The Great Gatsby [DVD] [1974]

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  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 6)

    Synopsis


    The Great Gatsby
    This third film version of F. SCOTT FITZGERALD's classic 1925 novel was one of the most hyped movies of the summer of 1974. Robert Redford stars as self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby, who uses his vast (and implicitly ill-gotten) fortune to buy his way into Long Island society. Most of all, Gatsby wants to win back the love of socialite Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow), now married to "old money" Tom Buchanan (Bruce Dern). Calmly observing the passing parade is Nick Carraway (Sam Waterston), Gatsby's best friend, who narrates the film. Francis Ford Coppola's screenplay is meticulously faithful to the original novel, but Theoni V. Aldredge's costume design and Nelson Riddle's nostalgic musical score won the film its only Oscars. The huge supporting cast includes Howard da Silva, who played Wilson in the 1949 Great Gatsby, and a very young Patsy Kensit as Daisy's daughter. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Redford
      Robert Redford - Jay Gatsby
    • Mia Farrow
      Mia Farrow - Daisy Buchanan
    • Bruce Dern
      Bruce Dern - Tom Buchanan
    • Karen Black
      Karen Black - Myrtle Wilson
    • Sam Waterston
      Sam Waterston - Nick Carraway



    Customer rating

    3.7
    67%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie!

      Posted
      pinksam

      I totally liked this movie. I read the book first and was fascinated by the writing style of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The movie did not deviate from his story which is something I appreciate. The costumes, music and photography were excellent and I thought the performances were good. I especially liked Mia Farrow as Daisy. Of course I am a big Robert Redford fan so I would probably not criticize his acting even if it were not par. I also think Sam Watterson was a good Nick. I like this version much better then the new one with Mira Sorvino.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worst Movie Ever

      Posted
      PCasper

      This is probably the worst movie ever produced. The acting is horrible, and the script is basically the book read aloud. It is terrible I do not recommend seeing it. However, if you are interested in THe Great Gatsby, I strongly recommend the book which is a classic. The movie, on the other hand, is terrible and should never have been produced.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Better than the book

      Posted
      kris24
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      This is one of the few movies that is better than the book which I thought was really really boring. The movie itself isn't the best movie ever but it is much more interesting than the book. The movie does show much resemblence to the book though. If you didn't like the book though you probably won't like the movie either.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Classic Done in a Classy Way

      Posted
      pldrcy
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      While the movie is as excellent as the book, the DVD didn't have any extra features and the DVD transfer could have been sharper so the up scaling to HD would have been better. Still an excellent filming of a classic. And we still don't know, what did Jay Gatsby do, to obtain all his money.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Old/Great Movie.

      Posted
      vermonter
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      BestBuy has a greal selection of both new and old movies. Found this DVD for an old friend (86).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very happy with this purchase

      Posted
      vermonter243
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Super fast delivery. Great description and exactly what is offered

      I would recommend this to a friend



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