The Great Gatsby (1974)

The Great Gatsby (1974)

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s romantic novel set in 1920s New York is faithfully adapted for the screen by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Robert Redford at Jay Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy. Nick Carraway (Sam Waterston), a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious and opulent lifestyle of his neighbour, the nouveau riche Gatsby. Drawn into Gatsby's circle, Carraway becomes a witness to obsession and tragedy.

1974Rating: M, Violence and sex scenes144 minsUSA
DramaRomance

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The Great Gatsby (1974) | Awards

Award Winner
Best Costume Design and Best Music winner at the Academy Awards 1975. Best Art Direction, Cinematography and Costumer Design at the BAFTA Awards 1975. Best Supporting Actress (Karen Black), Golden Globes 1975.

The Great Gatsby (1974) | Reviews

39%36 reviews

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Time Out

Time Out

Relies too much on appearance, making little attempt to explore behind the beguiling '20s façade.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's frivolous without being much fun.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The movie is 'faithful' to the novel with a vengeance - to what happens in the novel, that is, and not to the feel, mood, and spirit of it.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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The Great Gatsby (1974) | Release Details

The Great Gatsby (1974) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.