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The Great Gatsby (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 10 May 2013 (USA)
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A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

Director:

Baz Luhrmann

Writers:

Baz Luhrmann (screenplay), Craig Pearce (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 48 wins & 85 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Adam ... Weeping / Singing Woman
Frank Aldridge Frank Aldridge ... Well Dressed Male Witness - Wilson's Garage
Amitabh Bachchan ... Meyer Wolfsheim
Steve Bisley ... Dan Cody
Richard Carter ... Herzog
Jason Clarke ... George Wilson
Adelaide Clemens ... Catherine
Vince Colosimo ... Michaelis
Max Cullen ... Owl Eyes
Mal Day Mal Day ... The Boss-Probity Trust
Elizabeth Debicki ... Jordan Baker
Leonardo DiCaprio ... Jay Gatsby
Joel Edgerton ... Tom Buchanan
Emmanuel Ekwenski Emmanuel Ekwenski ... Jazz Player
Eden Falk Eden Falk ... Mr. McKee
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Storyline

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to Tom Breen, owner of property Breenhold in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales where much of the filming took place, on the first day of shooting it was a beautiful spring day, but as they were filming the scene where a nervous Gatsby has Nick Carroway invite Daisy over for tea, the crew purchased 100,000 liters of water to create the down-pour seen in the film. Breen claims that director Baz Luhrmann had hired a weather guru who got it totally wrong, as after this it rained for the next three days. See more »

Goofs

While Gatsby and Nick drive to lunch, Gatsby's is telling a story. In further shots, however, his mouth is not moving. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick Carraway: In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice. "Always try to see the best in people," he would say. As a consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgements. But even I have a limit.
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Crazy Credits

Jay Gatsby's flower symbol is shown throughout the credits with different letters in place of the 'JG'. The 3rd to last flower, preceding the music section, has 'JZ' in it (an homage to the film's soundtrack producer Jay-Z. The last flower has the movie's traditional 'JG' in it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Michael Madsen/Ekaterina Gamova (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
Written by GoonRock (as David Listenbee), Jordan Orvash, MoZella (as Maureen Ann McDonald), Francesca Richard, Andre Smith, Fergie (as Stacy Ferguson), Alexander Scott, Andrea Martin, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed).
Published by GoonRock Music/Chebra Music, administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Australia/(c) 2013 Mo Zella Mo Music, Verses of Style Publishing BMI/Notting Hill Music administered by Universal Music Publishing Australia, Dre Kroon Music, Headphone Junkie Publishing (ASCAP), EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Limited, God's Cryin' Publishing/ Sony ATV Music Publishing (ASCAP), Songs Music Publishing LLC, Songs of SMP / U Betta Like My Music (ASCAP)
Produced by GoonRock (as GoonRock)
Performed by Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock (as GoonRock)
Q-Tip appears courtesy of G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings
GoonRock (as Goonrock) appears courtesy of Goonrock Music
Licensed courtesy of Interscope Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Stop being pretentious and enjoy a decent film.
10 May 2013 | by nurkeverlySee all my reviews

After seeing this film I was more than a little disgusted to see so many negative reviews. The main problem with this film I find is in the first 20-30 minutes, a common problem I spy in Luhrman films that should by no means define an entire film. Giving away nothing the film begins at a brisk and overly flamboyant pace but after a bit it hits what I like to call "Baz's golden point", slows to absolute perfection. That first half hour will leave more than a few shaking their heads, but power through it and you will find The Great Gatsby in all its glory. Luhrman stays as true to the source as he can and Dicaprio gives yet another glorious performance. If I'm going to be honest I think a lot of the negative reviews coming in are due to the "classic" status of the book, people want to act like the hours of school discussions should make this film less fanciful and serious 100 percent of the time. Thing is we have that version twice over in the 1974 & 2000 adaption. Gatsby 2013 is beautiful, over the top, heart wrenching, and thoroughly enjoyable flick that I shall always highly recommend.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,085,185, 12 May 2013

Gross USA:

$144,840,419

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$353,641,895
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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