The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel, Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island.
Some say the story is inspired by a youthful romance Fitzgerald had with socialite Ginevra King, and the riotous parties he attended on Long Island’s North Shore in 1922.
The novel has been adapted for radio many times. The first was the 1950s hour-long adaptation for CBS’ Family Hour of Stars starring Kirk Douglas as Gatsby.
In a 2012 BBC Radio 4 broadcast, The Great Gatsby took the form of a Classic Serial dramatization. It was created by dramatist Robert Forrest.
The first movie version of the novel “The Great Gatsby” was debuted in 1926. A version of Owen Davis’s Broadway play, it was directed by Herbert Brenon and starred Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson and William Powell. It is a famous example of a lost film.
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Following the 1926 movie was 1949’s The Great Gatsby, directed by Elliott Nugent and starring Alan Ladd, Betty Field, and Macdonald Carey.
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The Great Gatsby appeared onscreen again in 1974, It was directed by Jack Clayton and starred Robert Redford as Gatsby
In 2013, The Great Gatsby was directed by Baz Luhrmann & starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby.
Production began in 2011 and took place in Australia, with a $105 million net production budget.
The novel depicts narrator Nick Carraway’s interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby’s obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan.
The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be a literary masterwork and a contender for the title of the Great American Novel.