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1974 Gatsby vs. 2013 Gatsby--Blue day

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Kamryn Lindskov
01-03-2016
02:00 PM ET (US)
In 8-10 sentences, discuss at least 5 key differences between the two movies. What do you think is the MAJOR difference?If you had only watched the 1974 and/or 2013 movie and not read the book, what might be the result? What would you think or what would you miss?

The first difference I notice most in the Great Gatsby Movies is the music. Some didn't like the music in the newer version because it didn't relate to the time period. However I loved the music in this movie, as did I like the modern effect it added to the movie. The newer movie was much more over the top as far asa technology, costumes, and edits. I thought it added some kind of feel of how the 1920s were over the top. Even though the 1974 version showed how the time period actually was, while not over exaggerating everything. The characters were obviously different, but I thought both were portrayed very well. Gatsby in the new version was much less calm than in the first movie. Daisy in the 1974 version was a lot more ditzy and seemed less intelligent in my opinion.I thought the movies both showed the storyline very well. Whether you prefer the new or old they both are portraying the same ideas. The idea of what love and money can do to people.
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Joe Hanisch
01-03-2016
01:23 PM ET (US)
There are several differences between the 1974 Gatsby and the 2013 Gatsby. In my opinion, most of these differences were improvements. I like to think that the main difference was just how much more modern the 2013 movie was. I would say that one of the big reasons that the 2013 movie was more modern is because of the music. The old movie had actual 1920's music; the new movie had Jay-Z. The parties were a lot more wild in the second movie also. In my opinion, the more modern feel was a good thing. The old movie tried to be way too romantic; a majority of the movie was them looking awkwardly into each others eyes and saying absolutely nothing. Another big difference that really changed the feel of the movie was the fact that nick was being treated for mental problems as he told the story. One last obvious difference was that Gatsby was more calm in the old movie, when in the new movie he would get angry from time to time.
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Tristen Boeckholt
12-23-2015
12:43 AM ET (US)
The major difference between the two movies is Gatsby's anger. In the 1974 movie Gatsby was calm and collective, he was sweet to Daisy and never lost his cool with Tom. In the 2013 movie Gatsby was sweet to Daisy, but had anger, when Tom was questioning him he lost his cool and exploded on Tom. Another difference between the two movies is in the 2013 movie, Tom tells George Wilson who owned the yellow car, while in the 1974 movie he had never told him. In the 1974 movie Myrtle breaking the glass made it seem like George was locking her up there, while in the 2013 movie she was able to open the window. If you had not read the book you might not have known that George was locking her up in there. In the 1974 movie Gatsby and Daisy left the plaza hotel because Gatsby was chasing after her. In the 2013 Movie Tom had told Gatsby that him and Daisy should head back to his house, showing that Tom knows Daisy would stay with him.
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Ryley Nelson
12-22-2015
10:47 PM ET (US)
In 8-10 sentences, discuss at least 5 key differences between the two movies. What do you think is the MAJOR difference?If you had only watched the 1974 and/or 2013 movie and not read the book, what might be the result? What would you think or what would you miss?

 There are many similar things in the two movies, but there are also many differences. The major difference that I noticed was that the music in the 2013 movie was not anything like music from the twenties unlike in the 1974 movie where they used very authentic music to fit the setting. Another difference was how the book was interpreted. The 1947 version already interpreted what Fitzgerald said, but the 2013 movie interpreted from the 1947 movie making some of the main points being completely unrecognized. The storytelling in both of the movies was based on different artistic styles. If I had only watched the 2013 movie it would generally be a good movie because I would have had no background information. I would think that Gatsby had a completely different attitude. The one thing I would mainly miss would be the true relationships between the characters.
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Kobe Moldrem
12-22-2015
05:20 PM ET (US)
 In 8-10 sentences, explain major differences you see in the two men that play Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio). Who did it better? Which do you prefer? WHY? Provide specific examples.
 
