The Problem with Adapting The Great Gatsby

by Jack's Movie Reviews

The Great Gatsby is widely accepted as one of the greatest American novels of all time. In this video essay, Jack illustrates one of the biggest challenges Baz Lurhmann faced in adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece for his 2013 film: the novel is built almost entirely around the reader’s imagination, which film as a medium can’t account for.



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