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The film ran pretty close to the actual book The dialogues for the most part were exactly the same and the scenes in the movies seemed to fit those of the book very well Many of the differences were very minor and insignificant There were a handful of differences that are worth noting however Many of them are scenes left out of the movie that occurred in the book A few times something is switched around I had a list of differences from the film that spanned 3 pages but I selected a few of the main ones A difference that seems inconsequential but it really is quite important is that in the movie there is no owl man In the book Nick runs into the owl man in Gatsbys library going through his books amazed that they are real books all of the highest quality Although that seems very unimportant that scene in the book shows how hard Gatsby tries to have the appearance of being a rich successful person in society I saw a small detail in the movie that has a deeper meaning that I did not notice in the book In the movie at Gatsbys first party there is two scenes showing a scrappy scuffled looking dog In one scene the dog sneaks onto the table and grabs a piece of turkey and in another he sneaks in with the crowd into Gatsbys ballroom once it begins to rain I believe the dog was a symbol of Gatsbys true self In reality Gatsby came from nothing he was a commoner Gatsby was not a true high member of society like the image he tried to impress upon people He kind of just sneaks around the party with his own agenda just like the dog A difference in the script of the movie that I considered a mistake was how Nick meets Gatsby In the book Nick and Gatsby have a
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