The Great Gatsby
The first movie I’ll be review is “The Great Gatsby”, it’s not the first movie I’ve seen of course but I couldn’t explain why: it made me want to start this Tumblr.
I haven’t read the book (yet?) so it’s just about the movie. The actors are amazing as the cast was full of promises ! Such a beautiful movie even when you see the exaggeration of special effects when they’re driving cars: they don’t even look at the road, but that kind of make me laugh anyway.
The Gatsby’s character (Leonardo DiCaprio) is based on a man who’s always hoping for something better, he’s always looking for something up, beyond, nothing is enought for him, he’s not happy until he has exactly what he has decided to get. He’s waiting for Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) for 5 years, and when she tells him that she just wants to go away with him: Gatsby absolutely wants her to get what he bought for her, even if she just wants him.. just him, not all the unnecessary things around.
The fact is: he planned everything in his life, all on getting her back with his house and everything, so as soon as there is a little change: he’s losing control of himself, and this unstable aspect about him, makes him lose his beloved.
Leonardo DiCaprio is playing with verve as always.. and I don’t know if you thought the same as me but at the end when Nick sees him at the egde of the pier, he has the same posture in Titanic in front of the big clock.
I love the set and the costumes of the “Roaring Twenties”. And most of all, I love the marble stairs on Gatsby’s house!!
The musics are spendid : Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Emeli Sandé, The XX, Sia, Lana Del Rey, Gotye and especally Florence And The Machine that I love. I really liked the sentences which appear sometines on the screen, a simple special effect which works.
During the movie, there is all along suspens around Gatsby’s big secret: maybe too much because it’s not as bis (and original) as we’re waiting for. The naration by Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), makes us go on his rythm, and it’s not a bad thing.
The love story makes me think of Devdas (indian movie): this impossible love, this hope, even for us as spectator. It broke my heart apart. Really, it makes me sad and frustated.. I mean who doesn’t like happy endings!! And I like to think that Gatsby died with the idea of Daisy calling him to run away with him forever, because yes, sometimes I like romance like this! To finish, this movie took me away, I couldn’t explain why. For this one, I can say: this is the magic of cinema.