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I did not know this movie was out until my son called and invited me to see it with him and his fiancé. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby, the self-made millionaire obsessed with Daisy Buchanan. This is the fourth time F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel has been made into a movie. We visit New York in the 1920s. The Jazz Age! When Leo dies in the pool, we are reminded of Titanic. I recall Robert Redford's Gatsby from 1974, but somehow Leo seems more suited to the role, calling his acquaintances "Old Sport." Until this adaptation, I never grasped the fact that Gatsby was murdered at the end. I am now watching the 1949 film with Alan Ladd on youtube. I also learned that Fitzgerald was named after Francis Scott Key, who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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What a movie hey!

I read the book in a first year English class (pre-English major days) and as a result, I was reluctant to read it.

But after watching the movie, I am excited to reread the book. It was a spectacle! I kept thinking, this is a 3D-Pop-Up-Book movie.
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What a movie hey!

I read the book in a first year English class (pre-English major days) and as a result, I was reluctant to read it.

But after watching the movie, I am excited to reread the book. It was a spectacle! I kept thinking, this is a 3D-Pop-Up-Book movie.
Leo played the part well..
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