Jess, Ryan and Kendyl talk about Baz Luhrmann’s film The Great Gatsby. While the spectacle was enjoyable, they wonder if all the cinematography was in the film’s best interest. And even in concluding that it was a faithful adaptation, they wonder if seeing the characters on screen made them more likeable and question where Nick ends up.
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Music: American Dream by Switchfoot
-Release: June 14 (US and UK)
-Screenplay: David S. Goyer (with Christopher Nolan)
-Director: Zach Snyder
-Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane
-Based on the comics by DC
-by F. Scott Fitzgerald
-Published in 1925
-Themes: Green light, the American dream, the all seeing eyes, the valley of ashes, flawed characters, jazz age
-Release: May 10 (US), May 16 (UK)
-Written by: Baz Lurhmann and Craig Pearce
-Director: Baz Luhrmann
-Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey McGuire, Joel Edgerton and Isla Fisher
-characters more likable? Or at least, more forgivable?
-barely knew she had a daughter
-words on screen; weird overlaid images (Myrtle’s death)
-Nick in sanitarium?
-too obvious with eyes
-good quotes; except the ‘what preyed on Gatsby’ one