The similarities and the differences between the book The Great Gatsby and the
movie G are many in both accounts. The book The Great Gatsby was written and
set in the 1920's with all caucasion characters, and the proper talk and everyday life
of the 20's. The movie G is much different in this aspect because the writter's and
the director of the film decided to modernize the story and make it more catered to
the new african america lifestyle. Thus the setting was modern times and the whole
cast were african american. There were many very obvious differences between the
book and movie because of the different era's and cultures, such as the music, the
things they said, the way they dressed, the houses, their clothes and how socializing
had changed over the years.
Most of the characters that were in the book were in the movie, with only a few small
differences because of the time change. Gatsby, or G as the movie called him, was
in the music industry as some big hip-hop/rap artist, he still threw big parties with
lots of important people. Nick was a journalist in the movie and came to Gatsby's
party in hopes of getting an interview with him and Daisy decides to go
with him. There also seems to be alot more suspicision and confrontation between
Daisy and her husband Tom in the movie, things were more calm and just more
uncaring really of what was happening. There was also a couple new characters
thrown into the movie, a girl, I forget her name, and a young man that were always
there at Gatsby's mansion trying to get him to make her a big singer, but he always
told her she wasn't ready.
Most of the events played out similar to the book, with maybe a few slight
modifications here and there. The ending was probably the most altered, because
of the main reason that in the movie Gatsby didn't die like he does in the book.