Essay about The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1440 Words Dec 7th, 2015 6 Pages
rom the beginning of film, love stories have been part of the industry. They are, no doubt, one of the most popular subjects that filmmakers choose to explore, especially ones from novels and other literary works. The most popular of these, however, is The Great Gatsby. It is a film that explores different kinds of relationships in women and men, and with the use of specific film elements, it puts a twist on the common love story. The film The Great Gatsby utilizes mise-en-scene, character development, and plot to show the estrangement of the main character, Jay Gatsby, from his peers. This is what leads to an uncommon story of boy falling in love with girl.
The Mise-En-Scene in The Great Gatsby is one of the main ways Baz Luhrmann, the director of the newest Gatsby film, shows the estrangement of Gatsby. Jay Gatsby is a rags-to-riches story, the very embodiment of the American Dream. From extravagant parties and expensive cars and clothing, Jay Gatsby lives a luxurious lifestyle. Gail Lathrop and David O. Sutton collaborated on a piece of literature called “Elements Of Mise-En-Scene” and explain together that, “costume as an aspect of mise-en-scene in film, however, gains even more significance when directors manipulate costume so that it functions in special ways in the film as a whole. Costume can serve to enhance the narrative, or story, for instance, by suggesting social position of characters. Obviously a threadbare cotton shirt gives a very different picture than…

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