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The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

Updated on May 26, 2015
A Gatsby party with Tom, Myrtle, and Nick
A Gatsby party with Tom, Myrtle, and Nick | Source

If you've never heard of The Great Gatsby then you haven't seen the movie versions...1974 starring Robert Redford and the other, 1926 silent version starring Warren Baxter, and the soon to be released 2012 version starring Leonardo DiCaprio. (I did not know this movie was in the making when I decided to write about Gatsby and now it is soon to be released.) It is a American classic!

Gatsby is a romantic drama set in the "Roaring Twenties". The nation's wealth nearly doubled during the Twenties. Women started to rebel by cutting their hair short and drinking, and partying. Young people loved to dance and would spend nights and weekends wherever they could dance...the Charleston, the Black Bottom, and others. Prohibition, rather than stopping drinking led to the rich having more than the poor. The music, the freedom and the booze, all led to the Roaring Twenties.

Gatsby and Daisy re-united
Gatsby and Daisy re-united | Source

Documentary explores the turbulent life and dark creative spirit of its writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was an alcoholic who lived with his wife, Zelda, in Great Neck, Long Island. Though he was an alcoholic it is said he wrote sober and was painstaking about revisions. Although it is also said they struggled financially, the Fitzgerald's led a charmed life spending months at a time in Europe. He and his wife Zelda lived a lavish lifestyle in spite of any financial difficulties which may have contributed to their tempestuous relationship. When he died, the New York Times said of him, "Mr. Fitzgerald in his life and writings epitomized 'all the sad young men' of the post-war generation. With the skill of a reporter and ability of an artist he captured the essence of a period when flappers and gin and 'the beautiful and the damned' were the symbols of the carefree madness of an age."

All of these things, along with living in the twenties, led this author to write The Great Gatsby. So without even telling you the story, just by reading what I have already told you about the Roaring Twenties and F. Scott Fitzgerald you must have some idea of how this novel goes.

Daisy hits Myrtle with her car
Daisy hits Myrtle with her car | Source
Daisy runs over Myrtle
Daisy runs over Myrtle | Source

Great Gatsby Movie starring Robert Redgford

The Great Gatsby Summary

This novel is written in narrative style being told by Nick Carraway. Nick is a Midwesterner who moves to New York to work in the bond business. He is a graduate of Yale and has many connections in East Egg, Long Island, unlike the nouveau riche that live around his new home. He rents a house next door to Gatsby and looks at the life of his new Long Island neighbor, Jay Gatsby and Gatsby's extravagant lifestyle. Gatsby lives in a mansion and throws lots of parties. Nick prides himself on not being judgmental and normally doesn't approve of lavish lifestyles but thinks of Gatsby as "gorgeous" an opinion that is tested throughout the novel.

Nick's cousin Daisy (Buchanan) introduces him to Jordan Baker, with whom Nick of course becomes romantically involved. Jordan tells Nick about his brother-in-law Tom's affair with a gal named Myrtle. (Tom is married to Daisy.) At a New York City party Myrtle teases Tom about Daisy, yes I said Daisy, and Tom punches her in the face breaking her nose.

Eventually Nick gets invited to one of Gatsby's parties and actually meets Gatsby. The twist that occurs is that Gatsby is deeply in love with Daisy (he had met her previously). Of course they rekindle their friendship and an affair (that's Gatsby and Daisy, who is married to Tom). Ironically when Tom suspects Daisy and Gatsby are having an affair he becomes enraged. At yet another party in New York, Tom tells Daisy that Gatsby's money is from illegal activities. Daisy realizes she belongs with Tom. In a true twist of fate, Daisy accidentally runs down and kills Myrtle, Tom's lover. The truth is that Daisy was actually driving the car, not Gatsby but Gatsby is willing to take the blame to protect Daisy. Myrte's husband (you didn't know she had a husband...)finds out Gatsby killed his wife and goes to Gatsby's to kill him. He finds Gatsby in the pool and shoots him then shoots himself.

Tom hitting Myrtle
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That's the story in a nutshell but doesn't include the real drama and grit behind the story. East Egg is where very wealthy, aristocratic people live. The other town mentioned in the novel is West Egg, where the garish rich live. New York City as mentioned above is where Tom keeps an apartment to meet his lover Myrtle and Nick goes for lunch with Gatsby.

