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The Great Gatsby
Book Guides. If you've looked up The Great Gatsby movie, you've probably realized that there is more than one. So which of The Great Gatsby movies you should watch? Wondering if you can skip reading the book? We have a complete guide to each of the Great Gatsby movie adaptations, as well as some advice for writing about the movies! Gatsby has had four film adaptations, with two especially big-budget, well-known movies: the version starring Robert Redford and the film with Leonardo DiCaprio. There was also a silent film adaptation made in , just one year after the novel came out , but that film has been lost, with only a one-minute trailer that survives to attest to its existence.
The Great Gatsby is a romantic drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald 's novel of the same name. The film polarized critics, receiving both praise and criticism for its acting performances, soundtrack, visual style, and direction. Audiences responded more positively  and Fitzgerald's granddaughter praised the film, stating "Scott would have been proud. He talks about Jay Gatsby , the most hopeful man he had ever met. Nick's doctor suggests that he write his thoughts down, since writing is Nick's passion. Nick then begins to catalog the events to his doctor.
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The book is a cautionary tale that was offered to readers who, at the time, sought no caution. The conceit of Nick Carraway as the stand-in for Fitzgerald may not be quite exact, though. It was one of those tragic loves doomed for lack of money, and one day the girl closed it out on the basis of common sense. During a long summer of despair I wrote a novel instead of letters, so it came out all right, but it came out all right for a different person. The man with the jingle of money in his pocket who married the girl a year later would always cherish an abiding distrust, an animosity, toward the leisure class—not the conviction of a revolutionist but the smouldering hatred of a peasant. In other words, Fitzgerald had been in love with Ginevra King , who instead married a wealthy young man. Soon thereafter, Fitzgerald, a successful writer, married Zelda Sayre.