In the 1974 movie, Gatsby was calm and had a harmless but strong love for Daisy. In the 2013 movie, DiCaprio has a harmful love for her. This is shown in the scene at the plaza when they went into town and Tom and Gatsby got in a harmless argument during the 74 movie and physical argument in the 13 movie. Personally, I like the 2013 movie better but I think Robert Redford played Jay Gatsby better. The Gatsby in the 74 movie relates to the emotions and dialogue of the real story that Fitzgerald told much more clearly than the new movie. I liked the more relaxed Gatsby, the one that never rose his voice and acted like much more of a gentleman than the 13 Gatsby.
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Amber Muth
12-22-2015
05:02 PM ET (US)
Robert Redford as Gatsby in 1974 is calm and collective. Leonardo DiCaprio in 2013 as Gatsby has anger issues and loses control when it comes to business. Honestly I liked both of the characters because they weren't the same. Leo as Gatsby was too different from Robert as Gatsby. Personally, I like Leo's acting better than Robert's. I prefer Leo over Robert because I've seen Leo's acting before and thoroughly enjoy it. Robert Redford's acting is really awkward. An example of the awkwardness is when he meets Daisy for the first time in five years.
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Corwin McBreen
12-22-2015
04:25 PM ET (US)
3: There are many different things different between the 1974 and the 2013 movie. For one at the beginning of the 2013 one Nick is talking to a doctor. They never showed Nick talking to a doctor in the 1974 one. The music is very different in each of the films. In the 1974 film the music matched the movie scenes. As for the 2013 movie the music did not go with the sense. Also when Tom hit Myrtle he hit her with the back of his hand in the 2013 movie. In the 1974 movie Tom hit her with the palm of his hand. Another thing is when the clock sense comes on in the 1974 he did not break the clock. In the 2013 movie he did break the clock. I think if they would have took a better look at the book the 2013 would have turned out way better.
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McKenzie Henning
12-22-2015
04:23 PM ET (US)
 In 8-10 sentences, discuss at least 5 key differences between the two movies. What do you think is the MAJOR difference?If you had only watched the 1974 and/or 2013 movie and not read the book, what might be the result? What would you think or what would you miss?

I would like to point out that in both the two movies watched it had very good depth and suspicion. A topic that most people don't understand is that one of the main characters, Gatsby, does a lot more than what is expected. Sure the lines were the same but did anyone else recognize the feeling that each character spoke differently. They weren't in-depth of what the first movie was. For an example when Daisy cries because of Gatsby's shirts, she put sympathy and emotion in her acting whereas it wasn't the same in the newer movie. I feel as if the both movies and the book were all in comparison. The intensity between Gatsby and Daisy were loved but not as in good depth. I really did enjoy each movie along with the book but I had some questionable responses to the most part. What I would miss most is seeing the characters and the willingness they have towards each other.
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Ellie Krizan
12-22-2015
04:16 PM ET (US)
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There were many changes between the two films. Obviously, because time and technology has advanced between the movies. In both films, Gatsbys parties are over the top and crazy. In the 1974 version, Nick meets Wolfsheim in a very calm restaurant. In the 2013 film, it was at a crazy party behind a barber shop! In the 1974 film, Myrtle breaks the glass of the window while in the 2013, the window is wide open. I enjoyed in the 2013 version that the green light was much easier to see and was very bright, whereas the 1974 green light was small and dim. Another difference was that a butler came and got Jordan from the party in 2013, and the butler got Nick from the party in 1974.
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Nichole Axelson
12-22-2015
01:37 PM ET (US)
3. In 8-10 sentences, discuss at least 5 key differences between the two movies. What do you think is the MAJOR difference?If you had only watched the 1974 and/or 2013 movie and not read the book, what might be the result? What would you think or what would you miss?


There are many different things that happen between these two movies. For starters in the new movie Nick is mentally unstable and he’s telling the doctor what lead him to where he’s telling and writing about his summer years before. The music in the two are very different in the 1974 movie they have music that go with the area of time the movie was made for and in the new 2013 they have modern music or remixes of 1920’s songs. There clothes are shorter and hair is more shorter in the new music than the old there showing more skin. Nick says in both movies he’s only been drunk two times in his life but in the new movie at the parties Gatsby throw he gets drunk at them. Also in the new movie there first time going to west egg they road a train instead of driving. Also when there having brunch when we first meet daisy in the old movie she made a big deal about how tom bruised her pinky but in the new movie they don’t even mention it. If they wouldn’t read the book they wouldn’t know that the old movie is more alike the book than the new. You would miss some details that Fitzgerald wanted us to know.
Edited 12-22-2015 01:37 PM
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Christian Hackett
12-21-2015
08:55 PM ET (US)
 In 8-10 sentences, explain major differences you see in the two men that play Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio). Who did it better? Which do you prefer? WHY? Provide specific examples.

