Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is ... See full summary »
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. Written by
Although a lost film, the trailer survived and is one of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. It is preserved by the Library of Congress (AFI/Jack Tillmany collection) and has a running time of 1 minute. See more »
It is too sad that we don't have any of the film left except some bits & pieces. Would've been a great experience to watch the people of the "Lost Generation" to play fictional characters who are people of that same generation.
Well, I'm no masochistic to rate & review a film without watching it, but I would give anything to watch the first film adaptation of one of the greatest American novels. Well the trailer's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGx-78RRu5g) got few scenes which makes me wanna time travel to 1926. Alas! that would stay a dream. Saluting the whole crew of the film for making it (nevertheless) while the roaring twenties was moving away from celluloid.
But the author & his wife both "loathed" the movie, maybe because of the shortcomings of a silent movie to adapt a talkative novel. But, the sheer greatness lies in the inception & creation.
This is not a review & I do not intend to give false critique. Just that, there will never be any user review for this title made me gloomy.
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