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Release Date: 1974

DVD Release Date: December 2nd, 2003

PG|2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Nick Carraway (Sam Waterston) is a young man from the Midwest living modestly among the decadent mansions of 1920s Long Island. He becomes involved in the life of the mysterious Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford), a rich man who throws the most lavish parties on the island. But behind Gastby's outgoing demeanor is a lonely man who wants nothing more than to be with his old love, Daisy (Mia Farrow). She is married to the bullheaded Tom (Bruce Dern), creating a love triangle that will end in tragedy.

Cast: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern, Lois Chiles, Karen Black, Howard Da Silva, Roberts Blossom

Director: Jack Clayton

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Newdon Productions

Keywords: New York City, Husband, Rivalry, Fall, Forbidden love, Melodramatic, Love triangle

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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.

  • An opulent and accurate portrayal of the period that drags too much to stay interesting. show more

  • The Great Gatsby is a superficially beautiful hunk of a movie with nothing much in common with the spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Costume Design
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Winner Art Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Winner Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)