- 02 May 13
Spoiler alert: Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby is full of surprises, and a few major narrative devices you won’t find in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. If you don’t want to know about them, save this review until you’ve seen the movie! Otherwise, party on!
Modern Times: Baz Luhrmann remodels The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the best-known American novel of the 20th century. Now, Baz Luhrmann has finally made a movie version that approaches the original in its epic sweep and poetic feel. By Anne Margaret Daniel.
Quotations from the novel are from F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (Scribners, 1925). From Fitzgerald’s letters: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Correspondence of F. Scott Fitzgerald, ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli and Margaret Duggan (Random House, 1980); and A Life in Letters: F. Scott Fitzgerald, A New Collection, ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli (Touchstone, 1995).