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The Great Gatsby
Transcript of The Great Gatsby
2013 Baz Luhrmann
We decided to compare the new movie with the novel because we believe the newer movie is more eye appealing and more entertaining to watch.
The New Movie
The Eyes of DR. T.J Eckleburg
The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg stare down on the main characters as they pass underneath the billboard on their way into New York City.
The Valley of Ashes
The valley of ashes symbolizes the poverty in America, like George Wilson, who live among the dirty ashes with his wife Myrtle
• The setting of meeting Wolfshiem.
• His experiences in a coffee shop across the street.
" let the bastards come in here if they want you, Rosy " (75).
( A friend of Wolfshiem who got shot )
- When Gastby introduces Nick to Meyer Wolfshiem, they are in a barber shop in New York.
• Gatsby's reaction to meeting Daisy's daughter Pammy.
" He kept looking at the child with surprise. " (123).
- Within the movie Gatsby's reaction towards Pammy was similar compared to the book.
• The setting of where Nick met Jay Gatsby.
" We were sitting at a table with a man [...][who] looked at me and smiled. " ( 51).
- In the movie Nick meeting Gatsby was more exaggerated with fireworks blown off in the back round and suspenseful music playing in the backround.
The Green Light
ight represents Gatsby's hopes and dreams for the future.
“…he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward – and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away…” (26).
"The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic – their irises are one yard high. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose" (27)
These eyes of DR. T.J Eckleburg represent the eyes of God
“This is a valley of ashes – a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of ash-grey men, who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air. Occasionally a line of grey cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and immediately the ash-grey men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sight. (27)
"Do they miss me?" (14.)
" i'm p-paralyzed with happiness" (13).
The movie did a great job portraying Daisy Buchanan i felt they really took the time to pick out the right actress for Daisy (Carey Mulligan).
" I just remembered today is my birthday" (192)
The characteristics of Nick Carraway in the new movie were very similar to the book as well.
" he looked [...] as if he had killed a man " (142)
Through out the movie Jay Gatsby was played very well. All of the characteristics in the novel describing Gatsby was played well in the movie. one small thing that was different from the novel and the new movie was the fight in the plaza Gatsby seemed to have lost his "cool" butting head with Tom Buchanan.
"Can't repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can! " (116).
" so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past " (189).
BY: Alexandra Bernal,
Jay Paras, and Jack fish