Gatsby: Don't remember the '74 movie & did not read the book. But you have a good point, attempting to show past era as tho it were now.
Really... you didn't see the Robert Redford '74 version? He was Gatsby and Sam Waterston (Law & Order) was Carraway. One of his earlier roles. Also Bruce Dern as Buchanan, and I think Mia Farrow at Daisy Buchanan. If you remember Howard DaSilva ("1776" and "Sergeant York"... to name a few), he played Meyer Wolfsheim. It wasn't bad... fairly close to the novel, as I remember. At least it stayed in the '20s.
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