10th Grade English A

Kurt Estep
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The Great Gatsby Extra Credit Assignment

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

We have discussed how Fitzgerald uses of imagery extensively to illuminate the themes of his novel.  The director of the movie The Great Gatsby (2013), Baz Luhrmann, chose specific images to include in his film, while he chose to change or leave out other images.  Answer the following questions in a 250 word (minimum) response:

1. Which of Fitzgerald’s imagery (visual, auditory, etc.,) does Luhrmann choose to include? How effective is it?

2. Which imagery does Luhrmann leave out or change?  What do you think of this choice?

3. If you couyd give Luhrmann feedback on his film, what would you tell him?

Due: Friday, December 20 (must hand in to me at the office)