The party at Gatsby's is important to the novel because it shows the characters at their normal worst. It shows Tom's hypocrisy and disregard for the feelings of either woman he is involved with. He is a bully wanting control. It also builds anticipation about Gatsby and his air of mystery. The party itself is totally extravagant, liquor everywhere, crates of fresh fruit, tents filled with food and a live orchestra. As the party continues everyone gets louder and drunker. This is the Roaring Twenties in action! Gatsby has an affected accent and doesn't even know half of his guests.

One day Nick has lunch with Gatsby. Gatsby drives him into NYC in his sports car. Nick finds most of what Gatsby tells him about Gatsby's past to be unbelievable. One of the people they meet at lunch (a friend of Gatsby's) leads Nick to believe Gatsby is involved with a lot of shady characters. However, Jordan paints Gatsby as a poor lovesick guy who wants Daisy back.

Quotes from The Great Gatsby

I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby's house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited--they went there.

The truth was that Jay Gatsby, of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself.

In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.

He wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was

I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all—Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life.

The only time Gatsby seems real is when he is first reunited with Daisy. Daisy is everything Gatsby wants to be. Her wealth is natural not pretentious. Even though Gatsby is rich, he will never really be one of the aristocratic rich to whom wealth and social grace come naturally. Daisy has that though she is not the girl he remembers. He's in love with a dream of the past but can't let go...he truly loves Daisy in spite of his wealth and power.

The confrontation between Tom and Gatsby is an important one showing and telling a lot about both men and their lives. Their battle over Daisy is the epitome of selfishness for both men. She is a means to their ends. There is depth to this book and the romances and way these new rich live their lives and their pathetic attempts and living with that wealth. Therein lies the theme of the Great Gatsby, trying to become rich and pursue the American dream. There are other themes intertwined as well, love, romance, greed, violence...lots going on here.

There's more to the story so I hope I have left you with a desire to read the book or see the movie with Robert Redford OR wait until December and see the new movie with Leonardo DiCaprio.

One last thing the photos I used were taken of four of my grandchildren and their classmates when they did a project on The Great Gatsby...that was my inspiration for this hub.

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Gatsby and Tom ready to fight over DaisyOne of Gatsby's parties; Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, Myrtle, and NickMyrtle's husband with Myrtle's bodyA dead GatsbyMyrtle's husband committing suicide
Gatsby and Tom ready to fight over Daisy
Gatsby and Tom ready to fight over Daisy | Source
One of Gatsby's parties; Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, Myrtle, and Nick
One of Gatsby's parties; Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, Myrtle, and Nick | Source
Myrtle's husband with Myrtle's body
Myrtle's husband with Myrtle's body | Source
A dead Gatsby
A dead Gatsby | Source
Myrtle's husband committing suicide
Myrtle's husband committing suicide | Source

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Never read the book....got past me somehow....and only saw parts of the movie with Redford......no way I'll miss the upcoming film with Brad. Speaking of, btw.....it's funny how I only "sort of," liked Brad, until I saw, "Meet Joe Black," and I fell positively madly in love with him in that movie.....forever more!....SWAK! LOL...

      but...getting back to the Great Gatsby.......sounds like a story line I can appreciate.

      Great hub, as always, GF......Your style is all your own, you know....and is as unique as you are!............UP +++ and shared

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      Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

      Great write! Voted up.

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      jamaican rose 4 years ago from Florida

      Great article!

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      Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

      I read the book in high school....and less than a month ago I saw the Redford version for the very first time. Obviously the movie left off some huge parts of the book...but overall this was one of the times the movie did the book justice ....at least in my humble opinion.

      Just some movie knowledge for you....there is also a tv movie called The Great Gatsby(2000) and the 2012 version is starring Leonardo DiCaprio versus Brad Pitt.....but I think Pitt would have been perfect playing the Redford/Gatsby part.

      Voted up and across the board....job well done...as you have produced a hub that is interesting and informative.....P.S. loved the photos you included.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Don't kill me Effer, as Cogerson pointed out the lead in the new movie is DiCaprio, not Pitt. Must not have been paying attention. Speaking of deep, this is a deep story with lots of undercurrents. You might like it! I definitely have my own style ;)

      Thanks Pollyannalana and jamaica rose.

