The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

DVD - 2013
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The Great Gatsby follows viable writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922. Chasing his own American dream, Nick lands next door to Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her husband, Tom Buchanan. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the rich and their loves and deceits. As he bears witness, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams, and tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2013]
Edition: Special edition
ISBN: 9780104784600
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Gr
Description: 2 videodiscs (142 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language


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A film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name about the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick Carraway, who tells of his encounter with Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties on Long Island.

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May 22, 2020

I know the story. Read enough of it. Seen enough of the Redford version. Recommend this one, even over the book. Haven't seen all the way through. Not just saying this cuz of Lana. It's true. Might even watch it all the way through. Not planning to marry Leo. Lana'd get jealous. She wants to marry him after he goes to Venice when he can barely have kids anymore. But he'll marry a lawyer for the poor. Who flies more often than Delta. And hates pollution.

Apr 17, 2020

I loved the modern twist that was made in this film with the rap music. Costumes and shooting were on point.

Jun 27, 2019

Music is way away from time appropriate. Acting has nothing to do with the '20's. Overall, have no idea why anyone would give this a high rating.

No dancing like what was depicted possibly occurred in the '20's.

Feb 21, 2019

Great scenery, but I didn't care about the story at all

Feb 03, 2019

My favourite movie.

Sep 22, 2018

Terrific story and script. Excellent cinematography. Outstanding acting by a stellar cast. Highly recommended for adults.

magiimayy Jan 27, 2018

Such a great movie and cast. I loved all of the theatrics that made it seem to come straight out of the roaring 20s! The ending was quite sad though.

Oct 22, 2017

Good movie based off a book. For a whole lineup of my favorite movies based on books visit my list.

Library_Jill Sep 27, 2017

A new film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, this movie is lush, visually gorgeous, and--from my memories of reading the book--very faithful in bringing the novel to life on the screen. The anachronistic music bothered me for a moment, but I think it was included--like a few costumes that also seemed out of place to me--to create a particular feel that was ultimately appropriate to the story. Good acting, great visuals, and a classic story--I really enjoyed this one!

Sep 17, 2017

This is a great movie with a great cast! The set scenes/scenery are alluring and absolutely exquisite to look at. You wish you were there! The wardrobe, makeup and hair are impeccable and truly capture the beauty and wealth of that era. Leonardo DiCaprio and his leading love interest share a great story of passion, fun and loss. Baz Luhrman did a great job here with his artistic vision come to life! Bravo! I have not read the book, therefore my opinion is not based on the comparison between the novel and the movie, just the movie alone. I own this movie, have watched it many times before and will watch it again! Check this movie out!

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Feb 03, 2019

Nick Carraway: "In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
'Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,' he told me, 'just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.'

noblefilms Oct 28, 2014

He looked at you and understood you in the way that you wanted to be understood.

Oct 28, 2013

Jordan Baker (of Gatsby): "He's an Oxford man." Tom Buchanan: "Like hell he is! He wears a goddamned pink suit!"

Oct 21, 2013

Here lies the center of the Gatsby's madness: Nick Carraway: You can't repeat the past.

Jay Gatsby: Can't repeat the past?

Nick Carraway: No...

Jay Gatsby: Why, of course you can... of course you can.

Oct 21, 2013

Nick Carraway: Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street boomed a steady golden roar. The parties were bigger, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the models were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired. Making the liquor cheaper. Wall Street was luring the young and ambitious, and I was one of them.


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Oct 28, 2013

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