8 May 2013 3:46 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald died 73 years ago so we have no way of knowing what the Great Gatsby author would make of Baz Luhrmann's uproarious adaptation of his 1925 novel that opens on May 10. We can, however, look to his review of the 1926 film adaptation, directed by Herbert Brenon. The author's wife Zelda wrote of the movie: "We saw The Great Gatsby in the movies. It’s rotten and awful and terrible and we left." The Fitzgeralds would be happy to know that the movie is now lost, and all that remains is a one-minute trailer that website Open Culture recently published. The early Gatsby adaptation was 80 minutes long and contained many of the lavish party scenes that Luhrmann's version will feature — starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey...

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- Alison Nastasi

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