      Oops, obviously I'm going to change the Brad Pitt to Leonardo DiCaprio...must not have been paying attention. Thanks so much Cogerson, your expertise is not only interesting but helpful ;) The kids did a great job on their project and provided me with some great pictures!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This was an awesome review Till! I loved it, very informative! Thanks! Voted up and more!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I don't think I've ever read the book that I recall. And the movie hasn't made it to my "must see" list. Maybe one day, when I've completed my lists, I check this out. :) Great review though, and it does make it sound very interesting! VUM.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Well.....OK. Leonardo is not half bad himself. I'll muddle through! lol.

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      diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Interesting sip of a complex both of a book I was relieved to walk away from. A paen to alcoholism and homosexuality; shallow people with spoiled life-styles. Nasty creeps most of them. Its an American classic and very much of its times. It's also a pity DiCaprio survived the Titanic!

      Bob

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      sonison 4 years ago from Heaven 7

      Good review. Thanks to adding to my knowledge

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks Josh. Glad you found it informative...doing my job ;)

      Good one to put on your bucket list TT!

      Glad I didn't disappoint too much Effer!

      Bob, you are right...I think I missed the homosexuality part though. It was definitely a hedonistic time.

      Sonison, only too happy to help!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi mary, I loved the film, saw it back in the seventies, and have watched it at least a couple of times since, your photos are great! lol! this looked like a lot of fun! cheers nell

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks Nell. It was a good film and book. I have to admit, I think I had more fun taking pictures of the kids than they did acting out the book of course the fact that four of them are my grandchildren helped ;)

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Hey Mary, This was another wonderful cinematic hub. Got distracted between Effer and Cogerson. The times were perfect for a Great Gatsby. And probably some stilletos were already in the making. Your pics are pretty interesting and Being close to Long Island I can picture Leo DiCaprio doing a chasing scene by that Southhampton Gof Course. Great as usual Till!

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      Twilight Lawns 4 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      This has always been one of my five or six favourite books, and by serendipity, I read it again on Sunday and Monday.

      I agree that the Redford Farrow film really did the book justice, but F Scott Fitzgerald's writing is much, much deeper than your depiction of it here.

      Why tell the whole story? It's a short enough novel to read without almost retelling it chapter and verse.

      Regardless, marked UP and INTERESTING

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Ah Lord, so easily distracted? Thanks for the compliment...if I had known they were making it on Long Island I'd have taken a ride down.

      Twilight Lawns, do you think I gave away too much? There is so much more to tell...thanks for the vote!

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      Twilight Lawns 4 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      I agree, but a lot of it is subliminal. The "top story" is exciting and there's a dark undercurrent.

      I must admit that the de Caprio version would need to go a long way to depict the Myrtle character so well. She was magnificent.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Well Twilight, we shall see!

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      iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

      I love your inspiration for this piece! It was so cool how you used those pictures to write a report on the GG! It was unique and original! I read the book in HS and saw the Redford versio...pretty great! I want to see the new movie, just hope it is not ruined in transition. Your hub ws awesome!!!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks Audra, obviously I had a ball with the kids and they were a true inspiration. I can't wait to see the new version in December!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Read it....saw the original...had forgotten that Redford was in a re-make...and will see Brad in anything that he does. Great hub and I'm sorry I'm so late in getting here. The Hub gods are conspiring against me.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Ah the hub gods are conspiring against you...thanks to Lord paying attention I had to change Brad Pitt to Leonardo DiCaprio because I wasn't paying attention...

      Always glad to have you stop by, ANYTIME Bill!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I have read the novel and watched the movie. I'm waiting for the release of new Gatsby movie.

      This is quite and interesting read.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks Vinaya. It is fun to compare movie versions when they make more than one.

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      Ashish Joshi 4 years ago from India

      You know what, just yesterday only I too was thinking about writing upon this novel when I caught the latest trailer of the movie...but I'm glad I found your hub just at the right time.

      Indeed an exceptional novel...the way he makes the characters play on the readers' mind...I've read the novel but haven't seen the movie...but I'm looking forward to the soon-to-be-released version!

