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
Set in the year 1922, in one scene the camera pans and a radio is visible. It is a"waterfall" model produced in 1936 or thereabouts. 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 Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures and Bazmark opening logos shown in black and white. The normal Warner Bros. closing logo (in full color) appeared at the end of the credits. 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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