Paramount Home Entertainment will release on Blu-ray director Jack Clayton's The Great Gatsby (1974), starring Robert Redford, Mia Farrow and Bruce Dern. The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on November 12th.
The Great Gatsby is a winner of Oscar Awards for Best Costume Design (Theoni V. Aldredge) and Best Music Score (Nelson Riddle).
Mia Farrow and Robert Redford star in this romantic drama based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the screen by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Jack Clayton. Set in the decadent 1920s, the story follows Yale graduate and former soldier Nick Carraway (Sam Waterston) as he begins a new life in New York. While there, he becomes intrigued by the life of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Redford), a self-made, hedonistic millionaire, who rekindles his affair with the now unhappily married Daisy (Farrow). Becoming involved in Gatsby's social circle, Nick bears witness to their intense relationship which ultimately results in tragedy.
I saw this in HD streaming on Amazon Prime a couple of months ago. The PQ was decent, it should make for a good BD release. An interesting atmospheric, but imperfect film. I thought the casting was perfect for the story.
punkguy03: You didn't understand the book or the movie? I suggest you re-read the book, BEFORE re-watching the movie. Always go to the original source.
When I read a classic novel that was difficult to grasp in school, I'd read the Cliff Notes after each chapter to put the author's themes into perspective...sort of a "Classic Novels for Dummies" approach....