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The Great Gatsby

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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A would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures in association with A&E Television a Bazmark, Red Wagon Entertainment production ; producer, Baz Luhrmann ... [et. al.] ; written by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce ; directed by Baz Luhrmann
Title: The great Gatsby
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2013]
Edition: Rental ed.
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Performers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki.
Summary: A would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language
System Details: DVD, region 1, dual-layer, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD, region 1, dual-layer, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby digital
DVD, region 1, dual-layer, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby digital
DVD
Other Language: English, French or Spanish dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles
Subject Headings: Rich people Drama Long Island (N.Y.) Drama Married women Drama First loves Drama
Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Feature films
Romance films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Rich people
Married women
First loves
Publisher No: 1000288274
3000052025
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE G
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire


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Jul 21, 2014
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this film! Not only was the story great, the actors born to the roles, but the sets were breath takingly opulent! Spendid movie!

Jul 20, 2014
  • Palomino rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It did not work and I did not like it. All the characters were annoying and the lovers had no chemistry at all, horrible, and it wasn't trying in any way to be believable, everything was fake and stage-y (exactly like watching a musical, but it wasn't). Yet I did like it, it was very grand and stylish. I suspect this movie would be better watched while at a party, overtired, or under the influence of something.

Jun 05, 2014
  • mykindofcrazy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really don't think they were going for a remake of the old classic and for it to be scene as a classic. It's a modern take done in Hollywood with todays twist of music, art and portraying the story.

Jun 03, 2014
  • Kelly196 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

While there were other versions of this movie made, this one (2013) had an up beat pace to it. I found this release very enjoyable and entertaining.

May 12, 2014
  • catinthehat17 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Expecting a classic type movie, I'm a bit baffled (and disappointed really) after viewing this film which, had I been on my own, would've been turned off. Having said that I was sort of sucked in for the ride and although quite interesting in delivery, I wouldn't recommend. Regret not reading the comments below, lesson learned....

May 05, 2014
  • Idontwantausername2 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This version does not follow the story so if you haven't read the book you would think this is correct. The music is all wrong and there is so much glitz you don't even want to keep watching. I did think the Tom Buchanan character was good for the script they gave him, he pulled it off. Otherwise, nobody was as good as in the Redford version.

Apr 29, 2014
  • BlueHippo rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Maybe I'm just not a Fitzgerald fan in general, but I didn't think that even the costuming and sets could make this movie interesting. I just thought it was BORING, BORING, BORING.

Amy Wallace's portrait (in the NYT magazine) of "auteur" Baz Lurhmann was one of the most fawning, clueless pieces I've read outside of a gossip magazine. Luhrmann is much more P.T. Barnum than P.T. Anderson, a showman rather than a true artist whose films are devoid of ideas or originality, which is why he strives to bludgeon viewers into submission with non-stop music, flashy visuals and frantic editing. Two points that any observant critics would have picked up on: 1) His image of the Fitzgeralds' passing the Statue of Liberty on a boat is not only a cliche, but it's clearly lifted from "The Godfather II" when Vito Corleone arrives in America. 2) Making a movie based on Bulgakov's novel "The Master and Margarita" and calling it "Sympathy for the Devil" is a blantant steal from the Stones song of the same name, which was inspired by the novel. And that's exactly what Lurhmann is: a rip-off artist.

Apr 03, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 2013 Australian-American film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name.
Although there is a 3D version, this DVD is unfortunately 2D.
Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, a granddaughter of Fitzgerald praised the style and music of the film.
One critic says that the film emphasizes visual splendor at the expense of its source material's vibrant heart.
Another says that the elaborate production designs were a misfire and what was "intractably wrong with the film is
that there's no reality to heighten; it's a spectacle in search of a soul."
Yet another says that Baz Luhrmann (co-writer & director) is exactly the wrong person to adapt such a delicately rendered story,
and his film plays like a ghastly roaring 1920s blowout at a sorority house.
However, I think that the film is fascinating, involving and thrilling.
The actors' performances are so excellent, convincing, emotionally-charged and tension-filled that I could thoroughly enjoy it.
Especially, Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan are both doing an excellent job of showing those two unique characters.
The title ("The Great Gatsby"), however, is misleading because Gatsby is not great at all.
Gatsby is rather an antihero who stubbornly runs after Daisy without a rational mind.
And Daisy is such a weak-minded---if not feeble-minded---girl who doesn't know what she really wants that she abandons Gatsby at the most critical moment.
In other words Gatsby fell in love with the wrong girl.
He shouldn't try to re-live the past glory.
In this sense Nick Carraway is absolutely right on and says to Gatsby, "You can't repeat the past."
In any case, this is a fascinating and thought-provoking drama.

Mar 29, 2014
  • greenacres rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This is just so bad, I can't believe I finished watching it. I'd rather have another root canal than ever be forced to watch this movie again. I'll take the Robert Redford version any day, it captured Fitzgerald's novel.

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Jan 04, 2014
  • glenneaton rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Oct 28, 2013
  • Wuzo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Oct 28, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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

Oct 23, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Oct 23, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

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Jul 15, 2013
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