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    The Great Gatsby

    Presented by at Harvard Film Archive

    June 18, 2012


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    The Great Gatsby

    This version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of love and infidelity among the rich on Long Island is remembered today as a disappointment, and its lukewarm reception doubtless contributed to the ensuing gap of nine years before Clayton’s next film. He adopts a languorous pace that was criticized as inappropriate for the Jazz Age setting, but seen today, this choice gives the film an almost Viscontian sense of people adrift...

    This version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of love and infidelity among the rich on Long Island is remembered today as a disappointment, and its lukewarm reception doubtless contributed to the ensuing gap of nine years before Clayton’s next film. He adopts a languorous pace that was criticized as inappropriate for the Jazz Age setting, but seen today, this choice gives the film an almost Viscontian sense of people adrift in a doomed era. Credited to Francis Ford Coppola – who later distanced himself from the film – the screenplay remains remarkably faithful to the novel, often using much of Fitzgerald’s dialogue.


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    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    $9 - Regular Admission
    $7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
    Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.


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