The Great Gatsby: Comparing Book And Movie

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“That is not how I pictured it!” You can commonly hear this phrase from some individuals after watching a film version of their favorite book. If you read the book, you have an image in your head of what the character looks like, what their voices sound like, and what the scene looks like, and usually it is pretty good. But when you watch the movie, all those images get shattered. Reading the books is the most popular activity for people around the world that would last forever. As a fact, now we even have a chance to see the actual written story on the big screens with colorful settings and popular characters. Therefore, the debate wheatear the books more efficiently portray the story than the movies arose. However, most of the people would …show more content…
They will provide an example of the film version of “The Great Gatsby” and say that it is greatly portray some aspects of the story rather than the book. In the movies you see more colorful picture with already created characters that have their own traits and habits. The setting in the film also is completed and sometimes some moments exaggerated to get more emotions from the audiences. You do not have to picture anything in your mind you can just watch and enjoy movie after all work for creating it is already done. Some audiences claim that movie greatly portrays the roaring twenties or the jazz age in which the book took place that you really cannot see on the pages of the book. You can see the women, flappers, dressed in bright clothing with sparkling jewelry. Gatsby’s parties greatly portray the atmosphere of rich people in 1920s. The huge parties with thousands of guest, infinite number of food tables, full orchestra and fireworks all get audiences’ attention. Although, for the most people who are experts in the excellent book their attention is more concentrated on the real actions that happens to the characters and make audiences fell in the certain way and not just happy and wealthy parties that leaves people indifferent. The great action that shows in the novel is the violence that portrayed better in the book rather than in its film version. One example where violence …show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald is more than its film version by Baz Luhrmann because it greatly portrays the major themes and the original ideas of the story. The moral corruption of the wealthy and some poor characters, class difference, and the opposite side of the American Dream are more efficiently illustrated in the books. The people are more interested and concentrated their attentions on the themes and objectives that story is telling and leaves the reader with some important lessons about it. However, not every film does the excellent job in portraying the main lessons of the stories and teaching the reader of some important aspects that author originally wrote about. The greater advice is to read more books rather than watch films because this way your mind is open for the imagination. As the English author Neil Gaiman said “A book is a dream that you hold in your

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