The Great Gatsby

  • *Thur Aug 29
  • Sat Aug 31
Great Gatsby, The (2013)

*Thursday screening FREE to ALL Cornell students courtesy of Welcome Weekend!

Baz Luhrmann
Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire

In the hands of Baz Lurhmann, director of Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale bursts with energy and colorful visuals, echoing the extravagance of one of Gatsby’s own parties. While following the novel’s story—writer Nick Carraway moves to 1920’s Long Island and discovers the complexities of love, wealth and excess from his mysterious neighbor Jay Gatsby—Lurhmann takes stylistic liberties, melding modern music and Hollywood spectacle with the Jazz Age. “It's an expressionist work, a story reinvented to the point of total self-invention, polished to a handsome sheen and possessing no class or taste beyond the kind you can buy. And those are the reasons to love it.” (Village Voice)


DCP color
2 hours 23 minutes
release year/country
2013 USA