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The Great Gatsby, Comparing the Film and Text

Summary: Compares and contrasts the film and text versions of F.Scott Fitzgerald's classic, The Great Gatsby. Describes how although the two works are similar; there are subtle differences that detract from the reader's interpretation of the novel and its characters. Focuses on differences in color symbolism as well as the addition and deletion of scenes.

The movie The Great Gatsby is an attempt to recreate a classic American novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920's. Although the two works are similar; there are subtle differences that detract from the reader's interpretation of the novel and its characters. The movie and book can be contrasted in terms of colour symbolism, the addition, and deletion of scenes. These characteristics reinforce and highlight the difference the between the two works; the setting however is one factor, which remains relatively unaltered. These differences however ultimately divert the overall reader's interpretation from Fitzgerald's character's to the movie's characters.

The use of colour in both the novel and movie serve as substantial factors to the perception of Fitzgerald's characters. The most prominent colour change between the two is the alteration of Daisy's representational colour from white to yellow. In the novel...

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