The Great Gatsby (2013)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 22 mins

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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 sees through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
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Cast: Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio

Crew: Baz Luhrmann (Director), Simon Duggan (Director of Photography), Craig Armstrong (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 10 May 2013 (India)

Tagline: I've just heard the most amazing thing... and here I am tantalizing you.

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Did you know? Production was delayed when the director was hit in the head by a moving camera crane, having to then receive three stitches. Read More
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as Daisy Buchanan
as Jay Gatsby
as Catherine
as Meyer Wolfsheim
as Party Guest
as Benny McClenahan
as Klipspringer
as Guard at Gatsby's Gates
as Clerk - Probity Trust
as Teen Jay Gatsby
Supporting Actress
as Gatsby's Butler
as Police Commissioner
as Walter Chase
as Mr McKee
as Jordan Baker
as Pammy
as Jazz Player
as Well Dressed Male Witness - Wilson's Garage
as Languid Girl
as Head Waiter - Speakeasy
as Teddy Barton
as Clerk - Probity Trust
as Myrtle Wilson
as Dr. Walter Perkins
as George Wilson
as Tom Buchanan
as The Boxer
as Silent Film Star Marlene Moon
as Mrs McKee
as Footman
as Senator Gulick
as Weeping / Singing Woman
as The Boss-Probity Trust
as The Professor
as Owl Eyes
as Waiter - Hotel Sayre
as Taxi Driver
as Singer - Wilson's Garage
as Herzog
as Nelson
as Dan Cody
as European Woman
as Young James Gatz
as Nick Carraway
as Michaelis


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Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Red Epic
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
Shot in 3D
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I've just heard the most amazing thing... and here I am tantalizing you.
that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness
there was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering.
Can't repeat the past? ...of course you can!
Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope. ... I come to the admission that it has a limit.
When Daisy is introduced to Gatsby in Nick's cottage, Gatsby sneaks out the back door and emerges through the front completely soaked due to the rain. However, in the next shot, which dialogue indicates takes place with little to no time passing, Gatsby is completely dry.

Errors in Geography
When Gatsby meets Daisy at Nick's cottage, it is 4 pm. Later, they look across the water at Daisy's house in East Egg, with the sun just over it - which would only happen in the morning.

The tenor saxophonist at the Gatsby's mansion party is holding the saxophone incorrectly. The proper way to hold a saxophone is with the left hand on top and the right hand on the bottom. The player in the film is holding the saxophone with the right hand on top and the left hand on the bottom.

Factual Mistake
The "French" phone shown as they talk about the intrusive unwanted guest calling Tom wasn't invented until about the mid-30's. In 1922, you still had to hold the candlestick phone in one hand and talk into the mouthpiece while holding and the earpiece up to your ear.

Factual Mistake
The story is set in 1922, but Gatsby's yellow car is a 1929 Duesenberg Model J.

Factual Mistake
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is featured prominently in this film (during Gatsby's entrance), set in 1922. It was not commissioned until January 1924 and premiered five weeks later on February 12, 1924 by Paul Whiteman and his band Palais Royal Orchestra. Whiteman, aka "King of Jazz" eventually used the piece as his band's theme song.

Factual Mistake
When Gatsby was at Daisy's Louisville home, the opening shot showed him with two ribbons on his chest but in subsequent shots the ribbons were missing. Beyond that, one of the ribbons was the World War I Victory Medal that was awarded to soldiers after the war and clearly this scene was before Gatsby shipped out to France, so there is no way he would be wearing it at this time.

Factual Mistake
Some establishing shots of Manhattan show the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building under construction. The film takes place in 1922. Construction on the Chrysler Building began in 1928 and on the Empire State Building in 1930.
This movie won two Oscars at the 86th Annual Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and Production Design.

An iconic actor in Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan, played a pivotal role in this movie as Meyer Wolfshiem.

The phrase "old sport" is said an incredible 55 times during the length of this movie.

Original release date was Dec of 2012, which was then moved back to July 2013, and then finally rescheduled for May 2013.

Luke Evans was considered for the role of Tom Buchanan.

There are several references to Arrow Collars. Arrow brand detachable shirt collars were common menswear accessories in the early 1920s, and the Arrow Collar Man was featured in a very successful and popular ad campaign.

Genuine Duesenberg automobiles are far too rare and valuable to be used in driving action scenes. (A Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Coupe sold at auction for over $4.5 million in March 2013.) Two Duesenberg Model J replicas were painted yellow and modified to match each other for filming.

Tom mentions Kapi'olani and Punchbowl in a pivotal scene with Daisy. Kapi'olani Park is on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, between the Waikiki and Diamond Head neighborhoods. Punchbowl Crater is about a 6 mile drive to the northwest.

Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Rachel McAdams, Keira Knightley, Blake Lively, Abbie Cornish, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Eva Green, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson were considered to play Daisy Buchanan.

Ben Affleck was considered for the role of Tom Buchanan, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. After Affleck dropped out, Bradley Cooper and Luke Evans were considered and Joel Edgerton was eventually cast.

Hayley Atwell was rumored for the role of Jordan Baker.

Carey Mulligan was at a fashion awards dinner when she got the call from Baz Luhrmann that she'd won the part of Daisy Buchanan. "I burst into tears in the middle of this room with Karl Lagerfeld and all these people standing next to me," she recalls. "They thought I was mental."

Leonardo DiCaprio wanted to play Jay Gatsby because he was drawn to "the idea of a man who came from absolutely nothing, who created himself solely from his own imagination. Gatsby's one of those iconic characters because he can be interpreted in so many ways: a hopeless romantic, a completely obsessed wacko or a dangerous gangster, clinging to wealth."

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire have been real-life friends since childhood. This marks the first time they have appeared in a movie together since Don's Plum.

Production was delayed when the director was hit in the head by a moving camera crane, having to then receive three stitches.
Filming Start Date:
05 Sep 2011