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The Great Gatsby (2013)

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The Great Gatsby
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Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
AUS.jpg Australia
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Release Date 2013
Language English
Studio Red Wagon Entertainment
Spectrum Films
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jay Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio
Nick Carraway Tobey Maguire
Daisy Buchanan Carey Mulligan
Tom Buchanan Joel Edgerton
Jordan Baker Elizabeth Debicki
George Wilson Jason Clarke
Myrtle Wilson Isla Fisher
Meyer Wolfsheim Amitabh Bachchan
Herzog Richard Carter
Dan Cody Steve Bisley

The Great Gatsby is the 2013 Australian/American adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character, with Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher, and Jason Clarke. Like Luhrmann's previous films, contemporary pop and hip-hop were added to soundtrack, which would normally be out of place for a film set in 1922. Filming was done in Australia, with funding from the Australian government.

This is the fourth feature film adaptation of the novel, following a 1974 feature starring Robert Redford and a 2000 TV movie starring Toby Stephens.

The following weapons were used in the film The Great Gatsby:


Colt M1911

A flashback to World War I shows Major Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) armed with a Colt M1911.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Gatsby's M1911. Note the shorter grip safety tang of the original M1911.
Gatsby with his M1911. All the other WWI footage appears to be colorized stock footage.

Webley Mk IV

George Wilson (Jason Clarke) uses a Webley Mk IV revolver at the end of the film. This is an anachronism, as the Webley Mk IV wasn't introduced until a year after the film is set.

Webley Mk IV, 4" barrelled "Duty" model - .38 S&W
George Wilson unveils his Webley. Note the Webley script on the grip panel.
A closeup of the right side of the revolver.
Wilson takes aim.

Unidentifiable revolver

The silhouette of Wilson's revolver is clearly that of a different revolver, however, possibly some sort of a Smith & Wesson.

That is not the shadow of the above Webley. The barrel appears to be much longer, and there appears to be an ejector rod under the barrel.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1

In the flashback soldiers go over the top with Springfield M1903 Mk 1 rifles. This scenes are taken from the movie Sergeant York.

Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
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