The Great Jay Gatsby
“He, who does not love movies with Leonardo DiCaprio, has not seen movies with DiCaprio!” – Under this slogan I went to the movies “The Great Gatsby“. Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio is perfect in the role of Jay Gatsby! Elegant, intelligent, gentleman with excellent manners. I was extremely pleased with this movie, because everything in it is so beautiful, refined, every detail thought out to the smallest detail that watching on the big screen, only reinforces the positive impressions of this film. The finishing touch in a kaleidoscope of what is happening on the screen – incredible dresses and suits from the legendary Prada and Tiffany & Co. The 2014 Oscar Winner (Best Production Design and Best Costume Design), The Great Gatsby was also awarded as the Best Foreign Drama, in Moscow April 12, 2014.
To create luxurious dresses Miuccia Prada used archives of Prada and Miu Miu. These stunning dresses, although designed in the spirit of ’20 of the last century, look true to this day. Among the used materials – fur, silk and lace, decorated with feathers, rhinestones and sequins. They emphasize brightness, sexuality and some occurring excesses.
In decoration and design was engaged the legendary Tiffany & Co. It is hard to imagine the characters (especially the ladies), accustomed to luxury, splendor and beauty without these luxury jewelry made of gold, diamonds and pearls. Apparel visualizes the inner meaning of what is happening. Shiny facade hides the dark emptiness that prevails inside the characters.
Despite the fact that one of the main genres of the film is a melodrama, a love conflict is not the only place. This is a film about what may induce blinding hopes and dreams, rather than love, as one might think initially. Also, a vile society that remembers and “respect” human until there is a benefit from him, while discussing his own vices, which are actually much smaller than themselves.
Carey Mulligan (Daisy Buchanan). Her name means “daisy”, small, delicate, fragile flower, living in a “golden cage” – thus she appears in front of me in this movie. But behind the mask of this flower is absolutely nothing. Emptiness, indecision, and selfishness.
“I tried to think about Gatsby then for a moment, but he was already too far away, and I could only remember, without resentment, that Daisy hadn’t sent a message or a flower”.
“They were careless peoples, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. …”
“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
“Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone“, he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
“He had a big future before him, you know. He was only a young man, but he had a lot of brain power here”.
He touched his head impressively, and I nodded.
“If he’d of lived, he’d of been a great man. A man like James J. Hill. He’d of helped build up the country”.
“When a man gets killed I never like to get mixed up in it any way. I keep out. When I was a young man it was different – if a friend of mine died, no matter how, I stuck with them to the end. You may think that’s sentimental, but I mean it – to the bitter end.”
“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead,” he suggested. “After that, my own rule is to let everything alone.”
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther … And one fine morning –
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
The Great Jay Gatsby
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