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The Great Gatsby (1974) Film
Transcript of The Great Gatsby (1974) Film
Character Comparison: Film vs. Book
The Great Gatsby Comparison: Book vs. Film
Fashion in the 1920's
Director: Jack Clayton
British film director born on March 1, 1921 in Brighton, Sussex, England.
“Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth...” (Ch. 1, p. 9)
“It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down, as if each speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again,” (Ch. 1, p.9)
Daisy Buchanan played by Mia Farrow
“I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known” (Ch.3, p.59)
"I thought you were rather an honest, straightforward person. I thought it was your secret pride,” (Ch.9, p. 177)
"I’m thirty...I’m five years too old to lie to myself and call it honor” (Ch. 9, p. 177)
Nick Carraway played by Sam Waterston
"I drove over to East Egg,” (Ch.1, p.6). "Tom Buchanan in riding clothes standing with his legs apart on the front porch,” (Ch. 1, p. 6)
Nick does not eat a steak while describing what he sees before and during Gatsby’s party.
"The little dog was sitting on the table looking with blind eyes through the smoke,” (Ch.2, p.36). “Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson...discussing in impassioned voices whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy’s name,” (Ch. 2, p.37)
“Jordan’s going to play in the tournament to-morrow over at Westchester,” (Ch.1, p.18). “...the story about her...at her big golf tournament...that nearly reached the newspapers –a suggestion that she had moved her ball from a bad lie in the semi-final round,” (Ch.3, p.57)
“It is an unusual party for me. I haven't even seen the host." (Ch.3, p.47) “I am Gatsby,” (Ch.3, p.48).
"I said a small town...he's no use to us if Detroit is his idea of a small town," (Ch.5, p.93)
"Miss Baker?...I beg your pardon...Mr.Gatsby would like to speak to you alone." (Ch.3 p.50)
"...we're going up in the hydroplane tomorrow..." (Ch. 3 p.53)
"James Gatz...legally, his name." (Ch.6 p.98)
"A stout, middle-aged man, with enormous owl eyed spectacles..." (Ch. 3 p.45)
"...That's Dan Cody...He used to be my best friend years ago." (Ch.5 p. 93)
Nick rides his boat to the Buchanans' dock and Tom comes riding a horse.
Nick sits on his front porch, and eats a steak while looking at and describing Gatsby’s party.
Tom steps on the dog, causing Myrtle to get angry and call him clumsy. Myrtle takes the dog and slams the door on Tom. Tom gets furious and slams the door open. The two stay in the room for awhile then comes out and Myrtle screams Daisy's name repeatedly.
Nick, Daisy, and Tom watch Jordan's golf tournament and she is seen cheating.
Gatsby sends someone to take Nick to him in his office.
Gatsby receives a phone call in his office where he disputes with the other person on the line about Philadelphia not being a small town.
“...thickish figure of a woman,” (Ch. 2, p. 25)
“She was in the middle thirties, and faintly stout, but she carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can,” (Ch. 2, p. 25)
“Her face...contained no facet or gleam of beauty, but there was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering.” (Ch.2, p. 25)
Myrtle Wilson played by Karen Black
"It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it..."
"...I was looking at an elegant young roughneck, a year or two over thirty
Jay Gatsby played by Robert Redford
The 1974 film won an award for best costume design
The private conversation between Jordan Baker and Jay Gatsby does not occur at the party.
Gatsby does not invite Nick to ride with him in his hydro plane
Gatsby never reveals his name to Nick
Owl Eyes is not included in the movie.
Dan Cody is excluded from the movie also.
"Now he was a sturdy straw-haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner. Two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward." (Ch. 1,p 7)
Tom Buchanan played by Bruce Dern
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Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 2001. Web. 5 Nov. 2013.
Clayton, Jack, dir. The Great Gatsby. Paramount Pictures, 1974.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 2004.
The designer Ralph Lauren for the men's costume became really famous after the films debut.
the 1920's clothing was mordern and new opposed to the older generations Victorian era clothing.
The clothes were bright and vivid.
Many of the outfit were loose, making it easier to manufacture in a wide range of sizes.
"It was gas blue with lavender beads." (Ch. 3,p.43)
“He was a blond, spiritless man, anaemic, and faintly handsome.” (Ch. 2, p. 25)
“...into his light blue eyes” (Ch. 2, p. 25)
George Wilson played by Scott Wilson
“Her gray, sun-strained eyes stared straight ahead...” (Ch. 3, p. 58)
“...in order to keep that cool, insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demands of her hard, jaunty body,” (Ch. 3, p. 58)
“With Jordan’s slender golden arm resting in mine...” (Ch. 3, p. 43)
Jordan Baker played by Lois Chiles
“A small, flat-nosed Jew raised his large head and regarded me with two fine growths of hair which luxuriated in either nostril,” (Ch. 4, p. 69)
Meyer Wolfsheim played by Howard Da Silva
“The sister, Catherine, was a slender, worldly girl of about thirty, with solid, sticky bob of red hair, and a complexion powdered milky white,” (Ch. 2, p. 30)
“Her eyebrows had been plucked and then drawn on again at a more rakish angle...” (Ch. 2, p. 30)
Catherine played by Kathryn Leight Scott
“...intruding into one chamber where a dishevelled man...it was Mr. Klipspringer,” (Ch. 5, p. 91)
“Klipspringer plays the piano,”Ch. 5, p. 94)
Ewing Klipspringer played by Edward Herrmann
“Did mother get powder on your old yellowy hair?” (Ch.7, p. 117)
“She’s three years old,” (Ch.1, p. 10)
Pamela Buchanan played by Patsy Kensit
Known for: The Innocents (1961), Room at the Top (1959), Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983), and The Great Gatsby (1974).
Academy Award nominee for Best Director in The Innocents (1961).
Worked as a producer for many films.
Evident themes of “melancholy, frustration, obsession, hallucination, and haunting,” (Encyclopedia 1) in his films.
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