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
When Gatsby and Tom take the train to the Valley of Ashes, a steam locomotive is shown, but the Long Island Railroad's Port Washington line which runs from the Island's north shore through Flushing (the actual location of the ash dumps) was electrified in 1918. See more »
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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The flower with the initials 'JG' appeared when they dissolved at the beginning and they returned at the end. See more »
Despite an opening 30 mins that's chaotic and rushed as well as an inconsistent soundtrack, The Great Gatsby still manages to be a really good period drama that's emotional, stylish and beautiful. Leonardo DiCaprio gives an incredible performance and Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton are all great. It's well filmed and Baz Luhrmann's direction is overblown but still visually stunning. It's well paced and the music by Craig Armstrong is really good.
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