Top 8 The Great Gatsby Movie Details

While searching the internet for The Great Gatsby movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

While Tom is cheating on his wife in the other room, Nick waits on a couch embroidered with Fragonard's The Swing. This painting depicts adultery (explanation in comments).
While Tom is cheating on his wife in the other room, Nick waits on a couch embroidered with Fragonard's The Swing. This painting depicts adultery (explanation in comments).
Jay Gatsby wears a ring with a 'Daisy' engraved on it.
Jay Gatsby wears a ring with a 'Daisy' engraved on it.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Director Baz Luhrmann has a short cameo as a waiter.
    Director Baz Luhrmann has a short cameo as a waiter.
  • 1 - Features "The Perkins Sanitarium". This is a reference to Maxwell Perkins. He was the original editor of the Great Gatsby novel.
    Features "The Perkins Sanitarium". This is a reference to Maxwell Perkins. He was the original editor of the Great Gatsby novel.

Hidden Details

1 - Spider-Man 2 (2004) is referenced in The Great Gatsby (2013) when Tobey Maguire's character tries to take something from a passing waiter's tray, only to have it snatched away by somebody else first.
Spider-Man 2 (2004) is referenced in The Great Gatsby (2013) when Tobey Maguire's character tries to take something from a passing waiter's tray, only to have it snatched away by somebody else first.
1 - Times square has period-accurate advertising. Examples: Arrow collars (a brand of detachable shirt collars), Fisk Tires, and B.F.Keiths (a chain of theatres from the early 20th century).
Times square has period-accurate advertising. Examples: Arrow collars (a brand of detachable shirt collars), Fisk Tires, and B.F.Keiths (a chain of theatres from the early 20th century).

The Nick says the photo was "obviously genuine", but to the audience, is obviously fake, portending Nick's later discovery of Gatsby's fabricated past.

The Great Gatsby poster
The Great Gatsby poster

The Great Gatsby Plot: A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

I am pretty sure that you've watched The Great Gatsby, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about The Great Gatsby and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Drama, Romance
Director Baz Luhrmann
Main Actors Lisa Adam, Frank Aldridge, Amitabh Bachchan, Steve Bisley
IMDB score 7.2