Cinema: The Crack-Up

THE GREAT GATSBY

Directed by JACK CLAYTON Screenplay by FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA

It was said about Jay Gatsby that he never went to his own parties. He certainly passed this one by. A great deal of time, money and promotion have been concentrated here, but Gatsby's sad and curious history has resulted in a dull, dreadful movie.

The film is faithful to the letter of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel but entirely misses its spirit. Much of Fitzgerald's prose has been preserved, especially in Nick Carraway's narration, but it only gives the film a stilted, stuffy...

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