The Great Gatsby (1974)
Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow and Bruce Dern
The idea of the American Dream is closely related with the statement that all men are created equal, but over the time the meaning has stately changed. Therefore, the movie The Great Gatsby (1974) an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel attempts to create an accurate view of it.
The story of the movie revolves around a mysterious character, called Jay Gatsby. Gatsby is a rich business man who apparently likes to throw fancy parties at his mansion. However, his parties are very peculiar in the sense that none of his guests seem to know him personally. So, as the story unfolds, the atmosphere becomes puzzled with questions and rumors about his identity. The action of movie starts in the summer of 1922 when Nick moves to West Egg on Long Island Sound, where he visits his cousin Daisy and her husband Tom. Then, Nick meets his neighbor, Gatsby and for the rest of the movie we observe what happens to those that pursue the American Dream and to those who are borne with it.
In short, The Great Gatsby movie caught my attention in the sense that all the characters and the settings seemed very realistic and this truly made me connect with the atmosphere of the twenties.