Which Gatsby Is the Greatest? Comparing the Great Gatsby films of 2013 and 1974 with GIFs

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On the left, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in the 2013 version, and Mia Farrow in the same role in 1974.
Anyone who's familiar with the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford should recognize the scenes and shots from trailers for the 2013 film, which opens Friday with Leonardo DiCaprio. Here, in animated GIFs, are shot-by-shot comparisons from the 1974 version and the 2013 version -- which will be the fifth film of the Fitzgerald story.

2013:

1974:

One of Gatsby's parties, early in both films.


2013:

1974:

In the film version, one of Gatsby's butlers finds Nick Carraway at the party and escorts him into Gatsby's home, where the two will meet.

Continue reading for more animated GIF comparisons.

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Jan Stokes
Jan Stokes

I just rewatched the 1974 Great Gatsby and I like Baz Lurhmanns' version better. :)

DeathBreath
DeathBreath

Let me get this correct.  You mean someone set a F. Scott Fitzgerald classic novel to hip-hop, in 3D?  Nice!  According to Rex Reed, the most accurate movie adaptation is Elliott Nugent’s black-and-white 1949 version.  

If you want to read a worthy review of this latest piece of shit, I suggest checking one of the only critics I respect, particularly since Siskel & Ebert are both dead, Rex Reed.  He crucifies this latest Gatsby movie.  It is quite hilarious.  Please, remember, Rex is from Texas, yeeee haawwww. 

ducttaperoses
ducttaperoses

Sorry, but they lost me at the modern soundtrack, which is just flat-out pandering to young crowds who don't know and don't care anything about the era.  Either update the entire thing the way they did with "Romeo and Juliet", or don't update it, but don't look ignorant by mixing eras. 

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