Watch: The Great Gatsby 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: 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.
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Baz Luhrmann repeats what he did with Rome + Juliet and creates a horrible moster full of FX and exaggeration.
Still, the cast performs well.
An over the top portrayal of the classic novel, while at times excessive and tasteless, it truly hits home with the novels original critique on the excess of the time. The cast was **excellent**, the movie stayed true to the novel in all the most important ways. I personally feel the modern soundtrack wasn’t appropriate in several cases, but a couple flawless executions.
Good film, bad musical score
Only a poor soundtrack filled with contemporary music spoiled this latest version of The Great Gatsby for me. In a tradition of blond Gatsbys, Leonardo DiCaprio steps into the shoes of Alan Ladd and Robert Redford in essaying the part of the social climbing bootlegger from the Roaring Twenties. All that will make Jay Gatsby’s life complete is the love of Daisy Buchanan whom he courted before his service in World War I. The problem is that she’s slightly married to upper class Tom Buchanan. Daisy is played by Carey Mulligan and Buchanan is played by Australian player Joel Edgerton.
In fact except for DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway the whole cast is mostly Australian which is to be expected since most of the production was shot there. I have to say that the Australian studio did a marvelous job in recreating New York of the Twenties and the ritzy and glamorous part of Long Island where most of the story takes place.
As the book is written in the person of Nick Carraway it was also a good move to have Maguire narrate the story. Tobey’s narration gives us the background of the story and Carraway’s character functions as he should.
Leonardo DiCaprio does a wonderful job playing the social climbing Gatsby who weaves his own legend as he gives fabled parties on Long Island where the illegal liquor flows freely. Beneath his self assurance there is a bit of a frightened edge like this is all going to be taken away from him so enjoy while you can.
Perhaps the producers thought that no one would see a film with old music in it. There is some there, Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue comes to mind. But the contemporary music on the soundtrack is jarring and out of place.
But overall this is a good telling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tale of the Roaring Twenties.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 23 min (143 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Baz Luhrmann
Writer Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton
Country Australia, United States
Awards Won 2 Oscars. 50 wins & 86 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera 3ality Technica Stereoscopic Image Processor (SIP), 3ality Technica TS-5 3D rig, Red Epic (dual-strip 3-D), Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Film Length 3,881 m (Portugal, 35mm), 3,893 m (8 reels)
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (5K) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)