The Great Gatsby
Movie Details

The Great Gatsby

March 29, 1974 | 2h 24m

Genre

Drama

Director

Jack Clayton

Cast

Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson, Sam Waterston, Lois Chiles, Howard Da Silva, Roberts Blossom, Edward Herrmann, Kathryn Leigh Scott, John Devlin, Patsy Kensit-Healy, Jerry Mayer, Bob Sherman, Regina Baff, Oliver Clark

Producer

David Merrick, Hank Moonjean

Writer

Francis Ford Coppola, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Synopsis

In the 1920s, Nick, a young Midwestern man, rents a cottage among the mansions on Long Island and is drawn into the social circle of his wealthy neighbor, the mysterious Jay Gatsby. During his time with the old aristocracy and the nouveau riche, Nick becomes a witness to superficiality and obsessions that lead to tragedy.

Awards

  • Bruce Dern Nominee for the 1974 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
  • Douglas Slocombe Winner for the 1974 BAFTA Award for Cinematography
  • John Box Winner for the 1974 BAFTA Award for Art Direction
  • Karen Black Winner for the 1974 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
  • Nelson Riddle Winner for the 1974 Academy Award for Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)
  • Sam Waterston Nominee for the 1974 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
  • Theoni V Aldredge Winner for the 1974 Academy Award for Costume Design
  • Theoni V Aldredge Winner for the 1974 BAFTA Award for Costume Design

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