Archive for November, 2013

The Great Gatsby

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

2013-04-The-Great-Gatsby-Poster-7The Great Gastby offers a taste of the vibrant and lively 1920s, during the height of opportunities in the United States, shortly after WWI.

Amongst the glitter and glamour of the roaring 1920s, Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), opens his home to New York revellers but has a hidden desire to win back his lover Daisy (Carey Mulligan). To keep their romance hidden from her husband, aspiring writer, Nick Carraway (Toby Maguire), gets involved in the turmoil that unfolds, within a higher class of society than his own.

Throughout the movie, the soundtrack provides a modern element to the film, mixing retro tunes to recognisable mainstream chart toppers. If anything, the soundtrack entices the younger generation to appreciate the film, which some may discard as ‘old-fashioned’.

It must be noted that Leonardo DiCaprio’s role is admirable, perfectly portraying a wealthy gentleman, whose millionaire status means little when it comes to his love for Daisy. It could be that the well-known actor could finally receive the long awaited Oscar for his role.