The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

DVD - 2013
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A would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros., [2013]
Edition: Rental ed
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA Gre
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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AMerr22
Oct 22, 2017

Good movie based off a book. For a whole lineup of my favorite movies based on books visit my list.

Library_Jill Sep 27, 2017

A new film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, this movie is lush, visually gorgeous, and--from my memories of reading the book--very faithful in bringing the novel to life on the screen. The anachronistic music bothered me for a moment, but I think it was included--like a few costumes that also seemed out of place to me--to create a particular feel that was ultimately appropriate to the story. Good acting, great visuals, and a classic story--I really enjoyed this one!

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LotusLife21
Sep 17, 2017

This is a great movie with a great cast! The set scenes/scenery are alluring and absolutely exquisite to look at. You wish you were there! The wardrobe, makeup and hair are impeccable and truly capture the beauty and wealth of that era. Leonardo DiCaprio and his leading love interest share a great story of passion, fun and loss. Baz Luhrman did a great job here with his artistic vision come to life! Bravo! I have not read the book, therefore my opinion is not based on the comparison between the novel and the movie, just the movie alone. I own this movie, have watched it many times before and will watch it again! Check this movie out!

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ChinosMom
Jun 17, 2017

I have re-watched all Gatsby movies in order to rate them, and this is the 4th one. Overall, I still prefer the Robert Redford version, but if you want glitz and glamour, this is the one for you. This movie is just full of TOO MUCH into it. Everything is presented in grander scale compared to the older adaptations. Too much of everything! I'm not sure about the music, they don't seem to sound 20's to me, but they sound good nevertheless. Still a good movie to watch.

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kafkakat
Jun 25, 2016

I love this story...have read it a few times, when I visualize Jay he is Robert Redford and Daisy is Mia....Carey Mulligan is a wonderful actress but she lacks a certain fragility portraying Daisy.....Leo is no Redford....I enjoyed this new movie but I'll always prefer the first one..it is iconic for me

BookReviewer2015 Jun 21, 2016

A razzle dazzle epic from Baz Lurhmann, based on Fitzgerald's classic book!

Great performances from all, and what a soundtrack!

Definitely check this one out Old Sport!

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melek
Apr 13, 2016

Good, but not as good as the original. Still a decent story though.

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tenet
Mar 23, 2016

Rated 2/10. Not my kind of movie.

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sharonej20
Mar 14, 2016

My all time favorite movie, I thought everything was put together so well from their wardrobe to the music, and the way they spoke. I enjoyed it all.

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LittleNoName
Feb 14, 2016

Exstravagant lifestyles of the super rich...must be nice, seeing as the other 97% of us can't even make ends meet these days. As for the movie it was strange & Mr.Gatsby is a control freak living in the past. Leonardo should have passed on this one as themovie has only one goal which is revealed 3/4 of the way through & the rest is garbage.

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noblefilms Oct 28, 2014

He looked at you and understood you in the way that you wanted to be understood.

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Monolith
Oct 28, 2013

Jordan Baker (of Gatsby): "He's an Oxford man." Tom Buchanan: "Like hell he is! He wears a goddamned pink suit!"

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jimg2000
Oct 21, 2013

Here lies the center of the Gatsby's madness: Nick Carraway: You can't repeat the past.

Jay Gatsby: Can't repeat the past?

Nick Carraway: No...

Jay Gatsby: Why, of course you can... of course you can.

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jimg2000
Oct 21, 2013

Nick Carraway: Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street boomed a steady golden roar. The parties were bigger, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the models were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired. Making the liquor cheaper. Wall Street was luring the young and ambitious, and I was one of them.

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