Throwback Thursday: The Great Gatsby (1926)

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We all know the much-awaited Baz Luhrmann adaptation of The Great Gatsby opened the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival earlier this week. But did you know that this movie is already the fifth screen adaptation of this F. Scott Fitzgerald classic?

In fact, the first was in 1926 — a silent movie directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson and William Powell. It is said to be the most faithful adaptation of the American classic but unfortunately, only the film’s trailer is known to have survived the test of time.

✘ Youtube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Asajgm-ciWA

Oh, just look how far it has come!

I don’t know about you, but the differences between the two trailers are simply overwhelming!

written by geegraphy on 2013-05-16 in #lifestyle #throwback-thursday #silent-films #f-scott-fitzgerald #the-great-gatsby #analogue-lifestyle #lomography

One Comment

  1. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    Guess I don't like either version. I think the 1980's version was better. But then, I'm old.

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