Finally got around to seeing the movie—with Rita and Sara Grace. I never expected Baz Luhrmann to capture the magic of Fitzgerald’s brief story that became a masterpiece largely through the brilliance of what it left out.
Luhrmann didn’t leave anything out. In fact, he embellished all the details and left us with a story that may have lacked Fitzgerald’s magic but made up for it in sheer drama and explosive emotions.
The high point of the movie: DiCaprio's Gatsby losing his temper and looking like a killer on the loose with his hands around Tom Buchanan’s throat. It wasn’t that gripping in the novel. But it made Gatsby live and breath on the screen.
Causes William Ong Supports
Southern Poverty Law Center