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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.

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Robert Markowitz

Writers:

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

English

Release Date:

14 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Stereo

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Color
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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 »

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 »

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Nick Carraway: You can't repeat the past.
Jay Gatsby: Can't repeat the past? Of course you can!
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Maladroit adaptation of Fitzgerald
3 July 2001 | by ErewhonSee all my reviews

Sorvino, Rudd and Donovan are very good; Sorvino, in fact, is excellent, better than Farrow in the 1974 version. But Toby Stephens is badly miscast as Jay Gatsby; there's no sense of romance to him, no yearning; he has none of Gatsby's strengths NOR his weaknesses. He looks like a cigarette ad.



But the real problem here is to reveal Gatsby's background much, much too early; he should remain mysterious to us for longer than he does. The production lacks the richness required, and ducks away from important scenes; it's sentimental instead of wryly wistful, and doesn't capture the period very well.

The Great Great Gatsby remains to be made. We're left with a lost silent version, the elusive Ladd version (which is quite good) and the good, but not outstanding, version from 1974. This one is just a footnote.


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