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16 May 08:58

The Lost 1926 “Gatsby” Movie

by Richard Brody

A word from the corridor. I mentioned to my colleague Joshua Rothman—who writes in insightful praise of what he calls Baz Luhrmann’s “theme-park ride” transformation of “Gatsby”—that the version of the film that gets the party scenes right is the lost 1926 version, of which only this trailer has survived. He replied that he hadn’t seen it and had the good suggestion that I discuss the lost “Gatsby” here. more