Like many, I read the book years ago in a high school english class, and didn't particularly enjoy the material. The movie rendition of The Great Gatsby definitely takes a different approach from the book as it focuses on the love story between Daisy and Gatsby, instead of what they represent. While the book utilizes this relationship to characterize the motifs, the movie does everything completely oppositely, and it works surprisingly well. All the motifs instead works to accentuate the relationship and it somehow works albeit in a complete different way as the original book. As a result, the movie lacks a certain punch or push in the middle stages, but the movie is lifted towards the end thanks to a very solid storyline. One of the most pleasant feature of the film is the wonderful sound track throughout, and how it captures each scene and staying true to the jazz era while giving it a modern facelift. The Great Gatsby is a good movie, even though it may be completely different to what Fitzgerald had expected.