The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

DVD - 2003
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In 1920s Long Island, a mysterious American millionaire's efforts to recapture the sweetheart of his youth result in tragedy.


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Dec 21, 2018

I liked this DVD. There is a violent murder. The sexuality is subtle but present. The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The jazz music is great!

Jul 15, 2017

Good film adaptation of F Scott's masterpiece. Anyone who does not like Gatsby has no heart...or for that matter brain. This is a well-cast film; all the characters are true to what Fitzgerald intended.

Veepea Jun 08, 2017

Of the 3 adaptations of The Great Gatsby that I've seen, I like the characterization in this movie the best. Daisy and Tom live up to this quote from the book: "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made." The characters were self-centered without having any animosity toward the people they ended up hurting, and I felt the other movies didn't capture the carelessness as well. I really didn't like the use of camera filters that made everything extra sparkly.

Apr 02, 2017

After reading the book, I am re-watching all these Great Gatsby movies to compare one from the other. I would say the one with Alan Ladd was the one truest to the book, but this one also captures some of the highlights of the parties. This one doesn't have the flashbacks that the other one had. Robert Redford is still looking good, 'though not his finest performance. Still worth watching, if you love the '20's song and dance craze.

Mar 09, 2017

Another one of my all time favourites......It has everything: great story, amazing acting and the most talented people to look at!

Oct 19, 2016

Had no idea what the story was about except that it was set in the roaring twenties and there were lavish parties. I totally saw the end coming... Worth watching as it does touch on a number of important social themes such as "decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess" [wikipedia] and of course Redford was magnificent.

d2013 Mar 08, 2015

Still enjoyable!

Feb 06, 2015

So much hyp because it's a Robert Redford movie. Slow at first, but a great end

Jan 14, 2015

For the time, this was probably a pretty good movie, but after reading the book and watching Baz Luhrman's 2013 adaptation, this movie seems terrible in comparison. While the costumes and non-animated settings are nice, the actors are definitely too old for their roles. Plus all the gasps during important parts are annoying (Gatsby *long gasp and zoom in* what Gatsby? Couldn't have given a bigger hint.) Additionally, this film stuck to the main plot but threw out out most if all not the symbolism about love and time that gave the story it's spark. Unless you have a big crush on Robert Redford, skip this film. The only piece I really enjoyed was Scott Wilson's (Hershel on The Walking Dead) portrayal of Myrtle's husband.

NewYorkViews Sep 29, 2014

I found this to be romantic, and it did follow Fitzgerald's novel about two people of Germanic ancestry falling in love--Gatsby (poor at the time) and Daisy (wealthy), and then Daisy (played by Mia Farrow) instead marries a wealthy Irish guy, and later Gatsby (played by Robert Redford) after becoming wealthy, pursues Daisy by throwing elaborate parties at his Long Island estate, even though she is married to someone else. The novel portrays Daisy as more of an airhead than in this film. It was interesting to see on film a cultural perspective of white America during that time period.

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Daisy Buchanan: "Rich girls don't marry poor boys!"


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