An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.Written by
The exterior of Gatsby's Long Island abode was based upon Beacon Towers, a mansion built by Alva Vanderbilt and later owned by Millicent Hearst, the estranged wife of William Randolph Hearst. When writing the novel, Fitzgerald based his conception of Gatsby's mansion on Beacon Towers which was located in Sands Point, New York, the novel's equivalent of "West Egg". Beacon Towers was torn down in 1945. See more »
Nick turns on a radio while unpacking books when he moves into his house in 1921. The first radio station, KDKA in Pittsburgh, did not go on the air until 1924. See more »
In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice. "Always try to see the best in people," he would say. As a consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgements. But even I have a limit.
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The flower with the initials 'JG' appeared when they dissolved at the beginning and they returned at the end. See more »
Whoever decided that blaring modern pop/ hip hop music into a story of the early 20's was a good idea needs their heads examined. It not only removes you completely from the story but jolts you so far out of it that you need a few minutes to try and refocus yourself back into the story. (and that's not a knock on this genre of music, it just has no place here..)
After an hour, I could stand no more, the acting and story seemed great, but the soundtrack was too much to take.
So much great music was made during this time period that if used effectively could have elevated this story. Such a waste.
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