The Great Gatsby (1974)Closed Captioning
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The '20s never roared louder than in this sumptuously romantic retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age classic. Robert Redford stars as Jay Gatsby, who had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow), then lost her to a rich boy. But now Gatsby is mysteriously wealthy... and ready to risk everything to woo Daisy back. A winner of two Academy Awards, The Great Gatsby features a fine supporting cast and an elegant script by Francis Ford Coppola. And at its center is the opulent evocation of an era of hot jazz and cold champagne, of women as exotic and demanding as hothouse flowers, and of lives made soft by too much, too soon.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 30
- Fresh: 11
- Rotten: 19
- Average Rating: 5.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The movie can't see this through all its giant closeups of pretty knees and dancing feet. It's frivolous without being much fun.
Rotten: The film is faithful to the letter of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel but entirely misses its spirit.
Rotten: The Francis Coppola script and Jack Clayton's direction paint a savagely genteel portrait of an upper class generation that deserved in spades what it got circa 1929 and after.
The Great Gatsby Film (1974) is a great retelling of the Fitzgerald Story
Perhaps one of the best novels turned into a film that I have seen. Robert Redford was an excellent choice for Gatsby, but his character is certainly rivaled by Sam Waterson as the Nick Carraway. It's hard to believe they could have made a better choice for Carraway as Mr. Waterson delivers a sublime performance that allows the audience to rationalize Gatsby's behavior and motivation throughout the film. The music throughout the film also conjures feelings of nostalgia for a period of time which I was never part of, and the film in general, I believe, would have impressed even the Fitzgerald himself.
Best Book-Turned-Into-A-Movie EVER!
I Love The Great Gatsby novel, so i decided to wach this film. i LOVED it! The acting was suberb and accurate to the book. i loved Robert Redford as Gatsby, he brought an attractive side to the character! I wish Itunes had the soundtrack! ITUNES!
The American Dream
This movie is set in the affluent Great Neck of New York. The lifestyle that we all came to America is Gatsby. His mansion is where the party is at. Despite all of his lavishes, he only wants Daisy. She has married since Gatsby left to the war. His quest of a toil acquiring wealth to find his true love. "Rich girls don't marry poor," cries Daisy. His legacy was cut short because of social class corruption and lies. The novel is as accurate as reading the book.