Film Review Of The Great Gatsby

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Life is not only about love, dreams, diamonds, champagne, and luxury cars, but also the tiny little louse called fate that are biting you whenever you are satisfied with what you’ve already owned in that period. Gatsby, one of those rich gentlemen in New York, came back from where he didn’t want to mention and to be known. Yet he have had everything he thought he could catch Daisy’s love again, the only thing he don’t have was so called his “blood” as Tom Buchanan said. He is the outsider who are initially excluded from the upper class in New York. However, in Nick’s eyes, Gatsby is the men with his hope who is questioning the careless and cold blood society at that period. Nick even thinks that Gatsby’s lying is forgivable as long as he just …show more content…
Gatsby is rich while he owns a poor early life; therefore, he is naturally nervous while he is being with those real upper-class person. Leonardo do shows this emotion in the movie. When Gatsby first meet Tom Buchanan, Leonardo shows the character’s nervous by avoiding eye contact while shaking hands and greeting, which I think it is easier to let audience know how Gatsby’s opinion towards those people who are born with elegance. Gatsby deeply knows no matter how much fortune he owns, there is always a fundamental difference between those upper-class persons and himself: their disparate family background. That’s what the story is always indicating as a potential conflict. In the 2013 version, this conflict is presented more directly and obviously. When Gatsby in the suite arguing with Tom for Daisy, Leonardo presents Gatsby’s intense anger while he is ignored and hurt again and again by being judged by his early background, then he bursts out and wants to beat Tom Buchanan. Through Leonardo’s convulsive and twisty facial expression and his violent behavior, we can tell how Gatsby is deeply depressed inside his heart, his helplessness about the hierarchy gap. I think that’s also what the author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, wants to show …show more content…
In the end of the movie, Gatsby tells the truth of his background and how his love for Daisy pushes him to struggle for a better future. Nick thinks Gatsby is an optimistic man full of hope who believes in himself for changing the bad situation. All Gatsby does: holding parties, selling bootleg wines is for meet Daisy again. Under this premise, Gatsby is not a coward muttering his fake background anymore, but is a hero of love. The movie also spend more times than the previous version on talking about the relationship between Gatsby and Daisy, making audience paying their attention to it. At the end of the movie, Nick’s attitude towards the people in the City of New York shifts to be repugnant, since they all misunderstanding Gatsby’s heart. The latest version poetizes the power of love and hope, which makes Nick compliment Gatsby. He is a courage man not afraid to use his hands to change his life, that’s what the author also want us to

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