The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby (2013)
We have all read the book in high school or have at least heard of this story in modern times.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's storied novel is one of the greatest literary American works in our history.
Since released in 1925, Gatsby has been adapted for the big screen four separate times (1926), (1949),(1974) and now in 2013, this release is by far the best of them all.
With a $127 million dollar working budget, The Great Gatsby is not considered to be a critically acclaimed classical release, but it is a visual extravaganza of the highest order.
Leonardo DiCaprio as the charismatic Jay Gatsby and the previously Spider-Man type-casted Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, both give Oscar worthy performances.
Maguire has firmly reestablished himself beyond his beloved role of "web-slinger" Peter Parker, and DiCaprio commands your attention from the time his face hits the screen.
The striking background scenery and decor in the film was pure ocular opulence as illustrated in the Art Deco style which originated in France during 'The Roaring Twenties'.
It was a wild and rambunctious time period; a decade of decadence fueled by the Jazz Age, flappers and the Charleston.
Gatsby is a must see, especially in 3D format. Also it doesn’t hurt to have the film’s score executive-produced by Jay-Z and The Bullitts.
Do yourself a favor and do not wait. Go see The Great Gatsby in 3D, immediately.
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Nick Carraway (Sam Waterston), a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the newly rich Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford).
He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
With a screenplay written by The Godfather I and II director Francis Ford Coppola, this adaptation of Gatsby is very entertaining by 1970s standards.
Industry heavyweights, Mia Farrow and Bruce Dern round out the main cast as Daisy and Tom Buchanan.
Even though The Flow Staff found the piece entertaining, The Great Gatsby received mixed to negative reviews after its release in 1974.
The film was universally praised for its interpretation and staying true to the novel, but was widely criticized for lacking any true emotion or feelings towards the Jazz Age.
Ultimately, the film was a financial success, making $26,533,200 on a $6.5 million budget.
Check out The Great Gatsby (1974) on the late night tip with a slice of pizza.