      Up and awesome...shared too.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you asisho...you could still write a hub about the novel as your perspective could be very different from mine and/or you may write in a totally different way. I'm glad though that you enjoyed this one.

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      Great summary of a great book. I've never seen the movie, but would like to see both the old and the new and compare the two against the book. Might be a fun winter project. : )

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I think you'd like it as a project. I'm looking forward to the new one Deborah just to see the differences.

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      Joseph Franklin Dunkin Jr 4 years ago from Foley, Alabama

      Great summary my friend. I've posted a survey at my HP site which you may vote in, called, "Who Is Your Favorite Short Story Writer". Fitzgerald, who also wrote short stories, is one of the choices.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Very interesting J. Frank. Thanks for stopping by. I think I'll have to head on over to your site.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I loved the Great Gatsby. It showed how a hedonistic lifestyle did not necessarily mean happiness..a moving story with a tragic end as well. A great intro to the book Mary, and I'm sharing..votes all the way.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Definitely a classic I was inspired to write about by my grandkids! Glad you enjoyed.

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      sahbam16 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great hub, greatly enjoyed reading it! I really love the Great Gatsby, and was interesting to learn about F Scott Fitzgerald!! Voted up!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      So glad you enjoyed sahbam16, it was fun to research and always interesting to learn more! Thanks for the vote.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Saw the original movie and I'm looking forward to seeing the new one.

      Voting +++, sharing and more.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks Susan. My kids are chomping at the bit to see the new one. I'll see it when it gets to HBO :) I appreciate the votes and shares. Have a good one.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Very interesting write--I had forgotten this story--and it was wonderful to recall it again!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you Audrey. It was great watching the kids act it out.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Skip the movies and go straight to the book. How F. Scott writes in this one. As far as I'm concerned nothing else he ever did even comes close.

      " Her voice was full of money. That was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals' song of it."

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Oh Kathleen you are so right. You can never get the depth and feel of the book in the movies.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I was drawn to this title, as I am a lover of this book, the movie with Redford and Farrow...which I saw at the movies with my best girl, my Momma.

      Now I plan to see the remake, with my next best girl, my sister...it looks to be wonderful.

      Wonderful review and well written. Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Glad you were drawn to the title and enjoyed the hub. Everyone's waiting for the new movie! Thanks GF and hugs right back to you!

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      TCurtis Moore 4 years ago

      Never seen it. Is it on Netflix? I think I'll look into it. Also put some movie links from Amazon on your page. Have a good one.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      It should be on Netflix...thanks for the link suggestion TCurtis. I am on my iPad so as soon as I can get to my computer I will add some links. So nice of you to read and leave such a helpful comment.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Really enjoyed reading this and catching up with the Great Gatsby. Am so looking forward to the Leo de Caprio version. Much of it was filmed in Australia. It opens here later this month. Thank you for this

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you travmaj, so glad you found this good to read. I didn't realize much of the new film was made in Australia. Very interesting.

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      Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

      It is amazing how time flies....seems it was just the other day I was reading this hub....and now 10 months later the movie has been made and turned out to be a huge box office hit as well. I can see why this is one of your featured hubs....voted up and interesting.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Fitzgerald certainly connected with the hedonism and resulting depression of the times.....hence Gatsby was a sort of personal story for him. Looking forward to catching the movie...DiCaprio is perfect for the role. Thanks for sharing, Mary!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Wonderful Hub about one of my favorites. I read the book years ago. Fitzgerald is one of my favorite authors, too. I loved Redford in the movie. I never like the tragic ending, though. If I had written the story, mine would have had a happy ending, but I like happy endings to everything!

      I am looking forward to seeing the new movie.

      Voted UP and shared.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      How exceptionally nice of you to come back Cogerson! It seems the new movie has stirred a new interest in this hub. Oh, btw, thank you for the early correction...I did make it in my hub if you notice :)

      Fitzgerald did have a similarly hedonistic life Michelle. With all his drinking and living on Long Island it is easy to see many similarities. Seems everyone wants to see this movie, it should certainly be a best seller.

