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The Great Gatsby (1974)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 29 March 1974 (USA)
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A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

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Jack Clayton

Writers:

F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Jay Gatsby
Mia Farrow ... Daisy Buchanan
Bruce Dern ... Tom Buchanan
Karen Black ... Myrtle Wilson
Scott Wilson ... George Wilson
Sam Waterston ... Nick Carraway
Lois Chiles ... Jordan Baker
Howard Da Silva ... Meyer Wolfsheim
Roberts Blossom ... Mr. Gatz
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Arthur Hughes ... Dog Vendor
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Catherine
Beth Porter Beth Porter ... Mrs. McKee
Paul Tamarin Paul Tamarin ... Mr. McKee
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Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Gone is the romance that was so divine.

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Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran Gatsby See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$26,533,200, 31 December 1974
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Stereo

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mia Farrow's father John Farrow was the original director of The Great Gatsby (1949). However, he was replaced with Elliott Nugent as he and Producer Richard Maibaum could not agree on the casting of Daisy Buchanan: Farrow wanted to cast Gene Tierney, whereas Maibaum's choice for the role was Betty Field. See more »

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When Tom smacks Myrtle, her shirt is off her shoulder on one side. In the next shot, when blood is coming from her nose, her shirt is back up where it belongs. See more »

Quotes

Jordan Baker: [about Gatsby] He's an Oxford man.
Tom Buchanan: Like hell he is, he wears a goddamn pink suit!
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Alternate Versions

In the movie's original theatrical release, Tom Ewell played a small part at the cemetery near the end. Several weeks into the run, theaters were sent a new last reel from which Tom Ewell's part had been removed. See more »

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Referenced in The Bob Newhart Show: Brutally Yours, Bob Hartley (1974) See more »

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It Had To Be You
Written by Gus Kahn, and Isham Jones
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Looks great, tastes awful
8 July 2002 | by gf212121See all my reviews

This adaptation may have worked with the mute button on, but the cheezy movie-of-the-week score, the shrill cries of Mia Farrow, and the pallid reading by Robert Redford doom this film. Bruce Dern as Tom Buchanan makes as much sense as Jimmie 'J.J.' Walker as Muhammad Ali - the physical strength that defined Tom is totally missing.

The staging, costumes, and incidentals (cars, etc.) are gorgeous, but the beauty of Fitzgerald's prose is nowhere to be found. This must be a difficult work to film, and it shows.


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