PG | | Drama, Romance
A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.
Truman Capote was the original screenwriter. In his draft, Nick was a homosexual and Jordan Baker a vindictive lesbian. When Capote was fired, Francis Ford Coppola finished his draft in three weeks.
Rich girls don't marry poor boys.
When Nick meets Gatsby in his private office, the cord to the lamp on the desk changes location between shots. In shots facing Gatsby, the cord goes from the lamp to the end of the desk to his right. In shots facing Nick, the cord goes from the lamp to the side of the desk facing Nick.
In the movie's original theatrical release, Tom Ewell played a small part at the cemetery near the end. Several weeks into the run, theaters were sent a new last reel from which Tom Ewell's part had been removed.
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