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The Great Gatsby (2000)

Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married cousin Daisy Buchanan and her former love, nouveau riche Jay Gatsby.

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Nick Carraway moves from the Midwest to become New York a bond salesman and finds himself the neighbor/tenant of Jay Gatsby, a wealthy bootlegger and forger, who has a huge estate bordering his modest cottage. Gatsby is well-known for throwing fabulous, hedonistic summer parties on his estate in 1922 West Egg, Long Island. Gatsby befriends Nick and enlists him in to broker a meeting between him and his former love Daisy Buchanan, Nick's cousin now married to wealthy Tom Buchanan. Snobbish and selfish, he flaunts an extramarital affair he is having with the slatternly wife of a local proletariat garage owner. Nick consents to arrange a meeting with Gatsby and Daisy, a rendezvous that will have tragic consequences. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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When Daisy and others travel to the city for the day, they are drinking mint Juleps in their hotel suite. Their glasses are filled with a bright green liquid, but mint Juleps are not bright green. True Juleps are Bourbon, water and sugar over ice with a spring of mint. See more »

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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.
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EXCELLENT book adaptation
6 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Just viewed this tonight at an English Lit Society event.

This is a seamless adaptation of the book which is considered by many to be the Great American Novel. Much of the narration from the text is used, helping to create the feeling of being an outsider looking in, just as the narrator and main character himself does.

Most of the scenes are clearly taken straight from the book's pages. The actors remain in character, and the plot is not toyed with or distorted. The movie may be daunting to someone who has not read the book, but lovers of the book are very likely to enjoy it.

My only small objections were that Gatsby seemed too old and his wide half-smile was a bit creepy, but that's neither here nor there.

Two thumbs way way up! Where can I buy a copy?


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