Video: Great Gatsby trailer really captures the Roaring Twenties
posted at 10:49 am on May 7, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Er, it’s a little minimalist for a Baz Luhrmann flick, isn’t it? That’s because this is the trailer for the original adaptation of The Great Gatsby — a film that has been lost, apparently. The Daily Caller gives us the silent treatment, or at least what’s left of it:
There may be a reason why this version has disappeared:
But the first film version — in black and white with no dialogue — debuted in 1926, soon after a stage production of the novel. F. Scott Fitzgerald was reportedly so disgusted by the film version that he walked out of the movie theater before it was over.
The silent version of “The Great Gatsby” no longer exists in any archives, and the sole footage is the one-minute trailer for the film that the National Archives was able to salvage.
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