The Great Gatsby (1974) Film Review

The Great Gatsby
DIRECTOR: Jack Clayton
BOTTOM LINE:  Produced by David Merrick and directed by Jack Clayton, from an adaptation by none other than Francis Ford Coppola, the third film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age masterpiece (the first two were also at Paramount) stars Robert Redford as Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan. The film won two Oscars. One was for Theoni V. Aldredge’s striking costumes which instituted a brief Gatsby fashion craze and beat out an astounding Best Costume Design lineup that year including Anthea Sylbert for “Chinatown”, Theodora Van Runkle for “The Godfather Part II”Tony Walton for “Murder on the Orient Express” and John Furness for “Daisy Miller”.
The second was for Nelson Riddle’s adapted score which used the plaintive refrain from Irvin Berlin’s 1923 song “What’ll I Do” to profound effect.
POST TITLE: Twenty-Seven Queer Films 1967-1976. Queer Cinema Comes Out.
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SUBCATEGORY: Queer Film
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