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Jordan Baker (Character)
from The Great Gatsby (1974)

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The Great Gatsby (2000) (TV)
Nick Carraway: Is something happening?
Jordan Baker: Tom's got a woman in New York. You surprised?
Nick Carraway: Actually I'm more surprised that he was depressed by a book.

Owl Eyes: What do you think?
Jordan Baker: About what?
Owl Eyes: About THAT.
Jordan Baker: Books?
Owl Eyes: They're real. Here. Let me show you. They have pages in them. See? A bonafide piece of printed matter. It fooled me. I've been drunk for about a week and I thought a library would sober me up.
Jordan Baker: Did it help?
Owl Eyes: I can't tell you. I've only been here an hour.

Jordan Baker: You're from the Midwest. Can't you distract us with some insight about crops?

Jay Gatsby: You want anything, you just ask for it, old sport.
Nick Carraway: 'Old sport.' Who is this guy?
Jordan Baker: Just Gatsby.
Nick Carraway: Where's he from?
Jordan Baker: I hear he's an Oxford man, although I don't believe it.
Nick Carraway: No? Why?
Jordan Baker: I just don't think he went there. Anyhow he gives large parties and I like large parties. They're so intimate. At small parties there's never any privacy.

Jordan Baker: When I first met you, Daisy came up to my room later and woke me. She wanted to know what Gatsby. When I described him, she said in the strangest voice it must be a man she knew. Then it all came back to me. They knew each other in Louisville five years ago. We ran with different crowds then but I remember seeing them together once in her car. And I remember he looked at her in that way that all young girls want to be looked at sometime.
Nick Carraway: A strange coincidence.
Jordan Baker: It wasn't a coincidence at all. I think he half expected her to wander into one of his parties some night. She never did.
Nick Carraway: What do you mean?
Jordan Baker: Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay. He wants to know if you'll invite her over to your house some afternoon and let him come over.
Nick Carraway: Why didn't he ask you to arrange a meeting?
Jordan Baker: He wants her to see his house, and your house is right next door.

Jordan Baker: [Seeing Jordan listening to an argument at the door] Something happening?
Jordan Baker: Tom's got some woman in New York. I thought everyone knew. Are you surprised?
Nick Carraway: I'm more surprised that he was depressed by a book.


The Great Gatsby (2013)
Jordan Baker: Well, I don't care. He gives large parties, and I like large parties - they're so intimate. Small parties, there isn't any privacy.

Nick Carraway: I expected him to be...
Jordan Baker: Old and fat?
Nick Carraway: Yes. Young men just don't drift coolly out of nowhere and buy a palace on Long Island.


The Great Gatsby (1974)
Jordan Baker: [about Gatsby] He's an Oxford man.
Tom Buchanan: Like hell he is, he wears a goddamn pink suit!