Great Gatsby film Product Information
|Category||Dramas DVDs, Romance Movies, Classic Videos, Recommended, Based On A Novel, Love Story, Tragedy, 1920s|
|Starring||Robert Redford, Bruce Dern, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Scott Wilson, Karen Black, Lois Chiles|
|Art Director||Gene Rudolf|
|Costume Designer||oni V. Aldredge|
|Director of Photography||Douglas Slocombe|
|Production Designer||John Box|
|Screenwriter||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Story||F. Scott Fitzgerald|
Great Gatsby movie was released Aug 20, 1997 by the Paramount Home Entertainment studio. Jack Clayton's version of THE GREAT GATSBY was adapted for the screen by Francis Ford Coppola from F. Great Gatsby VHS for sale Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece about a handsome and enigmatic tycoon betrayed by the American Dream. Great Gatsby movie Though self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford) has been in love with the spoiled Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow) since his days as a poor boy in the Midwest, she's now married to a boorish philanderer (Bruce Dern) and seems more out of reach than ever. ...See Full Description
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this was the best movie i've seen about the 1920's so far.
By a reviewer (new jersey)
||Not exactly a friday night thriller|
Capturing the complexities of Fitzgerald is quite a job for any director, and I think parts of the themes slipped away from Clayton. The setting is very reflective of the book and captures the rich vs. poor contrast. The characters are relatively true to the book as well, but very fake and not at all enthusiastic. It's a long movie to watch, but it can help clear up some of the difficult parts of the novel. It is one of the truer movies to the book, but its not exactly a heart-racer. For die hard Gatsby fans, its worth watching, but I wouldn't recommend it for a fun friday night movie. To really understand the the reason for The Great Gatsby's fame, reading the book is essential.
By a reviewer (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
||Go read the book|
My 11th grade english class read the book and then were subjected to the movie. Daisy (Mia Farrow) drove me crazy. Also it wasnt interesting at all. Sure there was the excess of the 20s. Big deal go rent "54". If you want a real movie im afraid that you will have to look elsewhere. Also the books purpose wasnt conveyed in the movie well at all.
By a reviewer (Texas)
||A brave attempt at capturing greatness.|
I am currently in the process of adapting The Great Gatsby for the stage, as there still does not exist a published stage adaptation after all these years, so I can entirely relate to the problems faced by Francis Ford Coppola with this screenplay and subsequently Clayton's direction. Capturing the greatness and complexity which keeps millions upon millions of readers utterly transfixed time and time again in the novel was never going to be an easy task, and I think this was a bold if not completely successful effort. Redford lacked depth and Farrow was frankly annoying, but the supporting cast (Sam Waterson in particular, despite appearing a little too old for the part). All in all, this was a brave attempt and one that should be seen by all fans of the novel; some of you will love it, some of you will hate it, but never has there been an adaptation of a great novel that hasn't caused something of a hung verdict....well ok, so maybe One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, but not many. Give it a go!
By a reviewer (Edinburgh, SCOTLAND)
I'll keep it simple for you, the movie was BORING. It was predictable and didn't portray the books message at all. I've seen some better movies in my day!
By a reviewer (ontario, canada)
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Great Gatsby video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1137781|
|Studio||Paramount Home Entertainment|
|Release Date||Aug 20, 1997|
|Running Time||146 Minutes|
|Movie Details||HiFi Sound|
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