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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The Broadway production of "The Great Gatsby" by Owen Davis based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald opened at the Ambassador Theater on February 2, 1926, ran for 112 performances and directed by future movie director George Cukor. See more »

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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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Jay Gatsby: You want anything, you just ask for it, old sport.
Nick Carraway: 'Old sport.' Who is this guy?
Jordan Baker: Just Gatsby.
Nick Carraway: Where's he from?
Jordan Baker: I hear he's an Oxford man, although I don't believe it.
Nick Carraway: No? Why?
Jordan Baker: I just don't think he went there. Anyhow he gives large parties and I like large parties. They're so intimate. At small parties there's never any privacy.
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The best adaptation yet.
14 February 2001 | by (America) – See all my reviews

Ok, some of these people giving comments about this movie obviously never paid attention to the 1974 version. For one thing, this adaptation is actually interesting. The 1974 version was totally boring, mostly because the actors/actresses showed no enthusiasm at all. And I believe this version is just as close if not closer to the book as the 1974 version. This new adaptation is much more enjoyable than the old.


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