      I know what you mean Mary, about sad endings. Do you remember the old rock and roll song, "Sad Movies"....it said, "sad movies, always make me cry"....I will probably see the new movie too. Thank you for the votes and share!

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Great hub! I loved the book and the Robert Redford movie and also plan to see the new version.

      This hub was really well written and the photos of your grandchildren doing the Great Gatsby project were awesome!

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

      Also, congrats on your Hubber to Hubber interview.

      Hub Hugs,

      Gail

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much Gail. I never knew when I wrote this that the upcoming movie was going to be such a hit ;) As you know my grandchildren were my inspiration not F. Scott...hope he's not spinning in his grave.

      The interview was fun, glad you enjoyed.

      Hub hugs coming back at you!

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      Crissylite 4 years ago

      Great article! I enjoyed the movie very much.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks for stopping by Crissylite.

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      I just heard the soundtrack for the new movie and now more than ever I'm anxious to see it!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Sounds good to me Deborah!

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      TheKatsMeow 4 years ago from Canada

      I read the book AND saw the movies. I had to study F Scott Fitzgerald extensively when I was in school: he was an interesting person who created some very interesting characters. I loved the pictures that went with this Hub, I have to say, I am really impressed with them: makes me want to have my own Gatsby themed party :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks TheKatsMeow and what a great idea! I never thought of that.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wonderful job on explaining The Great Gatsby. I've read the book several times, seen the Redford movie, and will soon see the DiCaprio version. From the previews I've seen, I think DiCaprio is doing a good job of portraying Gatsby although the critics don't all agree with me. How interesting to have the photos of your grandchildren's school project. They look like they are having so much fun and portraying it well. I enjoyed reading this and I'm ready to see the new version of the movie. I love the book and it is one of my favorites. Love the Gatsby character!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I had no idea how popular this was when I wrote it suzettenaples. My grandchildren's school project was a lot of fun. If the hype about the new Gatsby movie is half as good as they say, it should be great. Thanks for stopping by.

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      H C Palting 4 years ago from East Coast

      I saw the movie last week and it was very entertaining after a slow start. Once things got going I told myself I'd read the book. This is a very useful summary. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks so much Express10, you are the first one to comment who has seen the movie. Happy you liked my hub.

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      lindacee 4 years ago from Southern Arizona

      Read the book and saw the Redford/ Farrow adaptation. There was also a 1949 version with Alan Ladd, which I've not seen (but would love to). I have absolutely no intention of seeing the new release for any number of reasons. However, I thoroughly enjoyed your story synopsis and the photos are marvelous! Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting. :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Linda I would love to see the Alan Ladd version too! Thanks for reading. Glad you liked my grand children's photos.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Just came back to say: I saw the new movie with Leonardo D. and Tony Macquire (sp). If I had never seen Robert Redford and the wonderful movie of Gatsby he made with Mia Farrow, maybe I would have liked this new one. I didn't care for it at all. It was like the producers just took the Redford movie and duplicated the scenes with Leonardo.

      The story itself is such a wonderful indepth study of these characters.

      See the new one when you have some time.....

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks Mary. It was especially nice of you to come back and let us know what to expect...I think I'll wait for HBO.

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      molometer 3 years ago

      Congratulations on this great write up on a classic book.

      I vaguely remember the Robert Redwood moie but will catch the new movie after reading this.

      The photo-play above is excellent and the car is beautiful.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Thank you Molometer. The car is certainly my husband's pride and joy ;)

      Not sure about the new movie, a fellow hubber said she liked the Robert Redford one better.

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      molometer 3 years ago

      Just noticed my typo. Dooh!

      My wife loves the Redford movie too. Yet to see the new one.

      The car is a gem.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Ah, I'm waiting to watch the Leonardo version...in all his boyish hedonism. Thanks for sharing, and will share this lively write again, Mary!

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Thanks Michelle. Mixed opinions about the new movie but DiCaprio lovers will surely love it. Thanks for the share my friend!

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      Mohan Kumar 3 years ago from UK

      I fell in love with this book and the period setting while I was at school. Your summary/review is a great intro to this classic novel. His writing and dialogue zings along and draws the reader in... up/awesome.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Hi Docmo! Fitzgerald certainly captured his lifestyle and made his story more than interesting. Thanks for the votes!

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