Great(er) Gatsby, The

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Great(er) Gatsby, The
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The 2013 film 'The Great Gatsby' now with an appropriate soundtrack and extended scenes.
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Original Release Date:
2013
Original Running Time:
142
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
146
Time Added:
4
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Brief Synopsis:
The Great(er) Gatsby replaces all the modern background music which caused the film much infamy with more appropriate Jazz and Classical music. 4 deleted scenes have also been restored into the film to make it closer to the book.
Intention:
Create a version of the film that matches closer to its source material and keep the music consistent with the timeframe.
Release Information:
Digital

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4 reviews
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.3(4)
Visual Editing
 
8.8(4)
Audio Editing
 
8.0(4)
Narrative
 
10.0(4)
Enjoyment
 
8.5(4)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
So, I am a HUGE fan of the novel, and while I found the original to be ok (I mean, DiCaprio can make nearly anything watchable, imho, lol) the music really was jarring. It just didn't fit with the rest of the film. I think I understand what they were trying to accomplish (showcasing the relevance of the story to today's world) I really feel like it fell flat. This version fixed that (mostly) and the added scenes, etc, made it about as close to the novel as I think you could really get, to be perfectly honest. There were definite audio hiccups here and there, and the ending seemed to be a bit glitchy (I believe it was an added scene, but it felt like parts of it repeated... not sure). Regardless, I am SOOOO happy to have this edit, and even with the blemishes, it remains the only way to watch the film, imho.

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Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
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Overall rating
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
6.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
I overall enjoyed this edit especially the removal of the awful rap music that the movie had and the deleted scenes included did help enhance the film nicely. However there were so many instances of some audio mixing issues with characters voices being a bit too drowned out by the inclusion of the new music. It does make you have to fight to listen harder on what they are saying. The music choices however I felt were spectacular and really do help flesh out the time period of the film.

Unfortunately, I do have major gripes with the inclusion of the deleted scenes not narratively. The color grading is off and you can easily tell its a deleted scene due to the colors being duller and even lower quality compared to the original film. Not only that, there are so many instances of missing VFX that I was lead to believe where either completed or were expertly cut around to hide them. Finally, the ending of the film has the repeated line of New York being haunted to Nick as the alternate ending with Tom still has that line. Both endings should have been combined with that voice over to prevent repeated information as well as jarring editing as the original ending has the same background of Nick walking throughout New York. I feel Hal did not fully look over the last 10-15 minutes of the film and it severely hurts the narrative unintentionally.

I do recommend this cut a bit over the original and I am glad it was not lost to time as I had initially thought, but I hope this edit can really pave the way to an even better more polished edit in the near future.

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Yes
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Digital
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Overall rating
 
7.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
7.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
6.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
An extended edition of The Great Gatsby which replaces the modern soundtrack with a more traditional one.

Video quality was mostly good, spotted one glitch. There were some spots where the footage looked slowed down and a little stuttery, can't remember if that's from the original or not. Audio did not sound too good, somewhat muffled throughout. Additionally, the music sometimes slightly too loud during dialogue, although this was not a big issue. Very occasionally can hear the remnants of the original score. Some more significant issues were that the audio level drops a couple times, and during the new added ending it cuts out entirely 3 times, once for around 10 seconds. Majority of the audio transitions were good, a number were noticable though especially during the new ending.

The actual rescore itself was excellent and the tracks well chosen. The edit was good, it just needed some polishing up to fix the audio issues.
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Overall rating
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
The Great Gatsby was a film that I enjoyed plenty more than most people, many found it boring and pointless but the film had me intrigued the entire time. I loved the cinematography, color grading, acting, narration, etc. The movie was quite fun and I liked almost everything about it except for some really weird choices made when it came to musical scoring. This edit pretty much fixes all of that.

A/V Quality: 9/10

The video was perfectly fine and the audio sounded fine in it's 2.0 channel format

Editing: 9.5/10

Visual editing was fine. The audio editing was superb, I don't know how the editor did it but somehow he managed to remove all of the crappy music and put in some proper fitting songs. My only complaint is that sometimes the music was too loud to hear the dialogue and I found myself fighting with the music to try and hear what the characters were saying.

Narrative/Enjoyment: 9.5/10

Overall, the edit was a lot of fun. I recommend it to anyone wanting to watch film whether or not they've seen it. Not many changes have been made other than deleted scenes and rescoring but it makes a huge difference.
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