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Postmodern Elements in Luhrmann's Adaptation of The Great Gatsby
Nina Kresnik, 2014, undergraduate thesis

Abstract: The aim of this diploma thesis was to find postmodern elements in Luhrman’s film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. Since The Great Gatsby is a modernist novel, published in 1925 and the aim was to find postmodern elements in the movie adaptation, modernism and postmodernism are explained first. Then the novel with its content, themes, motifs and symbols is examined thoroughly in order to explain how postmodern elements in the movie make the novel’s story interesting for today’s generation. Finally the postmodern elements in the movie are examined and connected to the novel’s story, themes, motifs and symbols. I came to the conclusion that postmodern elements in the movie are the reason why the movie adaptation of the novel, published almost ninety years ago, is so interesting to today’s generation.
Keywords: modernism, postmodernism, The Great Gatsby, 1920s, postmodern elements in the movie, cinematic techniques, the music, the fashion.
Published: 18.06.2014; Views: 1814; Downloads: 159
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