The Great Gatsby

Lesson 10

Objective

Analyze how the filmmaker establishes tone in the film version.

Readings and Materials

Target Task

?

Writing Prompt

Compare the film version of The Great Gatsby to the novel by identifying and analyzing how tone is developed in the opening scene of each.

Key Questions

?

  • What is the tone of the opening scene? 

  • What decisions does Baz Luhrmann, the director of the film, make in the opening scene that help to establish the tone?

Notes

?

Students should watch the opening scene of the film. If desired, more scenes of the film can also be used.