The Great Gatsby (1970), Drama

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The Great Gatsby (1974), Drama
Robert Redford, Bruce Dern, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston
Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction

The Truth:

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the very popular historical novel The Great Gatsby was born on September 24, 1896, St. Paul, Minnesota. He did very poorly academic wise in school, yet was able to earn a spot as a student at the ivy league Princeton University. However, shortly after it was realized that the poor academic lifestyle he once lived had not changed at all.

In 1917, Fitzgerald abandoned his life as a student to enroll in the army during World War One. F. Scott Fitzgerald was positioned on base in Montgomery, Alabama where he would become a second lieutenant and meat the women of his dreams. On base he met a young, seventeen year old woman named Zelda Sayre. There they agreed to get married, however, Zelda would do so yet until they had earned enough money to live the life wealthy of their dreams

After he had written the novel This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald had earned enough money to please Zelda to marry him. However, after the publication of This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald had grown an
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Scott Fitzgerald’s life as it was lived. The fictional life of Jay Gatsby is similar to the life of Fitzgerald in ways such as growing up in a very poor family, attending an Ivy League college, joining the army, and meeting the girl of their dreams at a young age only to be refused marriage because of the woman 's desire for money. Both Fitzgerald and Gatsby were also killed shortly after the love between them and their women was lost. However, Gatsby was killed by a gun, while Fitzgerald had died of a heart attack at an older age. The character Jay Gatsby as a whole is a very good fictional interpretation of the life of F. Scott

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