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The Secret Screen Life Of Scott Fitzgerald
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The Secret Screen Life Of Scott Fitzgerald  | The Great Gatsby (1974)
The Great Gatsby (1974)

Jack Clayton’s Gatsby opens with an empty West Egg mansion echoing with the ghosts of parties past, a spooky motif that’s apt from the man who made haunted-house classic The Innocents. Unfortunately, the Brit couldn’t do for Fitzgerald what he did for Henry James. After a troubled genesis, his Great Gatsby turned out to be everything Fitzgerald’s classic isn’t: a listless, billowy mess that fizzled with critics and audiences alike, despite a script by Francis Ford Coppola and the bazillion-megawatt glamour of Robert Redford.

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