The Great Gatsby

Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for widespread economic prosperity, the development of jazz music, flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture, and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s to build Gatsby's stories, from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.

MPAA Rating:PG-13
Genre:Drama, Romance
Country:Australia, United States
Produced By:Baz Luhrmann, Lucy Fisher, Catherine Knapman, Jay Z, Anton Monsted, Bruce Berman, Barrie M. Osborne, Catherine Martin, Douglas Wick
Directed By:Baz Luhrmann
Written By:F. Scott Fitzgerald, Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
Cast:Jack Thompson, Jey Oz, Georgia Jarrett, Baz Luhrmann, Heather Mitchell, Sarah Bishop, Tiger Leacey Wyvill, Elliott Collinson, Stephen James King, Alison Benstead, Bryan Probets, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emmanuel Ekwenski, Lara Goldie, Briden Starr, Joel Edgerton, Arthur Dignam, Mikaela Smith, Richard Carter, Milan Pulvermacher, Frank Aldridge, Hamish Michael, Denning Isles, Julie-Anne Breen, Kasia Stelmach, Jacek Koman, Corey Mills, Joel Amos Byrnes, Garrett William Fountain, Isla Fisher, Lisa Adam, Gareth Hamilton-Foster, Emily Foreman, Jeff Duff, Goran D. Kleut, Brenton Prince, Callan McAuliffe, Karinna Greksa, Thomas Egan, Kirby Burgess, Gemma Ward, Olga Miller, Jake Ryan, Jason Clarke, Gus Murray, Sylvana Vandertouw, Natasha Marconi, Gadir Rajab, Adelaide Clemens, Steve Bisley, Eddie Ritchard, Tobey Maguire, Iota, John Sheerin, Alexander Roberts, Alex Lissine, Amitabh Bachchan, Simon Edds, Drew Pearson, Conor Fogarty, Felix Williamson, Ben McIvor, Lara Mulcahy, Elizabeth Debicki, Matthew Whittet, Mal Day, Brian Rooney, Barry Otto, Hrvoje Klecz, Kahlia Greksa, Matt James, Jeremy Costello, Max Cullen, Bill Young, Carey Mulligan, Charlize Skinner, Kim Knuckey, Stefan Mogel, Roger Adam Smith, Cocheene Smith, Mitchell Bowker, Vince Colosimo, Ryan Cooper, Kate Mulvany, Nicholas Simpson, Kai Pantano, Kate Little, John O'Connell, Eden Falk, Nick Tate, Jaimee Peasley, Brendan Maclean
In Theaters:May 10, 2013
Runtime:2 hours 23 minutes
Production:Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, A&E Television Networks
Box Office:$144,840,419
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Vudu
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