The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Gatsby Le Magnifique

DVD - 2013
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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.
Publisher: Burbank CA : Warner Home Video, c2013
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Great 6939
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (142 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container
Alternative Title: Gatsby le magnifique [DVD]


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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!

Jun 17, 2017

I have re-watched all Gatsby movies in order to rate them, and this is the 4th one. Overall, I still prefer the Robert Redford version, but if you want glitz and glamour, this is the one for you. This movie is just full of TOO MUCH into it. Everything is presented in grander scale compared to the older adaptations. Too much of everything! I'm not sure about the music, they don't seem to sound 20's to me, but they sound good nevertheless. Still a good movie to watch.

BookReviewer2015 Jun 21, 2016

A razzle dazzle epic from Baz Lurhmann, based on Fitzgerald's classic book!

Great performances from all, and what a soundtrack!

Definitely check this one out Old Sport!

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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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Feb 03, 2019

007Gatsby thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jan 04, 2014

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Oct 28, 2013

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