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The Great Gatsby – novel into movie: A Comparison of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Baz Luhrmann’s Movie Adaptation
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Den Store Gatsby – roman till film : En Jämförelse av F. Scott Fitzgeralds Den Store Gatsby och Baz Luhrmanns Filmatisering (Swedish)
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In this essay I will discuss alterations that have been made to the storyline of the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, when the novel is made into the movie with the same name. The focus of the essay is on  the different types of devices used, such as lighting and color, and extra diegetic devices, that were used in the movie to make it fit into the modern-day society and to make it aesthetically pleasing to the eye. By comparing the novel and the movie the essay reaches the conclusion that the director Baz Luhrmann has stayed true to the original storyline but has made alterations that helps the movie connect to the modern day society. 

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-46260OAI: diva2:974143
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Secondary Education Programme: Upper-Secondary School: English (300 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2016-09-28 Created: 2016-09-25 Last updated: 2016-09-28Bibliographically approved

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