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The Great Gatsby (1974)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  29 March 1974 (USA)
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A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

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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 Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Gone is the romance that was so divine.

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29 March 1974 (USA)  »

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El gran Gatsby  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Marlon Brando turned down the role of Jay Gatsby because producers would not submit to his salary demands. Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson also reportedly turned the role down too. See more »

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Newport Bridge, which appears in the background of some wide shots, was built in the late 1960s. See more »

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Nick Carraway: They say you killed a man.
Jay Gatsby: Only one?
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Looks great, tastes awful
8 July 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

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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