The 1974 film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's was his third that got the most hyped movie of the summer of 1974. The film stars Robert Redford in the title role of Jay Gatsby.
the film was a financial success, making $23 million against a $6.5 million budget.
The 2000 film version did a great job of telling Fitzgerald's story. It did a good job recreating of the wealth of the era. The only thing that was bad with this movie was that Gatsby and Daisy were not as close as they were in the novel
There have also been numerous critiques suggesting that the two main actors have little passion for each other and do not play the parts so well portrayed in the book. While this ruins a bit of the plot in the book, the cinemetography is well developed and the settings for the scenes work well.
I personally like the 2000 movie better.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Posted by Gatsby at 3:06 PM