What are some major differences and some things that the two men who play the role of Jay Gatsby have in common? One of the biggest differences that I noticed between the two men playing the characters is that Robert Redford play much more of a gentleman Gatsby. He never rose his voice was always calm and handled things with manners. Leonardo was still a gentleman but at points he would loose him temper and was very demanding. Another thing that I believed was very different was how they expressed their love for Daisy. Robert kept his and Daisy's love concealed for as long as he could and never really told anyone about there love. Leonardo was very out there when expressing his love for Daisy. Even though I liked the new movie better I really do believe that Robert played a better Jay Gatsby. If I had to choose a Jay Gatsby I would choose Leonardo the reason behind this is because he isn't afraid to share what he feels and is willing to do anything for the love of his life.
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Gillian Watkins
12-21-2015
04:18 PM ET (US)
One difference from the 1974 movie and the 2013 movie is that Daisy's character doesn't fit as much in the 2013 one. I think that in the 1974 movie she is played better and more ditzy how I pictured her in the book. Another big difference was in the 2013 movie the parties and houses didn't look like the 1920's. Most of the scenes looked fake. A big difference in the new movie is how Gatsby is more aggressive. Another big thing about the new movie is that you never meet his dad. In all, I think that the major difference is that the new movie was not as much like the book as the old movie was. The old one reminded me more of what I thought it looked like in my head than the new one did.
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Erin Walstead
12-21-2015
04:16 PM ET (US)
In 8-10 sentences, discuss at least 5 key differences between the two movies. What do you think is the MAJOR difference?If you had only watched the 1974 and/or 2013 movie and not read the book, what might be the result? What would you think or what would you miss
So many differences are through out the movie. It seemed that in the first movie it fit a lot of what I saw in the characters, like Daisy's voice, etc. They didn't act all the same in the movies with their actions and the way they talked. There were also differences by the way Nick met Gatsby. Then I also thought the new movie didn't show as much expression when Tom, Gatsby, and Daisy get into the argument at the hotel. In the new movie I think it changes the perspective a little by Nick starting out talking to a doctor instead of it just being the book read.I feel Jordan also had a bigger role in the new movie rather then in the old movie. I do feel though that the biggest difference between the two is the first one having more of the story line of the book when the 2nd one left some things out.
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Ryan Beck
12-21-2015
04:12 PM ET (US)
Write 8-10 sentences comparing either the music or the cinematography between 1974 and 2013.

I found many differences in the two movies. Some of the biggest differences came in some of the movies most famous scenes. In the 2013 movie the first party scene was way more active and over the top than the 1973 scene. In the scene where Nick meets Wolfsheim in the 1973 movie he talked about his cuffs. And in the 2013 movie he talked about his tie button. Another scene that I noticed a major difference in the two films was in the scene where Gatsby shows Nick his Medal from the war. Also the scene with Myrtle being trapped in the house was very different. In the 2013 movie Myrtle did not look sad or mad, she looked more concerned.
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Erika Malloy
12-21-2015
04:12 PM ET (US)
1. In 8-10 sentences, explain major differences you see in the two men that play Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio). Who did it better? Which do you prefer? WHY? Provide specific examples.


The old movie and the new movie have a lot of differences. In the old movie I think J Gatsby fit the character well. In the new movie I don't think that that's how Gatsby would be. In the new one Gatsby was very up front with what he wanted. But in ways the movies are a lot alike. Gatsby stills falls in love with a girl named daisy and wants to win her over. But in some parts of the new movie was a lot different than the old movie. For instance When daisy and Gatsby hit Myrtle with the car nick freaked out on Gatsby for not stopping when he hit her. In the old movie nick was very calm about it.
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Tyndall Petterson
12-21-2015
03:23 PM ET (US)
3. In 8-10 sentences, discuss at least 5 key differences between the two movies. What do you think is the MAJOR difference?If you had only watched the 1974 and/or 2013 movie and not read the book, what might be the result? What would you think or what would you miss?

The major difference between the old movie and the new movie is their loyalty to the book. The old movie followed the characters words much more accurately than the new movie. The new movie also left some parts out that the old movie did not. The new movie left out Gatsby asking Nick to watch them over, but it seemed like it was assumed. The new movies characters were also a little different. I think that the Gatsby in the old movie was better, but the Daisy in the new movie was better. Another difference is the drama in the characters. The characters in the old movie were much more dramatic than the characters in the new movie. Another difference I noticed was the parties in the old movie were not quite as extravagant as the parties in the new movie. The last difference is how Nick met Gatsby. In the old movie it was much closer to the book. In the new movie, it was portrayed in a much more extravagant way.
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