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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.

Director:

Robert Markowitz

Writers:

F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), John J. McLaughlin (teleplay) (as John McLaughlin)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mira Sorvino ... Daisy Buchanan
Toby Stephens ... Jay Gatsby
Paul Rudd ... Nick Carraway
Martin Donovan ... Tom Buchanan
Francie Swift ... Jordan Baker
Heather Goldenhersh ... Myrtle Wilson
Matt Malloy ... Klipspringer
Bill Camp ... Wilson (as William Camp)
Richard Jutras ... Owl Eyes
Jerry Grayson ... Wolfsheim
Janine Theriault Janine Theriault ... Catherine
Alex Bisping ... Buchanan's Butler (as Alexander Bisping)
Martin Kevan Martin Kevan ... Gatsby's Butler
Claudia Besso ... Lucille
Gillian Ferrabee Gillian Ferrabee ... Lil
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Storyline

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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He risked it all to give first love a second chance.

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran Gatsby: su historia See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jordan Baker: You're from the Midwest. Can't you distract us with some insight about crops?
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Version of The Great Gatsby (1974) See more »

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A pretty adaptatation-- but the book can never be recaptured...
1 May 2003 | by smcclellanSee all my reviews

I like this adaptation far more than the Robert Redford version-- the sets aren't quite as lavish, but then, they aren't quite as pretentious either. The performances are sound and solid, and Mira Sorvino gives a convincing fragility to the rather high strung Daisy. Paul Rudd has covertly expressive features, that he uses to his advantage, and small town sophistication looks good on him. The book itself is full ofnarration and description with little dialogue, so finding the right mix of old dialogue (classic and remembered) and new dialogue is probably a real challenge. All in all, this is a fair version-- handsome and sweet-- and my only complaint is that Mira Sorvino is almost too sympathetic-- it's hard to believe she is the "careless person" that Americans have come to both revile and idolize.


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