liked this one better than the new adaption with Leo
over 7 years
Completely faithful to the book, yes. A bit boring though.
over 7 years
For the time, well done overall. Now to see what BL and a 2013 production comes up with.
almost 8 years
One can't overlook the artificialness in this film. MF's performance was way over the top.
Tim Jules Hull
Could Hollywood make a more turdulent adaptation ? Every character reduced to an idiot.
The Great Gatsby is a 1974 romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by David Merrick, from a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same title.
The film stars Robert Redford in the title role of Jay Gatsby, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson and Lois Chiles with Howard Da Silva, Roberts Blossom, and Edward Herrmann.
Tom Ewell had a minor role as a mourner but it was ultimately edited out of the cinematic release.
The film is the third filmed version of the novel. The previous two, also made by Paramount, were:
The rights to the novel were purchased in 1971 by Robert Evans so that his wife Ali MacGraw could play Daisy. After MacGraw left Evans for Steve McQueen, he considered other actresses for the role, including Faye Dunaway, Candice Bergen, Natalie Wood, Katharine Ross, Lois Chiles, Cybill Shepherd and Mia Farrow. Eventually...