The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a literary masterpiece; a tragic love story set amidst the cultural and artistic dynamism of the roaring twenties. This official film edition book includes an exclusive interview with Baz Luhrmann. Director Baz Luhrmann brings you an epic remodelling of the F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Societal themes like organized crime, the evolution of jazz music, flapper culture, and bootlegging are neatly woven in Gatsby's stories. In the interview, Baz Luhrmann mentions his use of jazz music with a slight African-American punch as the movie's main score.
New York in the 1920's; a Harlem renaissance era of jazz musicians, pop culture, flapper lifestyle and economic growth. Jay Gatsby is a young and mysterious millionaire, who is known to host lavish parties in the Long Island. His mansion pays host to the rich socialities and beautiful women of New York. Using black money generated from his shady business operations, Gatsby is leading a rich and sophisticated life. Nick Carraway, a newcomer in Long Island is greatly impressed by the wealthy Gatsby. Gatsby, however, harbours an obsessive desire for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, who's surprisingly out of his league. The conceited and self-obsessed Daisy plays around with the heart of Gatsby and Tom, and this romantic triangle forms one of the main conflicts in the novel.
This book of F. Scott Fitzgerald illustrated the jazz age in its true sense. He was able to capture the characteristics of the 1920's, the years which saw declining traditional values, rise of feminism and great artistic leaps in film and music. Fitzgerald's first and second novel, This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned, were both hits. Sadly, The Great Gatsby did not do very well. The Great Gatsby was re-printed in 1945 and gained widespread popularity interest. In 1998, the Modern Library editorial board bestowed upon the book the title of the best American novel. It has been adapted numerous number of times for ballets, radio, plays, theatre and films. Today, Fitzgerald is considered as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. Get a paperback copy of this book from India, which is listed by its ISBN-10 number of 1447225929 and ISBN-13 number of 9781447225928.