Normally I would just include this in a Cinema at Home post, but The Great Gatsby is much too important to be not highlighted alone. I first read the book in 10th grade in my English class, and ever since then I have re-read the book every summer. It is one of my absolute favorite stories, all of the characters are so complex and I have always pictured the characters so vividly in my head.
I know that there are other movie adaptations of Great Gatsby; 1926, 1949, 1974, and 2000, but I have always been afraid to watch them because I did not want to ruin my vision of East and West Egg and Jazz Age New York. The exception to this came when I heard that Baz Luhrmann was directing this film. I love Baz Luhrmann's creativity and the way he mixes modern elements in with older timelines. His version of Romeo and Juliet is one of my favorite films.
The movie was so amazing. Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire were the perfect people to play Gatsby, Daisy and Nick. The movie looked so dreamlike and I just loved the party scenes. There was a lot of comedy added in as well which lightened up the mood in some of the more serious parts. Honestly, when Gatsby died in the pool, My Heart Will Go On popped in my head and I really wanted to yell out "Jack!" (I'm a big Titanic fan).
The last thing I'd like to say is this movie reminded me how much I love Leonardo DiCaprio, and I need to go on a Leo movie marathon sometime soon!
Have you seen Great Gatsby yet? Tell me what you thought about in the comments below!
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