"The Great Gatsby" THEMES -- "The Great Gatsby" ... from 60second Recap® | [ Sound like a genius ... in 60 seconds.™ http://www.60secondrecap.com ] America is fueled by a dream. The dream of more. It's the dream that drives the characters in "The Great Gatsby"—in Jay Gatsby's case, to his grave. And there's F. Scott Fitzgerald's message for his readers: Dreams may be good, but corrupt dreams inevitably lead to bad ends. | http://www.knowmia.com/watch/lesson/4503
Critics Consensus: While certainly ambitious -- and every bit as visually dazzling as one might expect -- Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby emphasizes visual splendor at the expense of its source material's vibrant heart.