Letters, Apr. 8, 1974

Gatsby in Hollywood

Sir / Your coverage of The Great Gatsby [March 18] omitted a great irony in the production of the movie. In his novel, F.S. Fitzgerald removes the facade of wealth by portraying how it can corrupt morals, foster waste and breed human carelessness. Absurd how his admonishment to "beware the American dream" is so carelessly discarded by the makers of this extravaganza. I question if they did indeed read the book.


Colts Neck, N.J.

Sir / With or without a supersell, Fitzgerald's Gatsby is a masterpiece. I for...

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