann

Writers:

Baz Luhrmann (screenplay), Craig Pearce (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 48 wins & 86 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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...there was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering. See more »

Genres:

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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Trivia

The exterior of Gatsby's Long Island abode was based upon Beacon Towers, a mansion built by Alva Vanderbilt and later owned by Millicent Hearst, the estranged wife of William Randolph Hearst. When writing the novel, Fitzgerald based his conception of Gatsby's mansion on Beacon Towers which was located in Sands Point, New York, the novel's equivalent of "West Egg". Beacon Towers was torn down in 1945. See more »

Goofs

Nick turns on a radio while unpacking books when he moves into his house in 1921. The first radio station, KDKA in Pittsburgh, did not go on the air until 1924. 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

The flower with the initials 'JG' appeared when they dissolved at the beginning and they returned at the end. See more »


Soundtracks

Empire State Of Mind (Pt II) Broken Down
Written by Jay-Z (as Shawn JAY Z Carter), Al Shux (as Alexander Shuckburgh), Sylvia Robinson, Bert Keyes, Alicia Keys (as Alicia Augello-Cook), Angela Hunte and Janet Sewell (as Jane't Sewell)
Published by © 2009 WB Music Corp., Carter Boys Music, Gambi Music Inc., Global Talent Publishing. Lellow Productions / J Sewell Publishing / Masani Elshabazz Music.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd, EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Limited. and Fable Music Pty Ltd
Performed by Alicia Keys
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd
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The soundtrack made it unbearable
14 August 2017 | by kendavies-05110See all my reviews

Whoever decided that blaring modern pop/ hip hop music into a story of the early 20's was a good idea needs their heads examined. It not only removes you completely from the story but jolts you so far out of it that you need a few minutes to try and refocus yourself back into the story. (and that's not a knock on this genre of music, it just has no place here..)

After an hour, I could stand no more, the acting and story seemed great, but the soundtrack was too much to take.

So much great music was made during this time period that if used effectively could have elevated this story. Such a waste.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,085,185, 12 May 2013

Gross USA:

$144,840,419

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$353,642,213
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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