A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film ... 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 ... 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 neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. Written by
One shot includes a cardinal and a house finch at Nick's bird-feeder. House finches were introduced to Long Island in the 1940s; before that, their range was restricted to the western US. See more »
Summer's almost over. It's sad, isn't it? Makes you want to - I don't know - reach out and hold it back.
There'll be other summers.
[Turning to Nick]
How 'bout a swim?
I'll give you a call - around noon?
Fine, old sport. I'll be at the pool.
[Jay watches Nick walk away for a moment before calling out to him]
Nick? Thank you.
[Nick nods and then continues on his way. But then he suddenly turns back]
They're a rotten crowd. You're worth the whole damn bunch put together.
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This adaptation may have worked with the mute button on, but the cheezy movie-of-the-week score, the shrill cries of Mia Farrow, and the pallid reading by Robert Redford doom this film. Bruce Dern as Tom Buchanan makes as much sense as Jimmie 'J.J.' Walker as Muhammad Ali - the physical strength that defined Tom is totally missing.
The staging, costumes, and incidentals (cars, etc.) are gorgeous, but the beauty of Fitzgerald's prose is nowhere to be found. This must be a difficult work to film, and it shows.
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